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Injunction Issued Halting Trump's Order on Sanctuary Cities

A federal district court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing the Trump administration from  portion of the Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States executive order.

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What's Next for the Second Blocked Travel Ban?

President Donald Trump’s second travel ban executive order was scheduled to go into effect today, but within hours of each other federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland issued decisions temporarily preventing portions of it from going into effect nationwide.

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What's Next For Travel Ban?

President Donald Trump has a few legal options following a decision this week by the 9th U.S. Cuircuit Court of Appeals not to stay a district court’s temporary restraining order that block's the president's travel ban from going into effect.

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Refugee Executive Order Challenged

President Donald Trump’s refugee executive order has resulted in confusion and lawsuits that will continue to be resolved in the upcoming months.

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Legal Theories for Sanctuary Cities

True to his word, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order stating that sanctuary cities are “not eligible to receive federal grants,” with some unclear exceptions.

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Executive Orders 101

Executive orders are controversial because no provision of the Constitution explicitly authorizes them. Regardless, they have been used by every president—except one, William Henry Harrison—since George Washington. 

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Putting Down Roots: Refugee Farms and Gardens Growing Strong

From the long list of integration programs and resources provided to refugees coming into the United States, it seems unlikely that an agricultural education would make the cut.

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Top Chef: Feed Kids Like Athletes

“I want you all to be Olympic coaches” says Hugh Acheson, restauranteur, cookbook author, and Bravo’s Top Chef. He’s not talking about sports, he’s talking about the future of our children.

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Supreme Court Halts Immigration Deferred Action

The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 in United States v. Texas on whether President Obama’s deferred action immigration program violates federal law.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Important Immigration Case

It was a different crowd today at the U.S. Supreme Court. The number of children on the courthouse steps may have exceeded the number of adults, and the voices on the microphones were speaking English and Spanish.

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