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Republican compromise plan with $1,000 checks ‘way too small,’ Democrats say

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Biden tells congressional Democrats would consider limits on who gets COVID-19 checks

The baby bed's addition came to light during a People magazine interview in which the president said the Senate must put former President Donald Trump on trial since the House had impeached him over last month's riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead.

The newly confirmed Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has been tapped to spearhead the new taskforce and ensure these kids get back to their families and loved ones.

The Trump administration separated at least 5,500 children from their parents along the border between July 2017 and June 2018 in an attempt to deter migration. McCarthy, who came close to winning the House majority for the GOP in 2020 by lambasting policies like the Green New Deal, argued on Monday that Biden's executive actions will kill thousands of energy industry jobs.

U.S. President Joe Biden makes brief remarks before signing several immigration-related executive orders at the White House on February 2, 2021, in Washington.

The president has attempted to live up to that declaration by signing a flurry of executive orders meant to arrest the pace of climate change in recent weeks.

Noorani says immigration reform "has a long history of enjoying bipartisan support".

Watch Biden sign the executive orders in the player above.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which sued to reunite families, has asked the administration for legal status in the United States for all of the thousands of families that have been separated, as well as financial compensation for those families and attorneys at government expense.

Until that happens, he's under pressure from campaigners to make the borders more relaxed.

That order will also hopefully address the tens of thousands of asylum seekers who have also been trapped at the US-Mexico border while they wait for their cases to be processed by US officials.

Roberta Jacobson, a top Biden aide on border issues, asked Spanish-language media on Friday to discourage audiences from coming to the USA border.

The asylum-focused order mandated a review of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a controversial program that pushed 65,000 asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait for USA court hearings. She said the sides would keep talking.

The Biden administration has a "mandate" to pass COVID-19 relief, including sending direct checks, reopening schools and getting people vaccinated, and that is why they have to "go big", White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. Progressive Democrats are still pushing to erode the filibuster rule to allow the majority party to pass legislation with just 51 votes.

Biden also said he doesn't want to budge from his proposed $1,400 in direct payments that he said were promised to Americans.

"Let me be clear - and these are words I shared with President Biden - our focus must be targeted on the COVID-19 crisis and Americans who have been most impacted by this pandemic", Manchin said in a statement after the vote, adding: "I will only support proposals that will get us through and end the pain of this pandemic". "Congress should build on these first steps to find permanent solutions to improve our immigration system".

Kelli Garcia, federal policy counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, said the orders were encouraging but "will not immediately benefit immigrant communities in dire need of concrete action".

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