Barry Disney was the first and only federal prosecutor in Kansas dedicated solely to handling criminal immigration cases.
His job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas was created under a supplemental appropriation passed last year in the Southwest Border Security Bill, an initiative targeting criminal immigration cases and Mexican drug cartels.
With the end of the federal fiscal year on Friday, the temporary funding for 81 immigration-dedicated federal prosecutors like him has also ended.
Justice Department spokeswoman Jessica Smith says 13 temporary prosecutors were cut, while 68 others are being reassigned within the Justice Department.
Sixty-eight of the prosecutors will return to their old jobs and still will be able to work on Southwest Border Initiative cases, but not exclusively as they have for the past year.