Criminalization

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Immigrant Advocacy Group Says Tech Industry Enables Trump Administration

RAICES CEO Jonathan Ryan: “The tech industry deserves a lot of blame for what is happening at our borders.”

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Q&A: Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Dad Who Created an App to Connect Families

Colorlines talks to Antoine Patton about Photo Patch, the app he created with his daughter after teaching himself to code behind bars.

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New Report Says Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Are Afraid to Ask for Help

The findings highlight how the nation’s current immigration policies exploit and harm immigrant victims.

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LISTEN: San Quentin State Prison Podcast 'Ear Hustle' Returns for New Season

Season four introduces listeners to a new host and a segment about learning the ropes in the prison.

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House Passes Bill to Provide Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

If signed into law, the American Dream and Promise Act would offer a path to citizenship for more than 2 million “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States as children.

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Activists Ask DA to Reopen Linda Fairstein's Cases

The prosecutor who plays a huge role in Netflix’s “When They See Us” is getting her time in the court of public opinion.

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Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies After Pleading for Medical Attention

Johana Medina Leon had chest pain while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then she died.

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'When They See Us' Is a Punch to the Gut

Ava DuVernay takes the Central Park Five’s horror story to cinematically emotional heights. Get your tissue ready.

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Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Black Homicide?

A new study ranks states according to the number of Black teens and adults killed.

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How An Antiquated Reading of the Law Prevents the Formerly Incarcerated From Voting in Georgia

State officials maintain a strict interpretation of the law, which prevents voting by anyone convicted of a “felony involving moral turpitude.”

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SCOTUS to Decide if Family Can Sue Border Agent Who Killed Teen

Hernández v. Mesa asks if the border officer who killed Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.

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Pentagon to Build Tent Cities Near Border for 7,500 Migrants

Military personnel will handle construction, but the facilities will still be managed by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Second Chance Pell Experiment Expands Education Behind Bars

The program provides need-based grants to people incarcerated in state and federal prisons so that they can take college courses.

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Teen Migrant is Fifth Child to Die in U.S. Custody

The 16-year old from Guatemala was diagnosed with the flu ahead of his death.

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Latinx Parents Deported in Emotional 'Party of Five' Reboot

The 2019 version of the series follows five siblings after their parents are sent to Mexico.

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Are Federal Officials Criminalizing Pregnant Migrants?

Immigrant advocates say the United States Marshals Service is committing “atrocities” against these vulnerable asylum-seekers.

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Arizona Student Detained by Border Control Released, Future Remains Uncertain

The high school senior was held in ICE detention for nearly a week following a routine traffic stop.

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Arizona Students Protest After Classmate Detained by Border Patrol

Shortly after writing the teenager a ticket, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department turned him over to United States Customs and Border Protection.

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Advocacy Groups Call Out Discriminatory Practices in Federal Employment

The ACLU and the Leadership Conference Education Fund urge the Office of Personnel Management to remove job application questions that they say would negatively impact people with arrest records.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States after reopening the San Ysidro port of entry.

Mexico Sends 15,000 Central American Migrants Home

The increase in deportations is attributed to President Donald Trump’s threat to close the United States-Mexico border.