Lansing church becomes latest congregation in Michigan to offer immigrants …

A Catholic parish in Lansing is the latest church in Michigan to designate itself as a “sanctuary church” for unauthorized immigrants facing deportation. During a Monday afternoon press conference, Fr. Fred Thelen of Cristo Rey Church, congregants and supportive community members gathered to announce that after two years of “prayerful consideration, discussion and education, testimonies…

Why We’re Sharing 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets

When historians try to appraise Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, which historical artifacts will they use? Then-candidate Donald Trump’s speech imploring Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails, perhaps. The soccer ball Vladimir Putin gave President Trump at their summit in Helsinki probably merits inclusion. And then there are the tweets — millions of them.…

Appeals court rules Trump can’t withhold funds from California ‘sanctuary’ …

A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that the Trump administration may not withhold federal funds from California’s immigrant-friendly “sanctuary” cities and counties. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, upheld a district judge’s ruling in favor of San Francisco and Santa Clara County, which sued over the administration’s threats to withhold…