Judge Won’t Order Officials to Allow Abortion for Immigrant

A federal judge in San Francisco said Wednesday that the government cannot prevent a pregnant 17-year-old at a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children from getting an abortion, but declined to issue an order that would bar federal officials from interfering in the girl’s access to the procedure.

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Sessions Parries Senate Jabs on Russian Meddling, Comey Firing

Returning to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time since his confirmation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered little insight Wednesday into the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Judge Refuses to Lift Freeze on Trump Sanctuary Policy

A federal judge in Chicago on Friday denied a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to lift a national freeze on a Trump administration policy that would withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that don’t agree to tougher enforcement of U.S. immigration law.

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‘Dreamers’ Accuse Feds of Targeting Them for Deportation

The American Civil Liberties Union marked the Trump administration’s Thursday deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program participants to renew by filing a class action on behalf of young undocumented “Dreamers” who say federal officials have unlawfully revoked protections under the program.

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Study Finds Partisan Gap on Political Values at All-Time High

The partisan divide on fundamental political values – including attitudes about race, immigration and the social safety net – reached record levels during Barack Obama’s presidency, but that gap has grown even wider in Donald Trump’s first year as president, according to a study released Thursday.

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9th Circuit Nominee Could Bolster Trump’s Immigration Policy

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Ninth Circuit could act as an advocate for Trump’s immigration agenda, according to lawyers who know him – and the nomination highlights Oregon’s divided political landscape with surprising echoes of past conservative movements in the state.

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