2018 Report: 23% Decrease in Authorized Wiretaps

Convictions in cases involving electronic surveillance also fell sharply.

US, Guatemala Sign Memorandum to Improve H-2A Non-Immigrant Visa Program

Through this agreement, the Guatemalan government will provide additional safeguards for temporary workers by certifying that labor recruiters are vetted and registered with their government. The agreement is intended to complement existing U.S. laws and strengthen the protections for U.S. workers as well as prospective Guatemalan H-2A workers by ensuring Guatemalan H-2A workers are less susceptible to criminal actors.

President Trump Grants Clemency to 5 Individuals, Commutes Sentence of 2 Others

President Donald J. Trump signed five Executive Grants of Clemency (Full Pardons) on Monday after what the White House says was a 'careful review' of the files.

USDA Proposes to Close SNAP Automatic Eligibility Loophole

The rule would close a loophole that allows states to make participants receiving minimal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically eligible to participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

US Senators Want Federal Programs Published on Central Website

They want all federal programs publicly available on a central government-wide website in order to identify and eliminate program waste and duplication.

Department Of Justice Announces the Release of 3,100 Inmates Under First Step Act, Publishes...

The Bureau of Prisons, as of June 2019, housed just over 180,200 federal inmates. The release of roughly 3,100 inmates totals 1.7% of the total inmate population.

Federal Agencies Consider Altering H-2A Program for Temporary Ag Labor

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the proposed rule "will increase access to a reliable legal agricultural workforce, easing unnecessary burdens on farmers, increase enforcement against fraud and abuse, all while maintaining protections for America’s workers."

Ga Congressman: Broadband is the dividing line for 24 Million Rural Americans

“Broadband access has become a dividing line between those twenty-four million rural Americans and the broadband-depended information services urban and suburban Americans take for granted.”

New Third-Country Asylum Rule Implemented, Restrictions Added

Once effective, the rule will place further restrictions on eligibility for illegal immigrants who seek asylum in the United States.

WATCH: Top U.S. General Decries Use Of Continuing Resolutions

“A CR would send a terrible message to adversaries, allies, and most importantly, the soldiers, airmen, and Marines of the Joint Force.”