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White House adviser Stephen Miller. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller on Thursday told surrogates in a private call that President Trump's 60-day order banning some legal immigration will shepherd more long-term changes to U.S. immigration policy, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Trump's new executive order was publicly described as a “pause” amid the coronavirus outbreak. Miller, a known advocate for more restrictive immigration policy during Trump's tenure, told surrogates the White House is considering tightening guest worker programs, but said "the most important thing is to turn off the faucet of new immigrant labor.”

Between the lines, via Axios' Stef Kight: Some immigration hawks were disappointed, hoping Trump's order would have a broader impact, given his tweet Monday night.

What Miller's saying: “As a numerical proposition, when you suspend the entry of a new immigrant from abroad, you’re also reducing immigration further because the chains of follow-on migration that are disrupted."

  • “So the benefit to American workers compounds with time.”
  • Miller declined to comment to the Post, and a White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Trump launches "Embers Strategy" in coronavirus hotspots

President Trump during a news conference on July 23. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Trump administration is sending increased personal protective equipment, coronavirus test kits and top health officials like Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx to coronavirus hotspots across the U.S. as part of a campaign called the “Embers Strategy," White House officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: The push is part of a larger effort to show that President Trump is taking the pandemic seriously, something White House officials describe as a "renewed focus."

Rep. Rice demands Cuomo resign after 3rd woman accuses him of misconduct

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a February news conference in New York City. Photo: Seth Wenig/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) on Monday evening called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign, after a third woman accused him of inappropriate behavior.

Driving the news: Anna Ruch, a former member of the Obama administration and the 2020 Biden campaign, told the New York Times Monday that Cuomo asked to kiss her at a New York City wedding reception in September 2019.

Scoop: Inside the GOP's plan to retake the House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House Republicans will reclaim their majority in 2022 by offering candidates who are women, minorities or veterans, a memo obtained by Axios says.

Why it matters: The document, drafted by a super PAC blessed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, names top Democrats to target — Jared Golden of Maine, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Ron Kind of Wisconsin — and the type of Republican candidates to beat them.