sanctuary cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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AP News
February 26, 2020 - 12:50 pm
The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. Read more here.
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Attorney General William Barr waves as he walks on stage to speak at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington.
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AP News
February 10, 2020 - 7:08 pm
The Justice Department is filing suit against the state of New Jersey and King County, Washington — home to the city of Seattle — over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump walks towards the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base.
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April 15, 2019 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that his threat to ship migrants to so-called sanctuary cities is taking effect, even though it remains unclear whether such a plan is feasible. Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and...
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President Donald Trump walks towards the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, April 15, 2019. Trump is heading to Minnesota for a tax day event.
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April 15, 2019 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats asked the White House and agency officials on Monday for internal documents on Trump administration deliberations on its proposal to send detained migrants to "sanctuary cities," which are mostly Democratic strongholds. The letter , which stopped short of demanding...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Steve Tawa
April 12, 2019 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When Mayor Kenney heard that the Trump administration had reportedly considered releasing detainees to "Sanctuary Cities," to retaliate against political critics, he would have taken any and all sent this way. While the Washington Post reports the plan never...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
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April 12, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds — just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials said the idea had been discussed but quickly rejected. "Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change...
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This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M.
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March 14, 2019 - 9:21 am
By Astrid Galvan, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
November 07, 2018 - 5:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the moment Jeff Sessions was resigning , a federal appeals court was hearing arguments in the City of Philadelphia's case against him, over its sanctuary city policies. The arguments revolved around the limit of the attorney general's powers, rather than...
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A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
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May 15, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events. But the Trump administration opposed the outcome...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a sheet of paper containing text related to questioning by Sen. Al Frankenfrom Sessions' confirmation hearing in 2017 before the House Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice.
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2018 - 7:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia rested its case today against U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The city filed a federal lawsuit to block Sessions from taking back a police grant because of the city's immigration policy. Judge Michael Baylson heard from Chief of Staff...
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