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The "sanctuary city" West Palm Beach told city employees today that they "may share" any information with federal law enforcement, including ICE, as part of a settlement of its litigation with the Department of Justice. DOJ has told the city that they are now in compliance with federal law.

The back story: In January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to 23 jurisdictions, including West Palm Beach, requesting proof that they were cooperating with federal law enforcement. Sessions threatened subpoenas, and West Palm Beach sued the DOJ in response.

Key quote: An administration official said in a statement that since DOJ sued California for its "sanctuary city" practice, "California jurisdictions are tripping over themselves to create distance from Governor [Jerry] Brown’s dangerous policies, and now West Palm Beach is instructing its employees to cooperate with ICE in order to avoid a loss in the courts."

Last year, West Palm Beach declared itself a “Welcoming City," according to the Palm Beach Post, and passed policies that discouraged employees from giving citizenship information about residents to federal law enforcement unless required to by law. The city still prohibits:

  • Requiring federal IDs instead of just a Florida driver's license or ID.
  • Taking citizenship into account when determining whether someone qualifies for city benefits or opportunities.
  • Helping in investigating immigration or citizenship status or disclosing such information.

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President-elect Biden has an aggressive Day One immigration agenda that relies heavily on executive actions to undo President Trump's crackdown.

Why it matters: It's not that easy. Trump issued more than 400 executive actions on immigration. Advocates are fired up. The Supreme Court could threaten the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and experts warn there could be another surge at the border.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the NFL season into chaos, with all Denver Broncos quarterbacks sidelined, the San Francisco 49ers left without a home or practice ground and much of the Baltimore Ravens team unavailable, per AP.

Driving the news: The Broncos confirmed in a statement Saturday night that quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were identified as "high-risk COVID-19 close contacts" and will follow the NFL's mandatory five-day quarantine, making them ineligible for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucusColorado Governor and partner test positive.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday as crisis engulfs league, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.