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DHS inspector general reveals new immigration probes

A federal watchdog is currently reviewing how the administration is processing asylum seekers and whether undocumented parents were deported without their children, the Department of Homeland Security acting inspector general revealed Wednesday.

Texas tent facility for immigrant children to expand

The Department of Health and Human Services will keep open and expand a temporary tent facility for immigrant children it is operating in Tornillo, Texas, even as most of the children it was caring for as a result of family separations at the border have been moved out of HHS custody.

Agency: Heckling DOJ employee didn't violate rules

A Justice Department employee who heckled DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Washington restaurant and criticized the administration's immigration policy online did not violate rules against political activity by government workers, a watchdog agency found.

DOJ confirms custody policy going forward

The Trump administration outlined for a federal judge Friday how it plans to implement a pair of court orders central to the ongoing reunification of parents separated from their children at the border and family detentions going forward.

Only 54 children to be reunited by court deadline

Roughly half of the children under 5 years old who were separated from their parents at the border will be back with their moms and dads by a court-imposed deadline Tuesday, but the Trump administration is still not sure when the rest will be reunified.

Why it's taking so long for separated families to be reunited

The government is still scrambling to comply with a court order and come up with a reunion process for thousands of immigrant parents and kids it separated at the border --- largely because officials didn't have a specific plan for reuniting families when the administration's "zero tolerance" policy began.

HHS claims lawmaker visits could slow down family reunifications

The Department of Health and Human Services is suggesting that arrangements necessary to accommodate members of Congress who want to visit holding facilities at the border could drain resources that would otherwise be used to reunite immigrant families that were separated.