Jan 10, 2018

House Republicans to unveil DACA solution today

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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is expected to introduce his immigration bill today, allowing those under DACA to receive "three-year renewable legal status" in addition to providing $30 billion for a border wall, cutting off citizens and green card holders from sponsoring extended family and ending the Diversity Visa Lottery, according to a WSJ op-ed he released Tuesday with Reps. Michael McCaul, Raul Labrador and Martha McSally.

Why it matters: This bill mirrors the Grassley-Cornyn bill introduced on the Senate side in December, and includes most, if not all, of Trump's immigration demands.

The bill is meant to rally conservatives around an immigration reform plan as a reason not to compromise on Democrats' demands that a DACA provision be included in the budget resolution.

More details: The bill also requires employers to verify the legal status of their employees, allows the Justice Department to withhold grants from sanctuary cities when they don't comply with federal law and adds 10,000 border patrol agents and officers.

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Updated 56 mins ago - Health

World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 400,000 worldwide on Sunday morning, per Johns Hopkins.

By the numbers: Almost 6.9 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 globally and more than 3 million have recovered from the virus. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.9 million.

George Floyd updates

Protesters gather north of Lafayette Square near the White House during a demonstration against racism and police brutality, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday evening. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have been rallying in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events on Saturday.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct. A memorial service was held for Floyd in Raeford, North Carolina, near where he was born. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered all flags to fly at half-staff to honor him until sunset.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 6,898,613 — Total deaths: 399,832 — Total recoveries — 3,087,714Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 1,920,061 — Total deaths: 109,802 — Total recoveries: 500,849 — Total tested: 19,778,873Map.
  3. Public health: Why the pandemic is hitting minorities harder — Coronavirus curve rises in FloridaHow racism threatens the response to the pandemic Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight the virus.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.