Shani Saxon

Small child in stroller looks at camera as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 19, 2018.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban

The ruling comes after President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to refuse asylum earlier this month.

Brown hands reach through a white fence and grab the bars. These immigrants wait to eat at a temporary migrant shelter set up near the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico on November 18, 2018.

Democrats Create Immigration Plan in Response to Trump

Party leaders must decide how progressive they want to be.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, wearing a red sweater and gold necklace, leads a "March To The Polls" In Atlanta on October 28, 2018.

Midterms Update: Georgia's Abrams Ends Her Bid for Governor. Florida Is Still in Play

While Abrams acknowledged that there were no legal means to surmount what she calls irregularities, she refused to concede to her opponent.  

Ronald D. Vitiello, nominee to be assistant Homeland Security secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testifies at a hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on November 15, 2018.

Acting Head of ICE Denies Family Separation Policy

Ronald Vitiello, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also refused to rule out the possibility that it could happen again.

Photo of man holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride  in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico on November 1, 2018.

LGBTQ Group That Split From the Migrant Caravan Has Arrived at the U.S. Border

As members of a persecuted class, most plan to seek asylum in the United States as early as this week. In a press conference they claimed to have faced discrimination within the caravan.

People standing in Mexico reach through and hug the wall at the conclusion of the Hugs Not Walls event on the U.S.-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on October 13, 2018.

Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation to Limit Asylum Claims

The president says asylum seekers must arrive via official ports of entry and ”have merit” to be accepted into the United States.

Close-up of Motel 6 discount hotel chain logo.

Motel 6 to Pay $7.6 Million for Helping ICE Target Guests With 'Latino-Sounding Names'

The discount hotel chain released a statement saying it “accepts full responsibility for compensating those who were harmed.”

Baby in stroller waits as midterm election voters cast their ballots at Atlanta, Georgia's Grady High School polling station on November 6, 2018.

Voter Suppression: Did it Work?

Republicans attempted to silence voters of color in midterm races across the country.

An old, abandoned state penitentiary cellblock bathed in sunlight.

New Report Shows Prison Can Block Access to Education for Life

Data sheds light on the educational mobility of formerly incarcerated people.

The Baby Trump Balloon rises after being inflated in Battery Park as part of an 'Impeachment Parade' protest in New York City on October 28, 2018.

Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship, Experts Respond

But can the president legally change a constitutional amendment via an executive order?

A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Immigrants Seeking American Citizenship Face Extreme Delays

More than 700,000 permanent residents are waiting for their applications to be processed.

Image of empty row of jail cells, with dim lights glowing in each cell.

MacArthur Foundation Commits $148 Million to Criminal Justice Reform

The organization’s Safety and Justice Challenge now includes a network of 52 cities and counties creating innovative solutions to reduce over-incarceration.

Members of the migrant caravan carry flags from Honduras (L) and Nicaragua (R), while crossing the Guatemalan border into Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on October 21, 2018.

Central-American Asylum Seekers Respond to Trump's Lies

Some people traveling with the caravan remain hopeful that the United States will offer them assistance.

Large group of Honduran migrants prepare to sleep at an overnight immigrant shelter on October 15, 2018 in Esquipulas, Guatemala.

Pompeo Accuses Migrant Caravan of Inciting Violence

The U.S. Secretary of State did not provide any evidence for his claims against the group. 

Barbed wire surrounding a prison during sunset.

Amendment 4 Could Restore Voting Rights for Millions of Formerly Incarcerated People in Florida

People with felony convictions in the Sunshine State face some of the harshest voting laws in the nation.

Large group of Hondurans march north as part of mass migration march. Young man wearing red shirt holds a small child and is surrounded by women and men as hey walk on a Central American road.

Mass Migration March Continues As Roughly 3,000 Hondurans Head for U.S. Border

March of the Migrant grows in strength despite warnings from the Trump administration that the group won’t be allowed in the country.

Image of bronze plaque against a blue sky with a blurred person in a patterned top and dark capris in the background; it reads "Boundary of the United States of America."

Republicans Attack 'Dangerous' Immigrants As Midterms Approach

A new report finds that Republican politicians are relying on fear tactics and lies to rally voters in the most competitive midterm races.

Book cover with blue, starry sky and silhouette of a Black girl's head with a pastoral image superimposed on her dress

Author Q&A: How Hard History and Healthy Friendships Will Save Us All

In “Zora and Me: Cursed Ground,” author T.R. Simon holds a mirror up to young Black people so that they can bear witness to their own courage, strength and magic.