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Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks on during a news conference next to the U.S. Mexico border wall to discuss immigration enforcement actions of the Trump administration. (Mike Blake/Reuters). August 9 at 4:54 PM Email the author. The union for the nation’s immigration judges is fighting a government decision to strip a Philadelphia judge of his authority over 87 cases, arguing that the move sidelines judicial independence as President Trump seeks to ramp up deportations . Immigration judges work under the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, though they have independent authority to determine whether the thousands of undocumented immigrants who come before them... Full story

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