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Civil Rights Group Sues Trump Administration for Prolonged Detention of Immigrant Children

New York Civil Liberties Union says a policy shift has resulted in the restrictive imprisonment of dozens of young immigrants.

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Trump Administration Wants to Replace SNAP Benefits With Boxes of Canned Goods

The proposed 2019 budget would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $213 billion over the next 10 years.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Rescinding DACA

Meanwhile, the Senate continues to mull the fate of young immigrants.

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Civil Rights Groups Blast Sessions for Praising Sheriffs as Part of 'Anglo-American Heritage'

Racial justice groups pan attorney general as “racist” and frame his comments within the historical context of law enforcement in Black communities.

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Immigration Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Temporary Stay from Deportation

Ragbir argued that Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeted him for his immigration activism. A federal judge agreed.

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How Trump's Immigration Plan Impacts The Nation's Racial Makeup in One Chart

An analysis from The Washington Post says the proposal could keep Whites in the majority for five more years than previously estimated.

Is ICE Punishing Immigrant Rights Activists for Their Political Activity?

NYC immigration rights organizer Ravi Ragbir is facing deportation on Saturday. He is just one of several activists around the country who have been detained or deported after publicly fighting to change the system.

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Proposed Immigration Measure Would Bypass Border Wall Funding

Meanwhile, some lawmakers consider postponing a permanent solution for DACA recipients.

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Trump Urges 'Compromise' on Immigration in State of the Union Address. Critics Aren't Buying It.

The president’s hardline immigration proposals panned as divisive by Democrats and immigration advocates.

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Not Interested in Trump's SOTU Speech? Try These Alternatives.

From speeches delivered by activists, to progressive responses, to immigrant-centered tweetstorms, others ways to spend your time.

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Federal Court Rules Immigrant Children Facing Deportation Are Not Entitled to Free Attorney

Circuit court upholds previous ruling denying asylum to 13-year-old from Honduras who was unable to secure legal representation.

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Maxine Waters Will Address Nation During 'Angela Rye's State of the Union' Special

The member of Congress will fact check President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address before Rye leads a panel on Black political strategy with several elected officials and activists.

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Democrats Pan Trump's Dreamer Framework as 'Anti-Immigrant'

Republican immigration hawks join chorus of criticism as the president prepares to address immigration overhaul in his first State of the Union address.

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Census Bureau to Ignore Obama-Era Recommendations for Recording Race, Ethnicity

“Accurate, detailed data are an essential tool for ensuring equal opportunity and access to the nation’s institutions and resources for all people, but especially those who have been victims of discrimination historically.”

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READ: Immigrant Leaves America for Mexico: 'This loss is mutual.'

Ariel Rodriguez, an immigrant with undocumented status, writes about the tough choice to return to a country that is not his home.

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VIDEO: Women of Color Set Their Focus on Voting Rights at Women's March Anniversary Events

During last weekend’s Women’s March anniversary, we talked to folks in Las Vegas and New York City about a prevailing issue that keeps many people of color from participating in elections: voter suppression.

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Department of Justice Threatens Jurisdictions That Don't Cooperate With Immigration Officials

The agency warns that it will pull federal money unless sanctuary jurisdictions prove compliance with federal immigration laws.

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Top Democrat Retracts $25 Billion Offer to Trump for Border Wall Funding

Facing pressure from progressive Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rescinds offer made in return for legal protections for “Dreamers.”

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REPORT: Racial Disparities Persist Despite Marijuana Legalization Measures

Despite widespread succes of state-level legalization laws, Black and Latinx people remain disproportionate victims of racial profiling and over policing.

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UPDATE: Government Shutdown Officially Ends, Fate of 'Dreamers' Remains Uncertain

Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans in exchange for a promise to take up legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields some young immigrants from deportation.