Trump Presidency

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Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Orgs Call Out AG Nom William Barr's Racism

President Donald Trump will nominate Barr to run the Department of Justice. His track record proves he will be bad for people of color.

Members of the migrant caravan climb over the U.S.-Mexico border fence while crossing into San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico, on December 3, 2018.

REPORT: Migrants Bring Economic Stability, Not Disease

Dr. Paul Spiegel: “There is no evidence to show that migrants are spreading disease. That is a false argument that is used to keep migrants out.”

A blue sign points to the pedestrian crossing to the U.S. near the U.S./Mexico border.

Trump Can Continue to Ignore Environmental Laws While Building Border Wall

The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge brought by groups that say construction would pose a serious threat.

Migrant Caravan Crosses Into Mexico

Many In Migrant Caravan May Be Climate Refugees

This vulnerable demographic are not recognized or protected by any international law.

Protestors surround woman holding sign that reads families belong together in protest of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy immigration and refugee policies in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 2018.

Migrant Families Still Being Separated at the Border

Border agents say they have “no obligation” to report new cases of family separation because they didn’t take place under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

James and John Sena. Two Filipino men in white and green shirts holding right hands up in front of red and white and blue United States flag

Docuseries 'Waking Dream' Follows Dreamers in Limbo

The streaming show follows six young immigrants of undocumented status as they fight for their American lives.

Black and gold marker on ground reads "Mex" and "USA."

Feds Use Tear Gas On Migrants, Activists Push Back

Thousands of migrants have been traveling on foot for weeks to seek refuge from violence and poverty in their homelands.

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

Trump Administration Downplays Damning Climate Change Report

Produced by 300 scientists, it shows that global warming—which disproportionately impacts people of color—will wreak havoc on the United States’ economy, public health, coastlines and infrastructure.

Small child in stroller looks at camera as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 19, 2018.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban

The ruling comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to refuse asylum earlier this month.

Immigrants and their supporters rally in New York City during a protest against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on February 16, 2017.

It Is Now Easier To Deport Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Trafficking

Jason Boyd of the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “In effect, USCIS could throw survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking into deportation proceedings for the very act of seeking protection from their abusers and captors.”

People standing in Mexico reach through and hug the wall at the conclusion of the Hugs Not Walls event on the U.S.-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on October 13, 2018.

Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation to Limit Asylum Claims

The president says asylum seekers must arrive via official ports of entry and ”have merit” to be accepted into the United States.

Crude oil pipeline construction in Jefferson County, Texas, in August 2008.

Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

The project is opposed by Indigenous groups who say it ignores treaties and could damage their lands.

The Baby Trump Balloon rises after being inflated in Battery Park as part of an 'Impeachment Parade' protest in New York City on October 28, 2018.

Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship, Experts Respond

But can the president legally change a constitutional amendment via an executive order?

Donald Trump: A White man in a blue suit and red tie grimaces and gesticulates behind a podium that says "Trump".

Can Trump Really End Birthright Citizenship?

Not directly. But it’s more complicated than you think, writes Princeton law professor Imani Perry. 

A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Immigrants Seeking American Citizenship Face Extreme Delays

More than 700,000 permanent residents are waiting for their applications to be processed.

Light brown hijabi woman wears taupe headscarf, tan sweater and black dress, looks down at cell phone in her hands

The Best Way to Protect Free Speech Online? De-Platform Hate. [OP-ED]

Internet companies must stop ignoring the racism and other forms of hate that are prevalent on their platforms and acknowledge that the hateful discourse of the few silences the speech of the marginalized many.

Eighteen of the 21 youth plaintiffs and two of their siblings showcase their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. They recently won with a court judge moving their case forward.

SCOTUS Pauses Climate Kids Lawsuit

After the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene, Chief Justice Roberts handed the White House a temporary victory.

Members of the migrant caravan carry flags from Honduras (L) and Nicaragua (R), while crossing the Guatemalan border into Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on October 21, 2018.

Central-American Asylum Seekers Respond to Trump's Lies

Some people traveling with the caravan remain hopeful that the United States will offer them assistance.

A Black man with blonde hair wearing sunglasses on his head raises a power fist at a rally in Midtown Manhattan

Practical POC Tips for Fighting the Trump Administration's Latest Assault on Trans People

As we fight the Trump administration’s anti-trans memo, we can’t be silent about who this dramatic rollback could affect the most—trans and gender nonconforming people of color. This is not a moral nicety, it’s a strategic mandate.

Large group of Hondurans march north as part of mass migration march. Young man wearing red shirt holds a small child and is surrounded by women and men as hey walk on a Central American road.

Mass Migration March Continues As Roughly 3,000 Hondurans Head for U.S. Border

March of the Migrant grows in strength despite warnings from the Trump administration that the group won’t be allowed in the country.