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Border Agents May Soon Collect Social Media Information

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Foreign travelers attempting to enter the US may soon be required to provide their social media accounts to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the screening process.

Border Patrol Chief Steps Down Following Trump Border Wall Plans

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Six months in to the job and one day after President Trump announced his intentions of boosting immigration enforcement and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the head of the U.S. Border Patrol resigned.

California and San Francisco Governments Sue DOJ

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The state of California and the city of San Francisco have become the latest entities to file lawsuits against the Department of Justice (DOJ), following DOJ’s announced plan to make the majority of federal law enforcement grants contingent upon localities agreeing to “allow federal immigration officers access to local prisons and also provide federal authorities with advance notice when prisoners in the country illegally are slated to be released.”

DHS Considering Use of Bitcoin at the Border

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is said to be looking into ways it might be able to apply the potential of blockchain technology – the centralized-but-decentralized ledger system underpinning “crypto-currencies” – digital, non-fiat forms of currency built around complex encryption algorithms – such as Bitcoin.

This Week on FEDtalk

Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

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FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura released a statement earlier this week that detailed a settlement impacting agents with hearing loss.

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