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Federal Judge Blocks Dept. Of Justice Policy Withholding Funds From ‘Sanctuary Cities’

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A Federal Judge has blocked enforcement of a Dept. of Justice policy purporting to block funding to so-called ‘sanctuary cities.’

Democrats Say They Reached A Deal With Trump On DACA

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Trump makes a DACA deal, apparently.

Most Americans Want Dreamers To Have Pathway To Citizenship

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Americans support allowing Dreamers to stay in the country, and most of them also support allowing them to eventually become citizens.

University Of California Sues Trump Administration Over Decision To End DACA

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The University of California has joined the list of Plaintiffs suing the Trump Administration over its decision to end DACA.

Republican Candidate For Virginia Governor: Dreamers Should Not Be Deported

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Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for Governor of Virginia, has come out against the most recent immigration-related action by the national leader of his party.

Democratic States Sue Trump Administration Over Decision To End DACA

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As expected, a group of Democratic states is suing the Trump Administration over the decision to end the DACA program.

Blue States Threatening To Sue Trump Over DACA Decision, But Their Case Seems Weak

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Several Democratic Attorneys General are threatening to sue the Trump Administration over the decision to end DACA, but their legal arguments appear to be especially weak.

Trump isn’t Wrong About Congress and DACA

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But, the problem is, they seem unlikely to act.

Majority Of Americans Support Extending DACA, Allowing Dreamers To Become Citizens

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Two polls find that most Americans support letting DACA beneficiaries to stay in the United States. Will that help move Congress to act?

Obama Speaks Out About Trump’s Decision To End DACA

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The Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA motivated former President Obama to speak out, and he’s absolutely right.

Trump Administration Announces End Of DACA, With Six Month Delay

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The Trump Administration announced today that the program that provided deportation relief to nearly a million people brought to the United States as children would end unless Congress acts to save it.

Trump’s Decision On DACA Expected Tuesday

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President Trump is threatening to end a program that has benefited at least 750,000 innocent people.

Arpaio in Context

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The problematic nature of Arpaio’s tenure goes beyond just his contempt charge.

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Mexico Is Supposed To Pay For

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Donald Trump is threatening to shut the government down if Congress doesn’t pay for the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for.

Restricting Immigration Does Not Lead To More Jobs For Americans

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The fundamental premise at the heart of the immigration bill that President Trump backed earlier this month has no merit whatsoever.

Chicago To File Suit Against Trump’s War On So-Called “Sanctuary Cities”

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Chicago is joining the growing list of jurisdictions challenging the Administration’s policy on sanctuary cities.

Trump Endorses Plan To Cut Legal Immigration By Half

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The President has endorsed a bill that would cut legal immigration in half.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted Of Criminal Contempt Of Court

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Finally, “law and order” Joe Arpaio gets what he has long deserved.

Meanwhile, in the Land of Legislation…

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Via The Hill:  House-Passed Immigration Bills Have Murky Future in Senate A pair of enforcement bills targeting “sanctuary” cities and undocumented immigrants with prior deportations easily passed the House on Thursday, but they face an uphill climb in the Senate. […] votes in the Senate as recently as last year have shown that measures dealing with […]

Supreme Court Partly Upholds, Partly Lifts, Stay On Muslim Travel Ban

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In a decision that hands a victory to both sides, the Supreme Court has partly upheld, and partly lifted, the stay on President Trump’s Executive Order that banned travel from six majority-Muslim nations.

Donald Trump Undermines Defense Of His Muslim Ban In Morning Tweetstorm

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President Trump took to Twitter again this morning and promptly shot himself in the foot.

Fourth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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The Administration suffers another defeat in defense of its effort to ban Muslim immigrants.

Ninth Circuit Hears Argument In Muslim Travel Ban Case

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Another day in Court for President Trump’s Muslim ban.

Ninth Circuit To Hear Arguments On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in Hawaii v. Trump, the case in which a Federal District Court Judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide stay against enforcement of the travel ban from six majority-Muslim countries that was issued by President Trump after his first order was barred by […]

Fourth Circuit Appears Skeptical Of Government’s Arguments Defending Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument yesterday in the appeal of an order barring travel from six Muslim countries, and it didn’t appear to go well for the attorneys defending the ban.

Federal Judge Slaps Down Trump Executive Order On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

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Another Federal Court has found another Trump Executive Order unconstitutional.

Interior Secretary: Let’s Build Trump’s Wall In Mexico

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggests building Trump’s Wall on Mexican territory.

Trump’s Revised Muslim Travel Ban Blocked By Two Federal Judges

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Two more losses for the Trump Administration.

Hawaii Sues Trump Administration Over Renewed Muslim Ban Executive Order

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Hawaii is the first state to challenge the Trump Administration’s revised Muslim travel ban.

Trump Administration Delays New Muslim Immigration Ban Order

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The announcement of a new Muslim travel ban Executive Order has been delayed once again.

Secret Plans are the Best Kind of Plans

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Via TPM Livewire:  Top White House Advisor Claims Trump’s Wall ‘Will Pay For Itself’ “How are you going to guarantee that Mexico is going to pay for this wall?” Stephanopoulos asked. “They have said absolutely not, they will not pay for it.” “There’s all kinds of things we can do. I’m not going to make […]

Walls are not Unidirectional

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All the effects of a wall, given its cost, needs to be taken into consideration.

Appeals Court Upholds Restraining Order Barring Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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Another judicial slap at the Trump Administration.

Appeals Court Judges Appear Skeptical Of Federal Government’s Defense Of Muslim Travel Ban

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By the end of last night’s oral argument, at least two of the three judges hearing the appeal of the stay on the President’s Muslim travel ban appeared to be skeptical of the Federal Government’s arguments.

Ninth Circuit To Live Stream Hearing In Muslim Travel Ban Order Appeal

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The Ninth Circuit will be making the oral argument in the appeal of Judge Robart’s order halting an Executive Order issued by President Trump barring travel from seven majority Muslim nations. You can access the stream, by clicking this link. Oral argument begins at 6:00pm Eastern time. If you miss the hearing, it should still […]

Republicans Against Legal Immigration

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Two Republican Senators are introducing legislation that would result in drastic reductions in the number of people allowed into the country legally.

Most Americans Oppose Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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Two new polls show that most Americans oppose President Trump’s ban on travel from seven majority Muslim countries, but that most Republicans support it.

Appeals Court Denies Federal Government’s Request For Stay Of Travel Ban Order

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An initial setback for the Federal Government in its appeal of the ruling putting President Trump’s Muslim travel ban on hold.

Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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A legal victory, at least for now, for opponents of Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from seven majority Muslim nations.

Trump Invokes The Name Of Frederick Douglass, Ignores What Douglass Said About Immigration

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During a meeting today at the White House kicking off Black History Month, President Trump invoked the name of Frederick Douglass, the former slave who became a leading abolitionist before the Civil War and an advocate for liberty and equality thereafter. It leads one to wonder if he was aware of what Douglass had to […]

Firing Sally Yates Was Not A “Monday Night Massacre”

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The Acting Attorney General was fired last night after announcing that she would refuse to defend President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration. As a result she was fired. Contrary to some arguments, this was not improper.

Protests And Court Orders Push Back Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

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The first day of implementation of President Trump’s order barring immigration from certain Muslim nations did not go smoothly for the Administration.

“It’s working out very nicely”

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“You see it at the airports. You see it all over. It’s working out very nicely and we’re going to have a very, very strict ban, and we’re going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years.”-President Donald J. Trump. Here’s the thing:  either he doesn’t understand the […]

Trump Imposes Ban On Travel From Several Muslim Countries, Halts Refugee Program

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As expected, Donald Trump yesterday signed Executive Orders targeting Muslims and refugees.

After One Week, Donald Trump Has Soured Relations With Mexico

Nice work, Mr. President.

Donald Trump Asks Congress, Not Mexico, To Pay For His Border Wall

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Once again, Donald Trump has played his supporters for suckers.

Donald Trump: Establishment Candidate

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On Tuesday night the Establishment won and won yuge. (From new OTB contributor, Michael Bailey)

Even If Trump Loses, Trumpism Will Remain A Powerful Force In The GOP

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Even if Donald Trump loses next month, the political forces inside the GOP he tapped into are likely to remain very powerful.

No, Immigrants Aren’t Taking Your Job

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A new study debunks an old idea.

Even Trump’s Supporters Don’t Believe Mexico Would Pay For Trump’s Border Wall

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Apparently, even people who support Donald Trump don’t believe his claim that he can get Mexico to pay for his border wall.

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