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Judge Rules Trump Can’t Defund Sanctuary Cities

Yesterday, a federal judge in San Francisco blocked President’s Trump’s order cutting off federal grants to sanctuary cities. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara County. The suit, filed in January, was the first to challenge the proposed defunding of sanctuary cities. In his ruling, Judge …

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Friday Bill Roundup-Equal Pay, Common Core, Immigration and More

For more info on these bills, or a complete list of bills and resolutions introduced this week, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell.  Health Care HB 184-the Ohio Dental Care Optimization Act of 2017  House Bill 184 is an attempt to provide more dental care across Ohio. The bill would allow teledentistry in underserved areas, increase capacity in …

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Supreme Court to review immigration action

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the government’s appeal of a decision out of the 5th Circuit that halted the Obama administration’s immigration action plan, the New York Times reports. The plan, proposed in November 2014, would have provided deferred action for certain immigrants in the U.S. who don’t have any other path to lawful status. A district …

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Government appeals 5th Circuit on immigration action plan

Just over a year after President Obama announced his immigration action plan, the decision as to whether it can be implemented has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. We discussed the details of the plan last November, which involved, among other provisions, extending deferred action to parents of U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent …

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Federal Court halts immigration action

A federal district judge in Texas has temporarily halted President Obama’s executive immigration action plan, which would have begun accepting applications for deferred action this week. The suit was brought by 26 states, challenging the president’s authority to implement the plan. Judge Hanen, an appointee of George W. Bush serves as a district court judge …

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