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Trump's Immigration Crackdown Suffers More Legal Setbacks

  • Massachusetts’ top court slammed jailing a Cambodian man
  • U.S. judge in Detroit halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis
CAMPO, CA - OCTOBER 08: Dusk falls over a section of the US-Mexico border fence which activists opposing illegal immigration hope will be turned into a fully-lit double-fenced barrier between the US (foreground) and Mexico October 8, 2006 near Campo, California. US Fish and Wildlife Service wardens and environmentalists warn that a proposed plan by US lawmakers to construct 700 miles of double fencing along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border, in an attempt to wall-out illegal immigrants, would also harm rare wildlife. Wildlife experts say cactus-pollinating insects would fly around fence lights, birds that migrate by starlight in the desert wilderness would be confused, and large mammals such as jaguars, Mexican wolves, Sonoran pronghorn antelope, and desert bighorn sheep would be blocked from migrating across the international border, from California to Texas.
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration agenda suffered a pair of legal setbacks this week that hint at more high-stakes showdowns for his administration at the Supreme Court.

Massachusetts’ top court on Monday ruled people who aren’t accused of a crime can’t be detained solely at the request of immigration officials, a common practice in cities coast to coast. And a federal judge in Detroit halted the deportation of about 1,400 Iraqis -- a key element of a recent U.S.-Iraq accord.