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Over 20 former undocumented employees of Donald Trump are seeking a meeting with the now-president to discuss immigration reform and to request immunity from deportation, according to the Washington Post.

What's happening: In a letter to Trump on Wednesday, the former Trump Organization employees — including groundskeepers, maids and kitchen staff — asked the president to "do the right thing" and not deport them or their friends and families. They cited their collective years of service to Trump's business empire, stating, "You know many of us and will recall how hard we worked for you, your family and your golf clubs."

Background: The Trump administration's extreme rhetoric about migrants from Mexico and Central America has motivated numbers of former undocumented employees to speak out over the past year, with some saying the organization was aware of their status. The company has rebutted the claim, saying the individuals used fake documents and were terminated once management became aware.

  • Trump himself has been a huge proponent against undocumented immigration and harshly criticizes anyone who bids undocumented immigrants favor.

Go deeper: Rep. Castro reveals migrant facility conditions in secretly filmed video

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Schumer's m(aj)ority checklist

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.

The dark new reality in Congress

National Guard troops keep watch at security fencing. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

This is how bad things are for elected officials and others working in a post-insurrection Congress:

  • Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she had a panic attack while grocery shopping back home.
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said police may also have to be at his constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) told a podcaster he brought a gun to his office on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 because he anticipated trouble with the proceedings that day.
Off the Rails

Episode 3: Descent into madness ... Trump: "Sometimes you need a little crazy"

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 3: The conspiracy goes too far. Trump's outside lawyers plot to seize voting machines and spin theories about communists, spies and computer software.

President Trump was sitting in the Oval Office one day in late November when a call came in from lawyer Sidney Powell. "Ugh, Sidney," he told the staff in the room before he picked up. "She's getting a little crazy, isn't she? She's really gotta tone it down. No one believes this stuff. It's just too much."