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Number of Children Arriving at Border Higher Than Expected: White House

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border was higher than the Biden administration had anticipated. Psaki made the remarks at a briefing at which she was asked to clarify the administration’s position on maintaining a Trump-era refugee cap of 15,000 admissions until May […]

Biden Administration Orders ICE, Border Patrol to Stop Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’

The White House has ordered officials in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to stop using several terms including “illegal alien,” “alien,” and “assimilation,” The Epoch Times can confirm. Memos sent by Tae Johnson, the acting director of ICE, and Troy Miller, the acting head of CBP, were distributed to […]

Blinken Defends Biden’s Decision to Maintain Trump-Era Refugee Caps Until May

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in an interview with ABC on Sunday, defended the Biden administration’s decision to maintain Trump-era refugee caps amid capacity constraints. “It’s going to be very hard to meet the 62,000 this fiscal year,” Blinken said of the Biden administration’s earlier goal for refugee admissions, after being asked about Friday’s directive to keep […]

Biden to Hold Second Meeting With Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers About Infrastructure Proposal

President Joe Biden is scheduled on Monday to meet with a bipartisan group of Congress members to discuss his $2.2 trillion infrastructure proposal. Monday’s meeting, which is taking place in the Oval Office of the White House, will mark the second time a group of bipartisan lawmakers will convene with the president to discuss his newly […]

Biden: Surge in Illegal Immigration Along Border Is a ‘Crisis’

President Joe Biden has for the first time described the recent surge of illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border as a crisis, in the midst of Republican-led pressure to do so. Over the weekend, Biden was asked by a reporter in Delaware about his policy on refugee admissions. “We’re going to increase the number [of […]

White House Says Biden Will Increase Refugee Cap After Left-Wing Backlash

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday issued a directive to keep the Trump administration’s cap on refugee limits, but hours later White House press secretary Jen Psaki issued a statement saying Biden would “set a final, increased refugee cap for the remainder of this fiscal year by May 15.” Psaki made the statement after several left-wing lawmakers […]

Biden Seeks Unity With Japan’s Suga Against China at First White House Summit

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly threatening China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. China topped the agenda, underscoring Japan’s central role in U.S. efforts to face down Beijing. The two leaders […]

Biden: Congress ‘Must’ Pass Gun-Control Bills After Indianapolis FedEx Shooting

President Joe Biden on Friday condemned a deadly shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and again called for the passage of gun-control laws in Congress. The president called the shooting, which left eight people dead, the “latest in a string of tragedies” involving guns, and ordered flags to be flown half-staff at the White […]

Biden Admin Releases $39 Billion From Stimulus Package to Address ‘Child Care Crisis’

The White House on Thursday announced that it is releasing $39 billion in funding for states to address the “child care crisis” with the money to come from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill President Joe Biden signed into law last month. The Biden administration said the $39 billion is aimed at addressing the “acute, […]

Biden to Host South Korea’s President in Late May

President Joe Biden removes his mask to speak from the Treaty Room in the White House about the withdrawal of the remainder of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in Washinton on April 14, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Pool/ WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in for meetings in the second half of May, the White […]