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Immigrants rights activists chant during a sanctuary city rally held in National City, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006. National City Mayor Nick Inzunza is proposing that the city become a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. A counter protest organized by the Minuteman Project drew over a hundred people opposed to the …

San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III issued a permanent injunction Monday against President Donald Trump’s executive order directing that federal funds be withheld from “sanctuary city” jurisdictions.

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California Grapples with New ‘Sanctuary City Definition

Several California jurisdictions that are challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking federal funding from being allocated to state and local government that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law are facing a new definition of “sanctuary city.”

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Florida Mayor Orders End to Sanctuary City Policy

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez instructed county jails to comply with all federal immigration detainer requests on Thursday, only one day after President Donald Trump issued an executive order to strip federal funding from all sanctuary cities.

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Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive Still Blocked ‘Nationwide’

A federal judge has rejected the Obama Administration’s request to stay part of an injunction blocking the President’s transgender public school policy. The federal government wanted the Court to rule that the block against Obama’s directive to have a gender fluid school bathroom and facilities policy applied only to the 13 states that brought the lawsuit against the federal government.

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Texas Sues Obama over School Transgender Policy

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against President Obama and his administration and vows a fight on his transgender policy for Texas schools. Eleven states have joined the state of Texas in suing the federal government.

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Wisconsin Defunds Planned Parenthood

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed two pro-life bills Thursday that will eliminate more of Planned Parenthood’s funding in Wisconsin.

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Funding Bad Decisions: Urban Rail And Federal Money

The federal government transfers some $628 billion every year to state and local government. All of the money, much of it borrowed from future generations, comes with strings attached as it flows into hundreds upon hundreds of programs. About 83 percent of this federal aid is spent on social programs, most of which is for federal health programs, such as Medicaid.