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Justice Department to halt legal program for detained immigrants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. immigration courts will temporarily halt a program that offers legal assistance to detained foreign nationals facing deportation while it audits the program’s cost-effectiveness, a federal official said Tuesday. Officials informed the Vera Institute of Justice that ...

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Potential citizenship question in 2020 Census could shift power to rural America

WASHINGTON – A request by the Justice Department to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census could shift the nation’s balance of political power from cities to more rural communities over the next decade and give Republicans a new ...

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Trump administration drops appeals in case of immigrant teen seeking abortion

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has formally withdrawn its appeals in a fast-moving case this week involving two undocumented teenagers seeking abortions, clearing the way for the teens to end their pregnancies. Until Tuesday, the case challenging the Trump administration’s ...

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New York settles federal lawsuit over voter registration

The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached an agreement with New York state to settle a lawsuit over voter registration opportunities through state motor vehicle offices. Federal investigators found applications for New York driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards ...

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Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms

Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements that compel several police departments around the U.S. to curb racial bias and excessive force. ...

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