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Federal Judge Vacates Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Federal Judge Vacates Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN A federal judge in Chicago threw out a key immigration rule on Monday that makes it easier for the Trump administration to deny legal status to immigrants who receive public assistance. Judge Gary Feinerman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, an Obama appointee, issued a nationwide halt to the “public charge” […]

Federal Judge Sets Aside Trump Administration’s Third-Country Asylum Rule

Federal Judge Sets Aside Trump Administration’s Third-Country Asylum Rule

BY JANITA KAN A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s rule that requires asylum seekers to first seek protection in countries they had passed through on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. The rule, known as the “third-country asylum rule,” aims to reduce the number of meritless asylum claims that placed an overwhelming strain on the U.S. immigration system. It operates […]

Federal Judge Blocks Kansas Governor’s Limit on In-Person Religious Gatherings

Federal Judge Blocks Kansas Governor’s Limit on In-Person Religious Gatherings

BY JANITA KAN A federal judge has blocked executive orders issued by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly limiting in-person religious gatherings to no more than 10 congregants due to the CCP virus pandemic. A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas issued a temporary restraining order on April 18 to allow in-person church services as long as […]

Court orders full restoration of DACA program

Court orders full restoration of DACA program

A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the government must fully restart the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty and accept brand new applicants as well as renewals, throwing a potential wrench in the ongoing debate over the fate of “Dreamers” on Capitol Hill.

Apple opposes order to help FBI unlock phone belonging to San Bernardino shooter

Apple opposes order to help FBI unlock phone belonging to San Bernardino shooter

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will resist a federal judge’s order to access encrypted data hidden on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino last year. In a statement released early Wednesday, Cook said that such a move would undermine encryption by creating a […]