Shani Saxon

A group of men, women and small children stand outside as one smiling mother holding her son on her hip accepts water bottles from a man.

ICE Deported Thousands of People—Including Children—In 2019

The agency’s year-end reports shows the Trump administration’s war on immigrants is still taking a huge toll on families and unaccompanied minors.

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Judge Blocks Trump's $3.6 Billion Transfer of Military Funds for Border Wall

The ruling throws a wrench into the president’s plan to finish 450 miles of new wall at the Mexican border by the end of 2020.

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ACLU Blasts Supreme Court for Upholding Kentucky's Abortion Ultrasound Law

The law requires a pregnant person to hear the fetus’ heartbeat before they can get an abortion, even if it’s against their will.

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Trayvon Martin's Family Responds to George Zimmerman's $100 Million Lawsuit

Zimmerman was acquitted of killing the teenager in 2012. Now, he is accusing Martin’s parents and others of defamation.

A black man wearing a blue jersey is violently handcuffed and arrested by two white police officers.

Attorney General Says 'Communities' That Don't 'Respect' Cops Could Lose Access to Law Enforcement

William Barr, while speaking to an audience filled with police officers, also said cops deserve to be cheered in the streets.

Randy Gardner is removed by police while wearing his executed brother's prison jumpsuit during an anti death penalty protest at the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on January 17, 2017.

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Allow Federal Executions After 16-Year Break

The DOJ made the request hours after an appeals court denied the agency’s attempt to schedule four executions.

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Immigrant Insurance Rule

The government won’t be allowed to deny certain visas to people attempting to enter the United States without proof of insurance coverage.

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Three Black Men Exonerated After Spending 36 Years in Prison

Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were exonerated in the murder of a 14-year-old Baltimore boy named DeWitt Duckett.

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Advocates Convince Prosecutors to Visit Prisons Nationwide

Fair and Just Prosecution urges those at the “front door” of the justice system to witness the decay and overcrowding plaguing the nation’s correctional facilities.

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New Report Exposes Dangers of Costly Criminal Justice Fees

These fines, which disproportionally impact communities of color, burden people with massive debt that affects their ability to successfully reenter society.

Three doctors wearing white doctor coats, stand together and hold protest signs. One reads "stop racist legislation."

Doctors Offer Flu Shots to Detained Migrants, Feds Say No

Medical professionals warn the Trump administration that a “devastating” epidemic could be on the horizon.

Children are gathered around a large black and white sign that reads, "I Am a Child."

U.S. Has World's Highest Child Incarceration Rates

Human rights attorney presents study to United Nations about United States’ “inhumane treatment” of young people.

Ayanna Pressley. Black woman in a green, blue and tan striped dress as she stands behind a podium and gives a speech.

Ayanna Pressley Seeks to Remake Criminal Justice System

The Representative from Massachusetts introduces legislation that calls for a “decarceration-focused” system that is “smaller, safer, less punitive and more humane.”

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FBI Report Shows Fewer Hate Crimes, But More Hate-Driven Violence

The report uncovered an increase in hate-related homicides and assaults against individuals.

Protester in front of the U.S. Supreme Court holds a sign that reads, "Defend DACA."

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Fate of DACA

The Trump administration wants to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects roughly 700,000 young people from deportation. Will SCOTUS let it?

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Tucson Voters Say 'No' to Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City

Proposition 205 also sought to add restrictions around police questioning residents about their immigration status.

A small boy holds a dinosaur and stands next to his father, who wears a gray jacket. They are standing in a crowded bus station in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson to Vote on Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City

If Prop 205 passes, new restrictions would be implemented around police questioning residents on immigration status.

Small children and their mothers stand in front of an officer who has a gun in his holster

Judge Blocks Rule Requiring Immigrants to Have Health Insurance to Secure Visas

“The ban would separate families and cut two-thirds of green-card-based immigration.”

Young Latinx girl with dark hair and a pink bow in her hairs hold both hands of the woman next to her.

Feds Give Salvadorans More Time to Exit United States

Ken Cuccinelli of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: “Work permits for Salvadorans will be extended for one year past resolution of litigation for an orderly wind down period.”

Patricia Okoumou. Black woman wearing a green dress that reads, "I really care, why won't u?"

Federal Gov't Took 1,556 More Migrant Children From Parents Than Previously Reported

This reportedly brings the total number of family separations since 2017 close to 5,500.