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Gregory Bull / AP

The U.S. has surpassed the Trump administration's refugee cap of 50,000, with 50,086 refugees admitted since the beginning of the budget year last October as of Wednesday, per the AP.

Now, refugees will have to prove they have a bona fide relationship with a U.S. person or business in addition to normal vetting procedures to be admitted. The additional layer will be in place for 120 days while the administration reviews security and screening procedures.

But the timing might be impacted in October, when the new budget year begins and a new cap on refugees will start. That's also when the Supreme Court will hear arguments on Trump's travel ban.

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Senate pulls all-nighter on amendments to COVID relief package

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a marathon of amendments overnight into Saturday morning.

The elusive political power of Mexican Americans

Data: Pew Research Center, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

Mexican Americans make up the nation's largest Latino group, yet they remain politically outshined by more recently arrived Cuban Americans.

Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic differences within Latino cultures in the U.S.

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