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US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt
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US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up here. CNN  —  America’s duct-taped immigration policy, which successive Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses have all failed to fix in a comprehensive way, is about to be ripped in yet another direction. With CNN projecting Republicans will take control of the House in January, Democrats want to use the last gasp of their House majority to make good on a yearslong effort to give certainty to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Some Republicans, meanwhile, are using the language of war and aiming to make the situat...
US Customs and Border Protection commissioner resigns
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US Customs and Border Protection commissioner resigns

CNN  —  President Joe Biden has accepted the resignation of US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Christopher Magnus, the White House said Saturday. Biden thanked Magnus for “nearly forty years of service,” according to a statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and added that he “wishes him well.” Magnus had been asked to resign by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. He submitted his resignation to Biden on Saturday, which is effective immediately. Magnus has been criticized internally for being out of touch with the agency and publicly for the handling of the US-Mexico border. Durin...