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The Biden administration has reopened shelters for migrant teens that were first used by the Trump administration in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Long trailers that previously housed oil workers in two-bedroom suites were turned into dorms with bunk beds, classrooms and medical care. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Biden Pledges That Border Shelter For Teens 'Won't Stay Open Very Long'

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Biden Executive Order Seeks Fixes For Shortfalls Of Foreign-Made Items

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President Biden speaks from the East Room of the White House to virtually address the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Takes His 'America Is Back' Message To The World In Munich Speech

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Biden To Speak To National Security And Military Leaders At Munich Conference

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President Biden Speaks With Chinese President Xi Jinping

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President Biden announced a task force on China issues during his first trip as president to the Pentagon on Wednesday. Alex Brandon/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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'They're Going To Eat Our Lunch,' Biden Warns After Call With China's Xi

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Politics Chat: Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial Begins This Week

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Biden To Talk About Foreign Policy As Russia, Myanmar Crises Flare

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President Biden gave his first foreign policy address as president on Thursday at the State Department, where he focused on international cooperation, Myanmar, Russia, Yemen and refugees. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Looks To Move Beyond Trump's 'America First' In 1st Foreign Policy Address

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Here Are The Immigration Actions President Biden Plans To Sign

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President Biden signed three executive orders related to immigration on Tuesday. His aides said work to reverse his predecessor's immigration policies has only just begun. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Signs 15 Executive Actions, Many To Unravel Trump Policies

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