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Protests surge against Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from parents.

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.

Jeff Sessions. White man with white hair, wire-rimmed glasses and suit smirks at the camera

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.”

HHS eyeing several TExas sites to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied minors.

Trump Administration Mulls Tent Cities to House Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Officials eye Texas military bases as possible sites for temporary housing.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders immigration courts to stop granting asylum to victims of domestic violence and gang violence.

'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.

 

U.S. Border Patrol agents surround man sitting on ground.

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.

A border patrol agent at the foreground, only shown are a gun hoisted at his pants and his right hand wearing a blue rubber glove. An immigrant man kneels down at an immigrant child. A border patrol car is to their right.

ICE To Transfer 1,600+ Detained Immigrants to Federal Prisons

Many of the immigrants are Central Americans fleeing from gang and sexual violence.

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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.

Brown boy sits behind window covered with a black metal grate

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.

United Nations calls on United States to end practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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 call for end of separation of migrant parents and children at the border

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.

Black man holding child in pink coat walk by dark blue Baltimore Police Department cruiser with white and yellow lettering

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.

Brown hands join together in a huddle outside. A fist bursts through the huddle and is raised into the air.

#FamiliesBelongTogether Campaign Demands Feds Stop Separating Parents, Children at Border

As part of the Families Belong Together campaign, protestors nationwide condemn the federal government’s practice of separating immigrant children from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on border crossings.

Transgender woman Roxana Hernandez, who traveled with migrant caravan through Mexico to reach U.S., had died in ICE custody

Transgender Woman Dies in ICE Custody

Advocacy groups call on federal agency to release all transgender detainees after the death of Roxana Hernández.

DHS to require that sponsors claiming custody of immigrant minors be fingerprinted.

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.

More than 300 immigrants journeyed across Mexico to ask for asylum in the United States

Trump Nominates Immigration Extremist to Run Refugee Program

Congressperson Joe Crowley: “Mr. Mortensen’s racist, vile and disparaging comments against immigrants and refugees disqualifies him from serving our government in any capacity.”

Black-and-white image of Chinese men in grey clothing holding brown hats in front of field with bricks and industrial supplies and wood fence

'The Chinese Exclusion Act' Documentary Explores Roots of Xenophobic Policy

Co-director Li-Shin Yu: “This is essentially who were are, but is this who we want to be?”

Black woman with dredlocks in front of a Starbucks.

On Starbucks: Looking Beyond Implicit Bias Training to Systemic Solutions [OPINION]

Race Forward president Glenn Harris on why Starbucks’ mandatory anti-bias training is a good start, but far from a cure for what ails America.

Unaccompanied immigrant children detained by Border Patrol agent along the Texas-Mexico border.

Immigrant Children Allegedly Subjected to Physical, Sexual Abuse by Border Patrol Agents

An American Civil Liberties Union report says that documents obtained from Department of Homeland Security detail abuse that potentially amounts to criminal misconduct by federal immigration officials.

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Sterling Brown, Milwaukee Bucks Critique Police 'Intimidation' After Arrest Video Release

The NBA player pledged legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department after it released a video of officers violently arresting him in January.

A Black man wearing a white shirt and gray shorts stands with his hands in cuffs, holding an orange mesh bag and a white and red bottle

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.