Criminalization

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U.S. Healthcare System Endangers Black Pregnant People of Undocumented Status

Shut out of the Affordable Care Act, they may not be able to access or afford prenatal care.

A is man wearing a striped shirt as he carries a child from and they descend a hill, just before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border fence and turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol, on December 16, 2018.

House Rep Says There's No Legal Way to Send Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson shoots down the Trump administration’s proposal.

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Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Border: 'Build Bridges, Not Walls'

Said the celebrated cellist during his performance at the U.S.-Mexico border: “A country is not a hotel and it’s not full.”

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House Democrats Prepare Bill to Counter Restrictive Immigration Policies

The measure is expected to increase federal resources to meet the needs of refugees.

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Q&A: How These Oregon Leaders Are Empowering Black Women in the Criminal Justice System

Colorlines talks to Abbey Stamp and O’Nesha Cochran, two women at the forefront of revolutionary change in their community.

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READ: Chicago Implements GPS Monitoring Devices That Calls, Records Children Without Their Consent

Cook County officials say the monitoring tool improves communication with children, but critics say it is an invasion of privacy and violation of the Constitution.

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Court Blocks Government's 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy

Judy Rabinovitz of the ACLU: “Try as it may, the Trump administration cannot simply ignore our laws in order to accomplish its goal of preventing people from seeking asylum in the United States.”

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

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The Marshall Project Launches Print Publication for People Living Behind Bars

News Inside is distributed at prisons and jails.

A 7-year-old girl with long, brown hair leans on her father as he sits in a blue chair at the Catholic Charities-run Humanitarian Respite Center after being released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on November 1, 2018.

Officials Move Migrants From Underpass... To Parking Lot Tents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it was relocating migrants “to a location with more space and more shelter capability.”

Migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador stand in a prayer circle underneath the Paso Del Norte Bridge as an immigration official in a green uniform watches over them.

Migrants Moved From Holding Area Beneath an El Paso Bridge Following Backlash

Central American immigrants were forced to sleep on the ground behind barbed wire for days.

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New Report Highlights Need, Strategies for Juvenile Justice Reform

The Urban Institute and the Youth First Initiative want to help America move away from youth incarceration in favor of community-based solutions.

Photo of person holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico, on November 1, 2018.

Allegations of Harassment and Abuse of Gay and Transgender Migrants in Immigrant Detention

Those who spoke out were allegedly threatened with solitary confinement.

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

New Asylum Policy Causes Chaos and Confusion in Courtrooms

ICE attorneys reportedly can’t answer basic questions about the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.”

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ICYMI: SCOTUS Says ICE Can Detain Immigrants Based on Prior Convictions

A new ruling says that people can be arrested and held indefinitely based on past minor convictions, even if they hold a green card and served their time.

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Florida House Advances Bill That Would Limit Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated

Will formerly incarcerated Florida residents be forced to pay fees before their voting rights are restored?

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New Report Offers Big Picture Look at Mass Incarceration

The Prison Policy Initiative shines a light on racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Close-up of two pregnant, Black prison inmates as they stand behind bars with the orange  uniforms raised to show their pregnancies.

States Consider Ban on Shackling Incarcerated People During Childbirth

The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that roughly 12,000 pregnant women are jailed in the United States each year.

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ICYMI: Judge Orders Feds to Account for Additional Migrant Families Separated at Border

The court ruling expands the terms of a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last year.

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Former Juvenile Lifers Need a Pressure Valve [Op-Ed]

Abd’Allah Wali Lateef of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth makes the case for social service, mental health and parole policy reform to help former life-sentenced children successfully return to society.