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Customs and Border Protection agents stand at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Friday, Feb. 10. One memorandum issued by the Department of Homeland Security says the government will hire new ICE officers and Border Patrol agents, but it doesn't mention hiring more immigration judges. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Overwhelmed Courts Could Limit Impact Of Adding Immigration Officers

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Memos signed by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, seen at a news conference earlier this month at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, lay out a number of immigration-enforcement measures, such as expedited deportation proceedings for unauthorized immigrants who have been in the U.S. illegally for up to two years. Denis Poroy/AP hide caption

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Residents Near Oroville Dam Brace For Storms After Returning Home

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Officials Were Warned That Dam's Spillway Could Fail, Reports Show

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Nearly 200,000 People Evacuate Near Oroville Dam In California

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Federal Immigration Authorities Launch Raids Across The Country

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent detains an immigrant in 2015 in Los Angeles. A new round of detentions this week has triggered complaints from immigrant advocates. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration Raids Are Reported Around The Country

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Immigrant rights advocates protest then-President-elect Donald Trump's immigration policies last month. A new study shows that more than 60 percent of the people in this country illegally are concentrated in 20 metro areas. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A sign at Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes travelers. A three-judge panel decided not to reinstate President Trump's travel ban barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Tuesday, arguments related to President Trump's temporary travel ban will be presented by phone to a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and live-streamed at the James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former detainee Omar al-Shogre before his arrest and shortly after his release from Saydnaya Military Prison in Syria. Courtesy of Amnesty International hide caption

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Amnesty International Reports Organized Murder Of Detainees In Syrian Prison

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Boy Scouts Will Admit Transgender Boys

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