Criminalization

Wesley Bell. Black man smiles and points at his "I voted" sticker.

It's a Celebration As Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Freed Michael Brown's Killer

Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

White House plan would bar citizenship to legal immigrants who have use public benefits.

Trump Plan Would Bar Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

A proposal being drafted by White House would deny citizenship to immigrants who have used public benefits, including child health care and Obamacare.

Long-stalled Prison Bill Could Merge with Sentencing Reform Measures

Stalled Prison Bill Gets New Life With Sentencing Reform Measures

The compromise measure has the backing of key Senate Republicans and could include provisions that reduce mandatory minimums and slash crack and cocaine sentencing disparities.

 

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See ICE's Terrifying Impact on Columbus' 'Refugee Road'

A new documentary highlights the impact of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and xenophobic rhetoric on the Mauritanian community in Ohio’s capital city.

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA

He concluded that the Department of Homeland Security did not provide a “coherent explanation” for terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

Lawsuit Calls for More Time for Separated Parents to Seek Asylum

Lawsuit Demands More Time for Separated Parents to Seek Asylum

Class-action suit comes as U.S. official tells lawmakers he warned Trump administration that family separation policy would inflict toll on children. 

Judge orders federal government to stop drugging children at Texas detention center unless they have parental consent.

Judge Orders Government to Obtain Consent Before Medicating Immigrant Children

Ruling comes after children at a Texas detention center were given psychotropic drugs, at times forcibly. 

Judge orders federal government to provide info on state of missing parents awaiting reunification with their children.

Family Separation: Judge Orders Trump Administration to Find Missing Parents

Court sets deadline for government to provide information on parents of some 700 children who remain separated.

 

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Detained Asylum-Seekers Say Government Violated Their Religious Freedom

Dozens of asylum-seekers held at a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, say authorities are denying them time and space to freely practice their faith.

U.S. officials say they will meet deadline to reunify immigrant children with parents.

Immigrant Family Reunification By The Numbers

A look at where the United States government is in the process of reuniting thousands of immigrant children with their parents.

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LISTEN: Podcast Explores How 'Justice in America' Really Works

Attorney Josie Duffy Rice partners with educator Clint Smith III to examine the criminal justice system’s devastating impact on marginalized communities.

ACLU claims immigrant parents were misled into waiving rights to reunification with their children.

ACLU: Immigrant Parents Coerced Into Waiving Reunification Rights

A court filing by the civil rights group calls for temporary deportation stay for immigrant parents, as deadline looms to reunify families separated at border.

Black people protest outside. Signs include "I am a man," "Blcack lives matter" and "The world is watching."

Police Less Likely to Arrest Killers With Black Victims

“There is a straight line between Black people being outraged loudly about police officers being able to shoot and kill people and being able to get away from it and Black people quietly wondering when that homicide in their neighborhood is going to be solved.”

Neon sign reads "bail bonds."

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Dismantle Money Bail System

Bill supporter Color of Change: “When taxpayers foot the bill for needlessly locking up poor people before trial, the government is essentially subsidizing a racist, unnecessary and outright dangerous industry.”

Protesters outside. Brown woman in front wears red shirt, white and black sign behind her reads "No human is illegal. #DeportTrump."

Department of Justice Instructs Agency Press Officers to Call Immigrants 'Illegal Aliens'

From the directive: “The word ‘undocumented’ is not based in U.S. code and should not be used to describe someone’s illegal presence in the country.” But the referenced code does not include the word “illegal,” either.

Judge green-lights lawsuit claiming Trump's cancellation of deportation protections, TPS, motivated by race.

Judge Approves Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Termination of Deportation Protection

The suit alleges that the Trump administration’s cancellation of Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 immigrants was motivated by race.

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How the Government's Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color [OPINION]

We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.

Report details deplorable conditions at child detention centers

'Terrorized': Report Details Conditions at Child Detention Centers

A report filed in federal court details hunger, dehydration and forced sleeplessness at child detention centers in the Southwest.

Judge orders halt to deportation of reunited immigrant families

Judge Temporarily Halts Deportations of Reunited Immigrant Families

The suspension gives parents who face deportation time to decide if they want their children to remain in United States and pursue asylum.

HHS submits news plan to reunite 2,500 children with their parents.

Feds Submit New Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families

The plan comes after a judge berates immigration officials for delaying reunification of some 2,500 children with their parents.