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    Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security is Alejandro Mayorkas, who held a lower position at DHS under Obama. While the media is swooning over this choice, they're leaving out an important part of Mayorkas's record. In 2013, Mayorkas was embroiled in a scandal that involved the alleged sale of a U.S. visa to a Chinese executive for the sake of Hillary Clinton's brother.

    With thousands of migrants amassing at Europe's outer borders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-wing coalition partner has called for a "Pact for Humanity" to bringing these asylum seekers directly into the country. Germany's ruling Social Democratic Party wants to take in "unaccompanied minors" trying to enter into Greece from Turkey, German media reports said.

    Police in Greece fought back on Saturday to repel thousands of illegal immigrants along the Turkish border. The push back comes as tens of thousands of migrants are beginning to amass along the Turkish-Greek border. Angry migrants pelted stones at Greek guards and attempted to cut through border fences, news reports said. The Greek police fired tear gas in response.

    Monday, the Supreme Court issued an order allowing the Trump administration's "public charge" rule to proceed, pending further appeals. The rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain immigration benefits if they are likely to use public assistance. The decision was 5-4 and split neatly down party lines.
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