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The Trump administration's announcement of a deportation surge has put many big companies on edge.

"You already have a shortage of documented individuals. So if you have fewer and fewer undocumented, at the end of the day it's going to have an impact on projects," Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction in Irvine, Calif. told the WSJ. Labor economist Donald Grimes also noted that the crackdown will likely lead to "massive labor shortages."

The other elephant in the room: More than 90% of the 65,000 undocumented immigrants removed last year from the U.S. interior were convicted criminals, per the latest WSJ editorial, and about 2,000 were affiliated with gangs. This suggests that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is already targeting and removing as many bad guys as it can locate. But Kelly's plan, outlined his Dept. of Homeland Security memos, is so sweeping that it will likely also capture law-abiding immigrants who fill the tough, low-paying jobs that U.S. citizens often avoid.

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Biden pushes unity message in new TV wave

A fresh Joe Biden ad, "New Start," signals an effort by his campaign to make unity a central theme, underscoring a new passage in his stump speech that says he won't be a president just for Democrats but for all Americans.

What he's saying: The ad — which began Friday night, and is a follow-up to "Fresh Start" — draws from a Biden speech earlier in the week in Manitowoc, Wisconsin:

Trump prepares to announce Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court replacement

Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photo: Matt Cashore/Notre Dame University via Reuters

President Trump is preparing to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, a favorite of both the social conservative base and Republican elected officials, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: Barrett would push the already conservative court further and harder to the right, for decades to come, on the most important issues in American politics — from abortion to the limits of presidential power. If confirmed, she would give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the high court.