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Evan Vucci / AP

A recent poll conducted by America First Policies, one of the largest outside pro-Trump groups, found that many Americans support his proposed law enforcement solutions and merit-based reforms for illegal immigration.

Why it matters: Jeff Sessions announced today that Trump is ending the Obama-era DACA program,, which previously protected some illegal immigrants, who arrived in the U.S. as children, from deportation. And although this poll reflects Trump supporters' alignment with his approach to cracking down on illegal immigration through increased law enforcement and an overhaul of the current system, a Morning Consult poll from April found 73% of Trump voters supported DACA.

Key findings from the America First Policies poll, which surveyed 1,202 registered voters between Aug. 11-13:

  • 76% of voters support increasing the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. Trump has said he wants to hire a total of 10,000 more ICE officers and ICE arrests of noncriminal immigrants has doubled under Trump.
  • 75% support Trump's effort to target MS-13 and other violent gangs and cartels.
  • 64% support the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which would cut some federal grants to sanctuary cities. Jeff Sessions detailed the admin's plan for cracking down on these cities last month.
  • 73% would support a new requirement that incoming immigrants must be able to support themselves financially.
  • 64% of voters support legislation that would create a point system, ranking potential new immigrants on things like English-speaking skills and education levels.

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Biden to stress U.S. does not seek new Cold War in UN speech

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President Biden will use his first address before the UN General Assembly to lay out his vision for an era of "intensive diplomacy" with allies and "vigorous competition" with great powers — without a Cold War with China.

Why it matters: Biden will take the podium in New York on Tuesday with his own international credibility in question after the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. His administration also is struggling to build international momentum to fight climate change, the pandemic and rising authoritarianism.

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Biden administration to lift travel ban for fully vaccinated international travelers

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White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients announced on Monday that the Biden administration will allow fully vaccinated travelers from around the world to enter the U.S. beginning in November.

Why it matters: The announcement comes as President Biden seeks commitments from countries to donate vaccines to the global COVAX initiative. He is expected to host a COVID summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week, and many of the countries attending have expressed frustration with the travel ban.

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Gen Z breaks into VC

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

When Meagan Loyst joined VC firm Lerer Hippeau, less than two years out of Boston College, she was still living with her parents. She had virtually no online brand presence, and the pandemic made it impossible to build a professional network via in-person meetings.

Why it matters: Loyst wasn't alone. Venture firms have accelerated hiring in line with record deal activity, often seeking younger investors who can spot trends that fly below the radar (or intrinsic understanding) of older partners.