Oct 8, 2017

Trump's immigration demands

A man is detained by Border Patrol as he climbs a fence between San Diego and Tijuana. Photo Gregory Bull / AP

The White House issued hardline border enforcement demands Sunday night that it said must be included in any deal to allow Dreamers to remain in the U.S. The priorities include tougher enforcement of immigration law on the border, construction of the border wall, more efforts to deport illegal immigrants who overstay their visas, and legislation that would create a merit-based immigration system instead of allowing immigrants with family connections.

Why it matters: These are the terms the administration is proposing in exchange for legislation on Dreamers. Democrats are already saying Trump "can't be serious," and that they won't consider supporting a deal that includes wall funding.

Go deeper: Here's the full administration proposal, as posted by CNN.

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Acting Navy head called fired aircraft carrier captain "stupid" in address to crew

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Monday that its ousted commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, was "too naive or too stupid" to realize that his letter pleading for help in battling a coronavirus outbreak on board would be leaked to the press, according to a copy of his remarks obtained by CNN.

The big picture: Modly also floated the possibility that Crozier, who has since been diagnosed with coronavirus himself, leaked the letter deliberately. He called the act a "betrayal of trust, with me, with his chain of command."

Serological coronavirus testing could be key to economic reopening

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

America's economy won't reopen anytime soon, despite frantic CEO whispers, but a glimmer of hope may be emerging in the form of serological testing.

Why it matters: Serologic tests aren't to determine whether or not you're infected with coronavirus. They are to determine if you have potential immunity that could allow you to safely return to work.

Government tech struggles to dole out coronavirus stimulus cash

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Tech challenges are hampering federal and state government efforts to get funds from the $2 trillion coronavirus relief law into the hands of newly unemployed workers and struggling small businesses who need it.

Why it matters: Many businesses and individuals need the money now for essentials, including meeting payroll and paying rent.