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Briefings: Springfield Council Backs Church in Spat with Sarno…

SPRINGFIELD—The City Council Monday night issued a stern rebuke to Mayor Domenic Sarno, ordering the city back off South Congregational Church, which is providing sanctuary to a woman facing deportation.  It came after Sarno demanded city officials inspect the church for code violations. He also

Take My Council, Please: Are You As Cold As ICE?…

SPRINGFIELD—Donald Trump’s policies, like his “Mexico-financed” wall, face push back everywhere. It is no different here. However, an effort to urge Springfield’s Finest to stay out of immigration enforcement ran aground procedural complaints and clerical minutiae. The result was a flip from the prior regular

De Facto Muslim Ban Lands Trump with Another Round of Protests…

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn.—Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry of foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries brought another wave of protests and a deluge of confusion throughout the federal government and the world. The order also halted the nation’s refugee program. It came remarkably close to Trump’s