Advocacy Groups On the Importance of Celebrating Juneteenth
“The relative obscurity of Juneteenth in our national dialogue serves as a reminder that White supremacy is still entrenched in how Americans understand our history—and its impact on the present.”
Students Who Speak Indigenous Languages Disadvantaged in Schools
Migrant children are often pushed into special education classrooms due to a lack of translators and a weak infrastructure.
READ: Asylum-Seeker Sues Gov't for Family Separation, Clears Path for Justice
Suny Rodríguez was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accused immigration officials of “extreme and outrageous” mistreatment of detainees.
Immigrant Advocacy Group Says Tech Industry Enables Trump Administration
RAICES CEO Jonathan Ryan: “The tech industry deserves a lot of blame for what is happening at our borders.”
Q&A: Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Dad Who Created an App to Connect Families
Colorlines talks to Antoine Patton about Photo Patch, the app he created with his daughter after teaching himself to code behind bars.
Doctors Say Migrants in Need of Medical Care Are Treated Poorly
Recently apprehended asylum-seekers who are only in custody because of their immigration status are reportedly victimized via extreme security measures.
New Report Says Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Are Afraid to Ask for Help
The findings highlight how the nation’s current immigration policies exploit and harm immigrant victims.
House Passes Bill to Provide Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants
If signed into law, the American Dream and Promise Act would offer a path to citizenship for more than 2 million “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States as children.
Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies After Pleading for Medical Attention
Johana Medina Leon had chest pain while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then she died.
Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Black Homicide?
A new study ranks states according to the number of Black teens and adults killed.
How An Antiquated Reading of the Law Prevents the Formerly Incarcerated From Voting in Georgia
State officials maintain a strict interpretation of the law, which prevents voting by anyone convicted of a “felony involving moral turpitude.”
SCOTUS to Decide if Family Can Sue Border Agent Who Killed Teen
Hernández v. Mesa asks if the border officer who killed Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.
Pentagon to Build Tent Cities Near Border for 7,500 Migrants
Military personnel will handle construction, but the facilities will still be managed by the Department of Homeland Security.
Second Chance Pell Experiment Expands Education Behind Bars
The program provides need-based grants to people incarcerated in state and federal prisons so that they can take college courses.
NAACP Opposes Federal Judicial Nominee, Senate Confirms Her Anyway
The Senate confirmed U.S District Court contender Wendy Vitter’s nomination, despite what the NAACP calls her “offensive” refusal to embrace the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
Are Federal Officials Criminalizing Pregnant Migrants?
Immigrant advocates say the United States Marshals Service is committing “atrocities” against these vulnerable asylum-seekers.
Arizona Student Detained by Border Control Released, Future Remains Uncertain
The high school senior was held in ICE detention for nearly a week following a routine traffic stop.
Arizona Students Protest After Classmate Detained by Border Patrol
Shortly after writing the teenager a ticket, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department turned him over to United States Customs and Border Protection.
Sandra Bland's Family Wants Case Reopened After New Arrest Video Surfaces
Bland’s personal cellphone footage of the violent encounter was uncovered by a local Dallas news station.
New Report Shows Historic Turnout Despite Voter Suppression in 2018 Midterms
More than 122 million people cast a ballot, according to findings from Pew Research Center.