The U.S. attorney general followed through on a threat he made in May, showing he’s willing to withhold millions of dollars meant for criminal justice initiatives if it means getting states and localities to enforce federal immigration law.
“What comes next is going to be life-altering for all of the United States,” Dr. Michael Brumage says of the Republican health care bill. “And I felt it was important that I at least show up to do this.”
A “vote here” sign translated into Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese hangs near the entrance to a polling place set up in the Willston Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia. A growing number of communities are now required to translate election materials.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Abortion settlement affects Idaho's budget vote; out-of-state think tanks oppose Kansas Medicaid expansion; and Baltimore's minimum wage hike clears latest hurdle.
The Trump administration has made a priority of cracking down on unauthorized immigration, and law enforcement has been supportive. But even sheriffs who support a hard line on unauthorized immigrants are wary of holding prisoners for deportation.
Schools and disabled students are pitted against each other in a Supreme Court case that could require higher standards for special education, something school administrators say would be expensive for schools.