Ayanna Pressley Seeks to Remake Criminal Justice System
The Representative from Massachusetts introduces legislation that calls for a “decarceration-focused” system that is “smaller, safer, less punitive and more humane.”
Silence Will Not Protect Us: Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats of Violence [Op-Ed]
Project South’s Azadeh Shahshahani on how the state and White supremacists have united to target immigrant activists—and why it won’t work.
Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Fate of DACA
The Trump administration wants to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects roughly 700,000 young people from deportation. Will SCOTUS let it?
Tucson Voters Say 'No' to Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City
Proposition 205 also sought to add restrictions around police questioning residents about their immigration status.
Judge Blocks Rule Requiring Immigrants to Have Health Insurance to Secure Visas
“The ban would separate families and cut two-thirds of green-card-based immigration.”
Feds Give Salvadorans More Time to Exit United States
Ken Cuccinelli of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: “Work permits for Salvadorans will be extended for one year past resolution of litigation for an orderly wind down period.”
Federal Gov't Took 1,556 More Migrant Children From Parents Than Previously Reported
This reportedly brings the total number of family separations since 2017 close to 5,500.
Nation's Largest Pension Fund Divests From Firms That Run ICE Detention Centers
California state workers’ pension fund pulls money out of private prison companies GEO Group and CoreCivic.
Trump Administration to Collect DNA Samples from Asylum-Seekers
The information will be added to an FBI database used to track down criminals.
Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Deb Haaland Introduce Bill to Give Immigrants Access to Health Care
More than 120 organizations endorsed the Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families (HEAL) Act.
Activists Urge Lawmakers to End Amazon Ring Partnerships With Police
More than 30 organizations published a joint letter that details how the app threatens civil liberties and puts people of color at disproportionate risk.
ACLU Fights to Secure Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated in Florida
The civil rights group seeks to remove wealth-based hurdles to voting.
U.S. to Forcibly Collect DNA From Detained Immigrants for FBI Database
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities and at legal ports of entry will be affected, including children. Advocates fear this type of mass collection will unduly criminalize an already vulnerable group.
New Monument Honors Mexican Braceros
The Bracero Monument in Los Angeles pays tribute to the 4.5 million Mexican nationals who crossed the border to help the U.S. mitigate labor shortages caused by World War II.
The '94 Crime Bill 25 Years Later: It's Time for a Reckoning [Op-Ed]
Justice advocates say we must address the harm caused by the legislation and create a new vision for safety and freedom.
Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Expansion of Fast-Track Deportations
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says the president violated federal law with the policy change.
Kal Penn's 'Sunnyside' Finds Comedy in Immigration
“It’s really amazing that there are opportunities right now to develop comedy in this authentic space that’s also very inclusive.”
Mothers Separated From Children at Border Sue Trump Administration
Five women seek “compensatory damages from the government” for inflicting trauma on their families.
DHS Ends 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy
Migrant families apprehended at the border will no longer be released into the United States while they wait for their immigration cases to be processed.
Study Links High-Suspension Schools With Incarceration Later in Life
A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to the body of research surrounding the school to prison pipeline and its impact on students of color.