Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• President Trump abandoned his quest to place a question about citizenship on the 2020 census Thursday, ending a bitterly fought legal battle that turned the nonpartisan census into an object of political warfare. He instead instructed the government to compile citizenship data from existing federal records.
• Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday. The raids, which will be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over multiple days, will include “collateral” deportations — where the authorities might detain immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets.
• Senator Elizabeth Warren offered an immigration proposal on Thursday, pledging to create new protections for migrants, allow far higher numbers of refugees into the country, and investigate allegations of abuse under the Trump administration.
• Ms. Warren was one of four Democratic presidential candidates who addressed a conference for the Latino rights group Lulac on Thursday, channeling the rising anxiety around deportations, the census and children held in detention centers.
• After spending two weeks sparring with his presidential primary opponents, Joe Biden sought to rise above the Democratic fray on Thursday, delivering a sweeping foreign policy address that denounced Mr. Trump as incapable of global leadership and called for a new commitment to international diplomacy.
• Not all candidates are focused on just unseating the president — some are focusing on a more ground-up approach. The Future Now Fund is ranking Democratic nominees not on their performance in polls or on the campaign trail, but on how they’re working to rebuild the party by helping state legislative candidates.
• Pete Buttigieg, whose presidential campaign is struggling to appeal to African-Americans after weeks of scrutiny of his record on racial justice as mayor of South Bend, Ind., released a plan to “dismantle racist structures and systems” in the federal government on Thursday.
• Conservative fringe figures got their moment with Mr. Trump during a “social media summit” Thursday, where they shared stories of what they call discrimination and suppression on the internet.
• The House Judiciary Committee approved a dozen new subpoenas targeting Mueller witnesses, including Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general.
• The House voted on Thursday to cut off American support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and to prevent the Trump administration from using its emergency authority to transfer munitions to the kingdom, delivering a barrage of defense policy measures that put a Democratic stamp on the military.
• Trump officials are pursuing unorthodox Asia policies — like negotiating with North Korea and taking a step back from economic relationships with China — that are winning more support across Washington, including from some Democrats. But the moves could actually deepen conflicts.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.
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