Midterms 2018: Progressive Prosecutors Elected to Reshape 'Lock-em-up' Mentality
Several reform-driven district attorneys won seats on Tuesday on pledges to revamp a criminal justice system that disproportionately targets people of color.
With Detention Centers at Capacity, ICE Begins Releasing Immigrant Families
Unable to keep up with case files at the Arizona-Mexico border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is releasing apprehended immigrants to churches and other nonprofits.
Citing Racial Bias, Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Terminating TPS
A district judge extends protection from deportation for some 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Sudan, Nicaragua and Haiti.
Series of New Laws Overhauls California's Criminal Justice System
Governor Jerry Brown signs a slew of measures aimed at reducing prison population and stemming the criminalization of people of color.
Inspector General Issues Scathing Report on Family Separation Policy
The government watchdog spotlights widespread disarray among federal agencies tasked with implementing the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.
Bipartisan Bill Would Bar DHS from Arresting Immigrant Child Sponsors
The proposed measure comes after ICE arrested dozens of potential child custodians.
READ: Body Cameras Won't Save Us
A new article from The Atlantic says there is only so much that technology can do to improve police accountability.
REPORT: Feds Hire Doctors with Criminal Records to Examine Immigrants
A new report from the Office of the Inspector General says that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ faulty vetting procedures are placing immigrants at risk.
Violent Crime Rates Fall, But Incarceration Rates Still High
Ames Grawert of Brennan Center for Justice: “Congress and states should back commonsense sentencing reform that would correct grave injustices in the way we sentence and incarcerate.”
ICE is Arresting Immigrants Who Attempt to Sponsor Undocumented Children
Majority of arrests are result of immigration violations, not criminal activity.
Attorney General Further Limits Judges' Ability to Dismiss Deportation Cases
Critics say the new directive from Jeff Sessions is the latest in a series of moves designed to limit judicial independece and integrity.
Trump Administration Retreats on Vow to Lower Refugee Cap
After announcing record low refugee cap of 30,000, administration says it will consult Congress before making a final decision.
Trump Administration Funneled $10 Million from FEMA to ICE Detention Program
Newly released DHS documents show that, at the start of hurricane season, the money was diverted to buttress the federal government’s detention and deportation efforts.
Under the Gun: U.S. Firearm Violence Is a Human Rights Crisis
A new report from Amnesty International says that gun violence in the United States is a crisis that has an exorbitant toll on communities of color.
Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Shooting Death of Botham Jean
Amber Guyger’s fatal shooting of the Black man recast national attention on police violence and accountability.
Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children
A newly proposed rule would circumvent a long-established agreement that limits child detention to 20 days.
ICE Requests Millions of North Carolina Voting Records
State officials say complying with the request will prevent them from preparing for the general election. Critics say the request is brazen attempt to suppress voting rights for people of color.
Democrats Demand Reunification Plan for 500 Separated Children
More than 40 days after the deadline to reunify thousands of immigrant families, hundreds of children still remain separated from their parents.
Migrant Parents Say ICE Intimidated Them Into Waiving Reunification Rights
Immigrant rights groups say parents were misled and coerced into signing away their rights to be reunited with their children.
Incarcerated People Stage Strikes Nationwide
Strikers say meager wages and sentencing laws that target people of color amount to modern day slavery.