Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Court allows crackdown on sanctuary cities

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/26/20, 04:46 pm

The Trump administration can cut the purse strings for jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. In a unanimous decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York deviated from three other courts that previously concluded the U.S. attorney general did not have the authority to withhold law enforcement grants.

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Parents’ cross-border shooting case dismissed

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/26/20, 11:42 am

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a Mexican family could not sue the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed their teenage son. The justices said foreign nationals do not have the same protection under U.S. federal laws. Any damages to the family would require the authorization of Congress or the president.

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Senate Democrats shoot down pro-life bills

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/26/20, 11:16 am

WASHINGTON—A bill protecting infants who survive abortions died before reaching a final vote. Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked two pro-life bills, including the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would have required doctors to provide medical assistance to babies who survive botched abortions. Republicans needed 60 votes to advance the bills to a floor vote but only managed to garner 56.

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