President Joe Biden

Biden is the 46th president of the United States and was sworn in on January 20, 2021.

Biden is the 46th president of the United States and was sworn in on January 20, 2021.

Highlights

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    President Biden has pledged to open the country to more displaced people from around the world.
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    Biden Maintains Current Cap on Refugee Entries

    The decision to leave the cap at 125,000 was a contrast with the Trump administration, which severely restricted entry, but advocacy groups said migrants were still processed too slowly.

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    Migrants walked out of the Rio Grande this month to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents and request asylum in El Paso.
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    Biden Is Hoping Small Changes Go a Long Way on Immigration

    The United States has started to allow people to apply for asylum under a new process that the secretary of homeland security hopes can help fix the current “very broken system.”

    By Michael D. Shear and

Coronavirus

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    A furniture factory in Hickory, N.C. Data suggest the rebound is largely a product of the pandemic recession and recovery.
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    Factory Jobs Are Booming Like It’s the 1970s

    U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a rebound, with companies adding workers amid high consumer demand for products.

    By Jim TankersleyAlan Rappeport and

Kamala Harris

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Cabinet Appointments

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    Kim Cheatle served in the Secret Service for 27 years, according to a biography distributed by the White House.
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    Biden Names Kim Cheatle to Lead Secret Service

    Ms. Cheatle, who protected Mr. Biden as vice president, will be the second woman to lead the agency, which has recently weathered a series of scandals.

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    Robert Fenton, right, has managed responses to natural disasters, disease outbreaks and humanitarian operations.
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    Biden Names White House Coordinator for Monkeypox

    The appointment of Robert Fenton, a veteran emergency response official, came as New York, California and Illinois declared states of emergency.

    By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and