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On our latest installment of the Hard Truths series, we look at how faulty technology is making its way into the U.S. immigration system.

Guests: Chaz Arnett, law professor at the University of Maryland, and Miguel, a man who is navigating the immigration system and asked to be identified by his first name only.

Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to editor-in-chief Sara Kehaulani Goo, executive editor Aja Whitacker-Moore and managing editor for technology Scott Rosenberg.

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the Texas law that allows private citizens to sue to enforce the state’s six-week abortion ban. One of the cases was brought by Whole Women’s Health, an abortion provider in Texas; the other by the Department of Justice.

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Guests: Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and Axios' Cuneyt Dil and Scott Rosenberg

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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First North American Omicron cases identified in Canada

COVID-19 testing personnel at Toronto Pearson International Airport in September. Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The first two cases of the new Omicron variant have been detected in North America, the Canadian government announced Sunday evening.

Driving the news: The World Health Organization has named Omicron a "variant of concern," but cautioned earlier on Sunday that it is not yet clear whether it's more transmissible than other strains of COVID-19.

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WHO: Not yet known whether Omicron leads to more severe disease

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The World Health Organization on Sunday said that it is not yet clear whether the newly discovered Omicron variant is more transmissible than other strains of the COVID-19 virus.

Why it matters: The agency's statement comes as the variant, discovered in South Africa, has already been detected in European and Asian countries.