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Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook this afternoon to speak out about Trump's executive orders on immigration.

Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make all Americans less safe by diverting resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don't pose a threat will live in fear of deportation. —Mark Zuckerberg

He also took the opportunity to applaud Trump's pledge to "work something out" for Dreamers, or immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S. as kids. His organization, FWD.us, will work with the administration on this, he said. And he made a case that everyone benefits when "the best and brightest from around the world can live, work and contribute here."

Why Silicon Valley cares: Beyond personal reasons (Zuckerberg notes that his family and his wife's family immigrated from elsewhere), tech companies have real workforce issues to consider. A large number of so-called Dreamers live and work at these companies, and they also have a lot of engineering and technical jobs they need to keep filling through temporary visas for highly skilled workers.

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3 hours ago - Health

Food banks feel the strain without holiday volunteers

People wait in line at Food Bank Community Kitchen on Nov. 25 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City

America's food banks are sounding the alarm during this unprecedented holiday season.

The big picture: Soup kitchens and charities, usually brimming with holiday volunteers, are getting far less help.

5 hours ago - Health

AstraZeneca CEO: "We need to do an additional study" on COVID vaccine

Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said on Thursday the company is likely to start a new global trial to measure how effective its coronavirus vaccine is, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Following Phase 3 trials, Oxford and AstraZeneca said their vaccine was 90% effective in people who got a half dose followed by a full dose, and 62% effective in people who got two full doses.

Updated 8 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus cases rose 10% in the week before Thanksgiving.
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York coronavirus restrictions.
  3. World: Expert says COVID vaccine likely won't be available in Africa until Q2 of 2021 — Europeans extend lockdowns.
  4. Economy: The winners and losers of the COVID holiday season.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.