Alfonso Serrano

Prison Reforms

New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees

An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

Federal Agents Target Immigrants

Supreme Court Restricts Deportation of Immigrants

Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch sides with liberal justices as SCOTUS strikes down federal provision that facilitated deportation of convicted immigrants.

Metal Detectors in High School

REPORT: Milwaukee School Discipline Guidelines Disproportionately Target Black and Latinx Students

A new study from The Center for Popular Democracy and Leaders Igniting Transformation says the millions the Milwaukee Police Department spends in schools props up the school to prison pipeline.

Migrant detention

Department of Justice Freezes Legal Assistance Program for Detained Immigrants Facing Deportation

ACLU spokesperson: ”Each week, the Trump administration finds new and cruel ways to hurt immigrants.”

Texas National Guard Prepares To Deploy To U.S. Mexico Border

Three Southern States Pledge National Guard Troops to Reinforce Border Security

The move comes as details emerge on the role troops deployed by President Donald Trump will play on the United States-Mexico border.

California Lawmakers Announce Bill To Alter Police Use Of Lethal Force Policy

California Lawmakers Challenge Police Lethal Force Standard After Stephon Clark Shooting

The measure would permit police officers to open fire only when there is no other alternative to prevent injury or death.

Immigrants at the border

Department of Justice Sets Quotas for Immigration Judges to Speed Up Deportations

The announcement comes as the Trump administration weighs other measures to fast track the deportation of children arrested at the border.

U.S. Agents Take Immigrants With Undocumented Status Into Custody

'Our Country is Being Stolen': Trump Renews Attacks on Immigrants

His accusations were met by bipartisan condemnation.

Liberian immigrants

Trump Tells 4,000 Liberian Immigrants To Leave or Face Deportation

President denies extension of legal immigration status for Liberians, many who have lived in the U.S. for decades.

2010 U.S. Census

Decision to Add Citizenship Question in 2020 Census Met with Swift Outcry, Lawsuit

California sues Trump administration over citizenship question, arguing that the move will scare off immigrants and result in drastic population undercount.

Deported Veterans

U.S. Military Vet Who Served Two Tours in Afghanistan Deported to Mexico

Miguel Pérez Jr. was deported after a 16-month plea to the Department of Homeland Security.

Prototypes Of President Trump's Proposed Border Wall

Proposed Spending Bill Limits Border Wall Funding, Rejects Additional ICE Agents

But it doesn’t do anything for the “Dreamers.”

DACA Protestors Rally

Dreams Deferred (Again): Democrats, White House Fail to Craft DACA Deal

The policy impasse means there are still no legislative protections for immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Heroin Epidemic

'Terrible People': Trump Again Calls for Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers

President Donald Trump outlines blueprint to tackle opioid crisis; critics pan his proposal as recycled draconian measures that target communities of color and have failed to reduce drug use.

ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants

Appeals Court Upholds Majority of Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law

Hailed by the Trump administration, the ruling allows law enforcement to ask detainees for proof of citizenship.

ICE arrests

California ICE Spokesperson Quits Over 'Misleading' Arrest Claims

The feud between California and the Trump administration grows as the president visits the California-Mexico border to inspect wall prototypes.

Death penalty protests

Death Sentence: Trump Considers Capital Punishment for Drug Dealers

The White House mulls policy change that would allow prosecutors to seek death penalty for drug traffickers.

Department of Justice Sues California For Immigrant Sanctuary Policies

The suit is the latest salvo in an escalating feud between the Trump administration and jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.

U.S. Border Patrol Houses Unaccompanied Minors In Detention Center

Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Illegally Jailing 18-Year-Olds

National Immigrant Justice Center says immigration authorities regularly fail to comply with federal measures that are meant to protect children.

Immigration Activists And Dreamers Protest

Ad Campaign Aims to Pressure Trump on Policy for Young Immigrants

Advocacy groups launch DACA ad drive to keep immigration issue in the public eye.