Outrage Surges Over Trump's Family Separation Practice
Critics assail “un-American” immigration policy, as House Republicans mull two measures that would dump billions into a southern border wall.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Cites Bible to Justify Cruel Border Policy
Professor John Fea: “I mean, this is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made.”
Trump Administration Mulls Tent Cities to House Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Officials eye Texas military bases as possible sites for temporary housing.
Viola Davis Offers 'The Last Defense' For People on Death Row
The new docuseries explores the case of Julius Jones, a Black college student sentenced to death for killing a White man despite his repeated protests of innocence.
'Blood is on Your Hands': Attorney General Curbs Asylum for Immigrant Victims of Violence
Jeff Sessions issues directive to end asylum grants for victims of domestic violence and gang persecution, a decision expected to affect tens of thousands.
Honduran Man Seeking Asylum Commits Suicide After Separation From Family
The death of Marco Antonio Muñoz comes amid a sharp increase in family separations at the United States-Mexico border.
ICE To Transfer 1,600+ Detained Immigrants to Federal Prisons
Many of the immigrants are Central Americans fleeing from gang and sexual violence.
Malcolm Jenkins Silently Uplifts NFL Players' Anti-Racist Activism
The Philadelphia Eagles safety opted not to answer reporters’ questions about the president disinviting his team. Instead, he used signs to reiterate the point of players’ protest.
LISTEN: Jeff Sessions Defends Separation of Families at the Border
In a lengthy radio interview, Attorney General Jeff Sessions insists children are being treated properly and that unaccompanied minors have no moral right to legal representation.
U.N. Calls on U.S. to Halt Family Separation at Mexico Border
The United Nations says children fleeing Central American violence warrant international protection.
Civil Rights Groups Appeal for International Help in Ending Separation of Immigrant Families
The coalition calls on the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to end “unjustifiable” separation of migrant parents and children at the border.
Podcast Series Details Life and Death of Black Teen Killed by Baltimore Police
“The Daily” tells the story of Lavar “Nook” Montray Douglas—and the family that mourns him—in five-parts.
Transgender Woman Dies in ICE Custody
Advocacy groups call on federal agency to release all transgender detainees after the death of Roxana Hernández.
Trump Administration to Fingerprint People Who Sponsor Immigrant Children
The announcement comes as federal officials admit they lost track of 1,475 children. Immigration advocates say fingerprint protocol will discourage parents from claiming children.
House Approves Controversial Prison Reform Measure
But the FIRST STEP Act faces an uphill battle. Criminal justice reform advocates say any meaningful bill must include sentencing reform, and Republicans and Democrats in the Senate agree.
John Legend Explains How Cash Bail Traps People of Color
Narrated by Legend and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, a new video from Color of Change explains how bail practices fuel mass incarceration.
Department of Justice Curbs Authority of Immigration Judges
Attorney General Jeff Sessions just bared judges from pausing low-priority cases while immigrants await visa applications and criminal conviction appeals.
New York City Officials Vow to Revamp Marijuana Policy
The mayor and district attorneys promise to limit prosecutions for most offenses, but reform advocates remain weary in absence of codified law.
Why Reentry Is Incredibly Hard for Formerly Incarcerated Black and Latinx People
Colorlines talks to Bruce Western, author of “Homeward: Life in the Year After Incarceration,” which follows the journeys of 100+ formerly incarcerated people as they navigate the challenges of racial, health and socioeconomic inequity.
House Advances Controversial Bill to Reform Federal Prison System
But several civil rights organizations—and Senators—say the measure would do nothing to address sentencing reform that Black and Latinx people desperately need.