U.S. judge repeats Trump vulgarity toward African nations during immigration hearing

A U.S. judge Tuesday repeated President Donald Trump’s vulgar description of African countries while questioning his administration’s motives for ending a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S.

Judge Edward Chen during a hearing in a lawsuit seeking to reinstate the program also cited a memo that he said suggested the decision to end it was driven by the administration’s “America First” policy. He asked an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice to respond to allegations by plaintiffs that “America First” meant excluding immigrants who are not white.

Chen is deciding whether to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for people from…

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