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Biden compares China's Xi Jinping to 'dictators' even as Washington and Beijing work to thaw relations

President Joe Biden compared Chinese President Xi Jinping to “dictators” during a political fundraiser in California Tuesday night, delivering the unscripted remarks roughly a day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said his recent trip had yielded “progress” in repairing the fractured relationship between Washington and Beijing. → Read More

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Biden to highlight climate commitments during West Coast swing

President Joe Biden will highlight climate commitments made by his administration and announce new federal funding for climate resilience projects as part of a three-day trip to the Bay Area in Northern California that begins Monday, according to a White House official. → Read More

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Biden says the gun safety movement has reached a ‘tipping point’ as he marks one year since passage of major legislation

President Joe Biden on Friday marked one year since the passage of the first major gun safety legislation in a generation during a summit in Connecticut, as gun violence reaches record levels in the United States and additional congressional action remains stalled. → Read More

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‘We don’t have the votes’: House GOP takes step toward Mayorkas impeachment as supporters lobby key holdouts

House Republicans took their most concrete and public step this week toward pursuing the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. But behind the scenes, supporters of the effort are still working to convince key holdouts to get on board with the potentially divisive plan. → Read More

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White House ramps up efforts to slow migration in the hemisphere, capitalizing on low border crossings

Biden administration officials are doubling down on efforts to stem the flow of migrants journeying to the US-Mexico border, capitalizing on nearly a month of low border crossings in the wake of the lifting of a Covid-era restriction. → Read More

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Biden marks a year since Uvalde tragedy as White House takes new approach to mass shooting response

When news broke of a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, one year ago, President Joe Biden was on his way back from Tokyo following a major international summit. → Read More

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What to know about Florida’s challenge to the immigration parole policy

A federal judge late Thursday night temporarily blocked one of the Biden's administration's key tools to try to manage the number of migrants in US Customs and Border Protection custody. → Read More

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Unaccompanied Honduran migrant teen dies while under Office of Refugee Resettlement care

An unaccompanied Honduran teen housed at a Florida shelter died Wednesday while under the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement, according to a congressional notice obtained by CNN on Friday. → Read More

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Harris faces critical test on migration effort when Title 42 ends

As President Joe Biden's approach to migration at the US-Mexico border confronts its most critical test yet when Title 42 expires, his No. 2, Kamala Harris, will face what's likely to be her own perception problem. → Read More

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Biden administration to roll out new tracking measures for migrant families

The Biden administration is rolling out a new program for migrant families released in the United States to track them as they go through a speedy deportation process, including a measure that would require they stay under home confinement, according to multiple sources familiar with the plans. → Read More

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Biden to take unprecedented measures to manage the border but concerns remain over end of Title 42

The Biden administration is rolling out unprecedented measures intended to levy consequences against migrants who cross the border unlawfully in the wake of Title 42's expiration this week. But, officials concede, the high number of border arrests in the coming days will still pose a steep challenge. → Read More

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First on CNN: DeSantis takes steps to again send migrants to Democratic-led cities

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking steps to once again send migrants to Democratic-led cities as an affront to the Biden administration's immigration policies, joining other Republican governors who have bussed people north. → Read More

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Plans set in motion as Biden administration eyes end of Covid-era border restriction

The Biden administration, already facing an increase in border crossings, is setting plans in motion to manage an anticipated influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border when a Covid-era border restriction ends next week, sources tell CNN. → Read More

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Biden admin to send 1,500 troops to southern border for support roles ahead of expected migrant surge

The Biden administration is making plans to send an additional 1,500 active-duty troops to the US-Mexico border in anticipation of an influx of migrants when the Title 42 public health authority expires next week, sources familiar with the planning told CNN. → Read More

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Adams wants FEMA to stop giving money to cities that use funds to send migrants to NYC

Mayor Eric Adams wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stop allocating money to cities that are using the funding to rent buses and send migrants to New York City, according to a city official. Adams' call comes as the Biden administration braces for a further influx of migrants when the Covid-era border restriction, known as Title 42, expires in May. → Read More

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Biden administration braces for a migrant surge when Covid-era restrictions lift

The Biden administration is bracing for a surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border when a Covid-era border restriction lifts next month, putting an issue that's been a political vulnerability for President Joe Biden at the forefront just weeks off his 2024 campaign announcement. → Read More

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US citizens sponsoring family members join effort to defend immigration program in court

US citizens who are sponsoring family members to come to the United States are seeking to intervene in a case over a key immigration program that's been challenged in court by several Republican-led states. → Read More

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US and Canada reach a deal on decades-old asylum agreement

The US and Canada have struck a deal on changes to a decades-old asylum agreement that would restrict certain migrants from seeking protections in Canada, two Canadian officials told CNN, marking a significant change in how Canada accepts asylum seekers. → Read More

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Nine Republican-led states ask judge to block DACA program

Nine Republican-led states asked a federal judge in Texas on Tuesday to block a rule providing protections to nearly 600,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, a group often described as "Dreamers." → Read More

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House Oversight Committee to hold border hearing in early February

The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the Biden administration's border policies in early February, kicking off what is expected to be a series of hearings on the issue amid widespread GOP criticism. → Read More