Elizabeth Vargas, the longtime co-host of ABC’s “20/20,” is leaving the network.

The announcement was made before Christmas by James Goldston, the president of ABC News, in a memo to staff. Goldston said Vargas, who will be exiting the network in May, is pursuing “new ventures.” There was no word yet from ABC News about a successor. Vargas has been with “20/20” for 14 years. She’s worked alongside “World News…

Congress fails to protect dreamers

Washington, D.C. –  Congress passed a Continuing Resolution funding the government until January of 2018 thus avoiding a government shutdown. Republicans joined by some Democrats passed the last minute resolution without the DREAM Act or legislation that would provide protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Cesar Vargas, Esq. co-director of the…

Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities ‘unconstitutional on its face’

A federal court last month blocked President Trump’s executive order halting certain federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities, calling it “unconstitutional on its face.” “The defendants are permanently enjoined from enforcing Section 9(a) of the Executive Order against jurisdictions they deem as sanctuary jurisdictions. Because Section 9(a) is unconstitutional on its face, and not simply…

Governor signs bill making California a sanctuary state

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a “sanctuary state” bill on Thursday that prevents law enforcement officers from “asking about immigration status during routine interactions.” “It also bans unconstitutional detainer requests and prohibits the commandeering of local officials to do the work of immigration agents,” Brown wrote in a statement about the California Values Act. But…