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Denis Poroy / AP

At the Munich Security Conference Saturday, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said the new version of Trump's immigration executive order they're considering will be "tighter, more streamlined":

"If they're on an airplane and inbound, they will be allowed to enter the country."

Kelly added that it's a "good assumption" that Trump's new version will allow green card holders into the U.S.

Why this matters: Kelly indicated he is taking a larger role this time around in crafting the plan to make sure no one is caught off guard abroad like they were last time. He said the new executive order, which is expected to roll out this week, will include a "phase-in period."

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Inauguration Day dashboard

Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the Capitol. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

President Biden has delivered his inaugural address at the Capitol, calling for an end to the politics as total war but warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country.

What's next: The Celebrate America event, with remarks by Biden and Harris.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
27 mins ago - Politics & Policy

President Biden faces a deeply broken America

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

As President Biden begins his term in office today, he'll be tasked with leading a country beset with deep, long-term problems.

Why it matters: Though the pandemic has made them worse, existential challenges around inequality, social alienation and political division in the U.S. were in place well before SARS-CoV-2 arrived on American shores. The country's future will depend in large part on whether the choices made over the next four years can flatten the curve of American decline.

Facebook, Instagram transfer accounts, followers to Biden administration

Screenshot of official White House Facebook account.

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it is transferring the millions of followers of the official Facebook and Instagram White House accounts to the Biden administration.

Details: The accounts for "@POTUS," "@VicePresident" ("@VP" on Instagram) and "@FLOTUS" are having the followers from their personal Pages and accounts be transferred over. It's unclear when that transition process will be complete.