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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Juan Escalante, of the immigration reform group America's Voice, conducts interviews in New York. Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy," even if President Donald Trump said they should. Nearly 800,000 people living illegally in the U.S. qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Trump said Friday, April 21, 2017, that his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals. Escalante , who was brought to the U.S. from Venezuela at age 11, told the AP Friday, April 21, 2017,  "I don't think anyone should feel comforted." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Judge keeps anti-Dreamer lawsuit alive

A federal judge on Thursday preserved the path for Texas to challenge the 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, delivering a blow to immigrant-rights advocates who'd hoped to short-circuit the case. Published August 17, 2017

Then-President George W. Bush (right) and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, wave as they leave St. John's Church in Washington on May 6, 2006. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Both Bushes condemn bigotry in wake of Charlottesville

Both former Presidents Bush issued a joint statement Wednesday saying the country must reject bigotry in the wake of this weekend's clash in Virginia, making rare forays back into politics. Published August 16, 2017

In this July 21, 2016, file photo, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona walks on the stage to speak during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Arpaio asks for conviction to be tossed

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked late Monday for his contempt of court conviction to be tossed or to get a new trial, saying the judge misread the history of the case, that it amounted to double-jeopardy, and that his trial should have been in front of a jury anyway. Published August 15, 2017

Dreamers face showdown over amnesty with Trump, courts

President Obama had insisted for years that he didn't have the power to grant a broad tentative deportation amnesty for Dreamers — then just ahead of the 2012 election, and facing severe criticism from Hispanic leaders, Mr. Obama discovered he did in fact have the power. Published August 15, 2017

DACA faces challenges with Trump, courts

President Obama had insisted for years that he didn't have the power to grant a broad tentative deportation amnesty for Dreamers — then just ahead of the 2012 election, and facing severe criticism from Hispanic leaders, Mr. Obama discovered he did in fact have the power. Published August 14, 2017

DACA has been a boon to young immigrants, many of whom have bought cars and homes and opened their own businesses. (Associated Press/File)

Dreamers face immigration showdown over amnesty with Trump, courts

Immigrant rights activists rallied outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday and have a day of marches, speeches and photo-ops slated for Tuesday as they try to defend the deportation amnesty for Dreamers, calling on President Trump to resist Texas' legal threats, even in the face of piercing questions about whether DACA could survive a legal challenge. Published August 14, 2017

In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Trump 'seriously considering' pardon for Sheriff Arpaio

President Trump told Fox News he's "seriously considering" issuing a presidential pardon for former Maricopa, Arizona, County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and said it could come in the next few days. Published August 14, 2017