Jerry Brown

Judge warns against 'piecemeal' court rulings on immigration

A U.S. judge urged Congress and the president to set aside partisan differences on immigration in a ruling that allowed California to enforce some state sanctuary laws but warned that "piecemeal" court decisions were not a long-term solution to the nation's heated immigration debate.

The ruling came Thursday in a lawsuit filed against the state by the Trump administration and continued a pattern of judicial decision-making on key immigration disputes as Democrats and Republicans turn to courts to fight policies.

Judges in recent months have also ruled on the Trump administration's push for a border wall with Mexico and its move to revoke an Obama-era program...