Congress Advances Significant Gun Control Legislation
The House Committee on the Judiciary just passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in the United States.
Report Uncovers High Cost of Phone Calls at Local Jails Across U.S.
Prison Policy Initiative’s “State of Phone Justice” exposes lucrative phone contracts that prey on pretrial detainees.
California Pulls Hundreds of National Guard Troops From Southern Border
Governor Gavin Newsom says the state won’t be part of the president’s “manufactured crisis.”
Thousands of Migrants Stalled at Texas Border, Pentagon Sends 250 Troops
Many asylum-seekers are considering moving to another official port of entry.
Protests Erupt After the Alabama Cop Who Fatally Shot Emantic Bradford Jr. Isn't Charged
The State Attorney General says the shooting of Emantic ‘E.J.’ Bradford Jr. was “justified.”
Asylum Seekers Face Danger in Mexico as U.S. Begins Deportations
Many will be sent to “murderous and cartel-wracked” border cities, reports Reuters.
New Tool Maps Arrests Nationwide With Eye to Reform
Vera Institute of Justice’s new Arrest Trends interactive database underscores racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Hundreds of Guatemalan Migrants Arrested at Arizona Border
Of the 242 people taken into custody, 130 of them were children.
Mexican Government Will Accept U.S. Asylum-Seekers
Mexican officials insist that their acceptance of the Trump administration’s new migrant policy does not mean they agree with it.
U.S. to Send Some Asylum-Seekers to Mexico
It’s reportedly the first step in the Trump administration’s new border policy.
Lawsuits Say Migrant Children Being Used to 'Catch' Other Immigrants
At least four federal lawsuits have been filed against the Trump administration alleging a corrupt alliance between the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Women Convicted for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants
The No More Deaths volunteers face up to six months in prison after a federal judge found them guilty of “abandonment of property.”
Gov't Says Thousands More Migrant Children Were Separated From Families Than Reported
The Trump administration began its family separation policy earlier than what was originally reported.
STUDY: Why the Ban on Pell Grants for Incarcerated People Should Be Lifted
Postsecondary education greatly increases employment opportunities and wages for the formerly incarcerated.
Charities Step Up as Government Fails to Help Released Migrants
But how long can they continue to help without buckling under the financial pressure?
Shutdown Leaves Asylum-Seekers in Limbo
People seeking asylum in the United States could find themselves waiting years to have their cases heard.
Just 12 Non-U.S. Citizens on Terror Watchlist Apprehended at Southern Border
As the Trump administration struggles to justify the need for a border wall, Vice President Mike Pence makes misleading claims about the number of “known or suspected terrorists” trying to enter the United States.
Trial Begins to Halt Trump's Termination of TPS for Haitians
As more than 50,000 Haitians face possible deportation, plaintiffs and immigration advocates gather outside the federal courthouse where their fates will be decided.
Judge Temporarily Blocks ICE Agents From Arresting Cambodian Refugees
Many of those targeted fled the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror as children, but are now facing deportation orders.
Young Immigrants Escaping Abuse Face Green Card Denials From U.S. Government
Applicants must file paperwork before they turn 21, but the Trump administration is rejecting applications for some who have celebrated their 18th birthdays.