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Acting Deputy Director Matthew Albence is expected to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement following Acting Director Ronald Vitiello's official resignation on Wednesday, Buzzfeed reports.

Details: Per The Huffington Post, Vitiello named Albence as his replacement in an email sent to his colleagues on Thursday, stating: "Beginning tomorrow I will be out of the office, during which time Acting Deputy Director Matt Albence will be leading the agency."

Background: Albence previously served as the executive director of enforcement and removal operations with ICE and has a reputation for his harsh approach, defending the decision to separate families along the border, and characterizing it much like "summer camp," in the summer of 2018. He also wrote a 2017 memo instructing ICE officials to act immediately when they encounter any undocumented migrant in the U.S., per Buzzfeed. Albence has been with ICE for nearly 24 years.

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Biden has huge cash advantage over Trump as Election Day nears

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month, as campaigning enters the final stretch ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

An absentee ballot election worker stuffs ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3, Election Day, until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.