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Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protected Status for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans

“El Salvador is one of the world’s most dangerous countries and will be unable to absorb the return of these thousands of people whose lives are inextricably intertwined with those of ours here in the United States.”

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2017 Police Shootings By the Numbers

Officers fatally shot more people in 2017 than they did in 2016.

Washington State Sues Motel 6 for Sharing Guest Information With Immigration Officials

The bargain hotel chain routinely provided ICE agents with the names, birth dates and license plate numbers of thousands of guests with “Latino-sounding names,” lawsuit charges.

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Democrats, White House to Restart Talks on Dreamers as Government Shutdown Looms Again

Dems say any long-term spending bills must include protections for young immigrants, but Republicans seem determined to cut separate deals.

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California Ushers in Sanctuary Law, Shields Immigrants From Some Federal Mandates

The California Values Act bars state and local authorities from cooperating with federal immigration authorities without a warrant.

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3 Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles Should Hire Colin Kaepernick

With Carson Wentz out for the rest of the season, the winningest team in the NFC has a chance to bring another talented quarterback on board. Colin Kaepernick should be that man.

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REPORT: Police Shootings Are a Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

A report from Vice News shows that Black people are shot at a higher rate than other Americans.

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United Nations: Taser Use in Some U.S. Prisons May Amount to Torture

Agency’s special rapporteur on torture calls on U.S. officials to file criminal charges after report reveals abuses in several prisons.

BREAKING: Ex-Cop Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Killing Walter Scott

North Charleston, South Carolina, former police officer Michael Slager was caught on bystander video shooting the unarmed Black man in the back.

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'We're Looking For You': Spike in Arrests of Non-Criminals Fuels Trump Immigration Crackdown

Immigrant detentions spike, border arrest plunge in Trump’s first year, DHS figures show

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SCOTUS Lets Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Go Into Effect

“This is how hate gets normalized.”

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Malcolm Jenkins and Michael Bennett Comment on Players Coalition Fracture

Several players accused Jenkins of negotiating the NFL’s recent financial commitment to social justice activism without a consensus.

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Colin Kaepernick Receives Muhammad Ali Legacy Award as NFL Commits Nearly $90 Million to Player Activism

“Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard.”

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San Francisco Tops List of Immigrant-Friendly Cities

You’ll never guess what city sits at the bottom of the 50-municipality list.

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Judge Blocks Trump's Order to Withhold Federal Funds From Sanctuary Cities

“This case is a check on the president’s abuse of power, which is exactly what the framers of the Constitution had in mind.”

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DOJ Issues $98 Million in Grants to Hire More Police Officers

Municipalities that agreed to help the federal government detain immigrants received special consideration for funding.

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REPORT: Black Men Sentenced to Substantially Longer Time in Prison Than Whites

The data suggests that judges’ racial bias is to blame.

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READ: Can Progressive Prosecutors Lead Criminal Justice Reform?

A new article asks if attorneys who are paid to put people in jail can help fix a system that disproportionately locks away Black and Latinx people.

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Report: Police Need More Transparent Body-Worn Camera Footage Policies

A new analysis from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn argues that body-worn cameras can hurt people of color when they are not employed to increase accountability.

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11 Cities to Provide Free Legal Defense for Immigrants During Deportation Hearings

A recent study shows that having representation can improve an immigrant’s chances of staying Stateside more than tenfold. A new program from The Vera Institute of Justice aims to give everyone a fair shot.