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Federal judge rules in favor of Trump ending DACA

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/06/18, 09:44 am

WASHINGTON—A federal judge in Maryland sided with the Trump administration Monday, striking down a legal challenge to the president’s order to end the program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The ruling came on the same day President Donald Trump had planned for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to end. But nearly 700,000 immigrants remain protected under DACA and can still renew their status in the program while litigation against Trump’s action continues.

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Judge rejects challenge to Trump’s border wall

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/28/18, 10:20 am

WASHINGTON—A federal judge ruled Tuesday against an environmental challenge to the Trump administration’s proposed southern border wall, allowing construction plans to proceed. Several environmental groups and the state of California sued the Trump administration in September, claiming the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border violated environmental laws. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel handed down a 101-page ruling affirming that Congress and the executive branch share the responsibility to protect U.S.

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States sue to end Obamacare

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/27/18, 11:37 am

Twenty states sued the federal government Monday seeking to invalidate Obamacare now that Congress has axed the tax penalty for not having individual health insurance. In the lawsuit, the states claim Congress’ decision to undo the individual mandate penalty, part of the Republican tax bill President Donald Trump signed into law in December, invalidates the entire healthcare law.

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