Executive Order

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The New Normal: Fear and Loathing as Immigration Policy

It only took President Donald Trump one week in office to turn fear into a policy provision.

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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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Trump Orders Review of Refugee Admissions Program for 11 Unspecified Countries

Refugees International president Eric Schwartz: “I hope they at least have the decency to be transparent about what they are doing, and name the nationalities affected.”

 A sign is seen along the flooded road on August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Trump Signs Executive Order That Rolls Back More Obama-Era Environmental Rules

The White House’s plans to improve the nation’s infrastructure could make communities more vulnerable to flooding.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rules that the Muslim and refugee ban is less about national security and more about anti-Muslim bias.

Person holds sign that reads, "No human being is illegal."

Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants With No Criminal Records More Than Doubles Under Trump

A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement boasts of increased arrests.

President Trump Signs 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order

But does it preserve religious liberty—or provide a license to discriminate?

President Donald Trump speaks about his Energy Independence Executive Order on March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Repeal Clean Power Plan

This is an early step in what will likely be an uphill battle between the administration and environmental groups. 

Brown girl in hijab holds sign that reads, "Today we are Muslims and immigrants."

Six States Sue Over 'Muslim Ban 2.0'

Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson: “The president cannot unilaterally declare himself free of the court’s restraining order and injunction.”

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Trump's HBCU Executive Order Criticized for Oversight, Funding Issues

Trump signed the executive order after meetings with HBCU presidents and Republican lawmakers earlier this week.

A young woman in a black hat protests immigration raids

How to Brace Yourself for an ICE Raid

The Trump administration is making good on the president’s campaign promise of rounding up undocumented immigrants en masse. Here are steps you and your loved ones should take before ICE shows up.

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Trump Says New Executive Orders Will Lower Crime, ACLU Requests Receipts

“President Trump intends to build task forces to investigate and stop national trends that don’t exist.… He persists in ignoring the all-too-real deaths of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.”

Police officer holds green sign that reads, "This is not normal."

Leaked Executive Order Draft Could 'Legalize Discrimination'

“Policymakers across the nation are leveraging religion to push forward crude and discriminatory laws that impose extreme financial, dignitary and emotional harm on women of color and their families.”

Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Creates Chaos and Prompts Airport Protests, Free Legal Work and Faith Community Condemnation

In the 48 hours after President Trump announced bars on entry from seven Muslim-majority countries and a revamping of the refugee admissions process, visa- and green-card holders were detained, federal judges issued stays and America’s airports became sites of resistance.

Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration Met With Criticism and Resistance

Executive orders include construction of a wall at the southern border, as well as resources, personnel to buttress immigration enforcement

President Donald Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office of the White House January 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs Executive Orders to Advance Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

He is certain to face opposition from environmentalists, tribes and landowners.

Sitting at his desk, Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed on his first full day as president

Trump's First Week Begins With Executive Orders on Trade, Reproductive Rights and Federal Hiring

He’s also suspended a cut in Federal Housing Aministration mortgage premiums and moved to repeal Obamacare.

Women in front of the U.S. Supreme Court hold up red, heart-shaped signs that say, "Keep Families Together!"

More Shattered Families

The Supreme Court’s non-decision on immigration means that, for now, states can refuse to expand DACA and start DAPA. How do we get over this stunning setback? 

Philadelphia is Officially a Sanctuary City—Again

Under order from new mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia will once again halt most collaboration between local police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

ICE Raid Apprehends Hundreds of Immigrants With Misdemeanors

Misdemeanor records account for nearly half of the people caught in a weeklong raid.