The move is among a number of measures taken by federal agencies over the last several days to address overcrowding and prolonged detention of migrant children at Border Patrol facilities amid a surge of arrivals at the southern border.
Democrats may snicker at those who come to the defense of Dr. Seuss and The Muppets, but cultural issues could be an effective political message for Republicans.
President Biden said local leaders were more important than his predecessor in convincing COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to get the shot.
Some conservatives are encouraging spring break travel to warm-weather states like Florida, while the Biden administration pleads with people to stay home until a greater share of the nation is vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Democrats' fate in future elections may be tied to whether their $1.9 trillion rescue package delivers on the promise to end the pandemic and revive the economy.
“While the stimulus bill isn’t perfect…it’s going to get meaningful assistance to a lot of people.”
“This would be the most ill-timed ‘stimulus’ bill in history, except it’s really income redistribution.”
“The plan has smart and effective policies that will give our children what they need not just to survive, but thrive.”
“Legislation that accelerated vaccinations and positioned businesses to reopen would be welcome. The stimulus is not that.”
“Biden is making his own decisions, shaping his own agenda, and counting on his own party to move policies forward.”