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Mother's Day ACLU ad for the New York Times Photo: ACLU

The ACLU is running an emotional two-page ad in the New York Times this Mother’s Day, urging the Biden administration to go beyond reuniting migrant children and parents separated by President Trump and guarantee them protections to stay in the U.S.

Details: The ad, previewed by Axios, depicts, in red ink, desperate, hand-scrawled fears of separated children against the backdrop of a growth chart.

  • “They took my mom and dad,” says one note below the 4-foot mark.
  • “Will my mom remember me?” asks a note closer to the 5-foot mark.

Driving the news: The administration reunited its first four families this week. Around 400 parents have not been located and roughly a thousand remain separated — some since as far back as 2017.

  • The ACLU is calling for family members to be reunited inside the U.S. and provided “citizenship, resources, care, and a commitment that family separation will never happen again.”

What they’re saying: “This Mother’s Day, hundreds of children remain separated from their mothers and thousands of others are suffering from the trauma Trump’s family separation practice inflicted,” Anthony Romero, ACLU executive director, said in a statement.

  • The Biden administration “understands it needs to pick up the pace, and we can’t hang the ‘mission accomplished‘ sign just yet,” he said.

What we’re watching: Biden’s Family Reunification Task Force is due to release a progress report on June 2.

  • After suing over the Trump administration's separation of migrant children, the ACLU entered into settlement negotiations with the Biden administration in March, citing the task force's intentions and work to reunify the remaining families.

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Exclusive: Jennifer Garner to be featured in Mother's Day vaccination campaign

Jennifer Garner. Photo by IngleDodd Media/via Getty Images

Actress Jennifer Garner will team up with the Biden administration in a coordinated campaign to encourage vaccinations around Mother's Day, Axios has learned.

Driving the news: The administration is eager to keep up the pace of inoculations now that all adult Americans are eligible but the pace of vaccinations is starting to slow.

Why human resources job postings are spiking

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Data: Indeed; Chart: Axios Visuals

Human resources job postings are up 52.5% from their pre-pandemic baseline. That's far outpacing the average job posting bump of 30.5%, according to data from the jobs site Indeed.

What's happening: Companies are beefing up their HR departments to navigate the return to work.

The future of weddings is hybrid

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The post-pandemic obsession with hybrid events and classrooms and offices is coming to weddings too.

Why it matters: The average wedding in the U.S. costs about $30,000, and the biggest cost comes down to headcount. The pandemic ushered in a new way of celebrating the big day, with the nearest and dearest in attendance and the rest on Zoom — and that model will outlast the pandemic itself.