Shani Saxon

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Lawsuits Nationwide Seek to Block Trump Policy That Denies Citizenship to Low-Income Earning Immigrants

The updated public charge rule, scheduled to take effect next week, would privilege wealthy immigrants over those who need financial assistance.

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Activists Urge Lawmakers to End Amazon Ring Partnerships With Police

More than 30 organizations published a joint letter that details how the app threatens civil liberties and puts people of color at disproportionate risk.

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ACLU Fights to Secure Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated in Florida

The civil rights group seeks to remove wealth-based hurdles to voting.

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U.S. to Forcibly Collect DNA From Detained Immigrants for FBI Database

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities and at legal ports of entry will be affected, including children. Advocates fear this type of mass collection will unduly criminalize an already vulnerable group.

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Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation's Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes

The activists say that Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. is the most important civil rights case that the SCOTUS will hear this term.

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Expansion of Fast-Track Deportations

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says the president violated federal law with the policy change.

A little girl wearing a purple shirt is held in her mother's arms as the woman speaks to a Border Patrol agent.

Mothers Separated From Children at Border Sue Trump Administration

Five women seek “compensatory damages from the government” for inflicting trauma on their families.

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DHS Ends 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy

Migrant families apprehended at the border will no longer be released into the United States while they wait for their immigration cases to be processed.

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Study Links High-Suspension Schools With Incarceration Later in Life

A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to the body of research surrounding the school to prison pipeline and its impact on students of color.

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Immigration Court Backlog Now Exceeds 1 Million Cases

“Until we fix the design defect of having a court in a law enforcement agency, we will not be able to address the backlog in a fair and effective manner.”

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Chaos Surrounds Migrant Tent Court Hearings in Texas

Immigration attorney Lisa Koop: “It doesn’t feel like a court, it doesn’t act like a court, it doesn’t look like a court.”

A man with dark hair sits in a chair holding his young daughter across his lap inside of her hospital room.

Spike in Uninsured May be Linked to Trump Immigration Policies

The number of uninsured people in America has increased for the first time in nearly a decade.

Large group of people stand with backpacks on their backs as they wait for their chance to claim asylum in the United States.

In Tijuana, A Volunteer-Managed List Determines Which U.S.-Bound Migrants Can Apply for Asylum

Migrant rights lawyer Soraya Vazquez: “People decide where they want to apply for asylum and should be able to ask for that right immediately. This prerequisite to join this list doesn’t exist in any law, and that’s why it’s illegal.”

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LIVESTREAM: House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on Voter Suppression

The committee is holding a hearing on “Evidence of Current and Ongoing Voting Discrimination.” Watch it here.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Delay Asylum Seekers From Obtaining Work Permits

The proposed legislation would do away with the current 30-day processing deadline, allowing immigration officials to take as long as they want to consider applications.

A group of Black women and men hold signs protesting the death of death of Walter Scott, who was killed by police in a shooting, outside City Hall in North Charleston, South Carolina, on April 8, 2015.

117 Civil Rights Advocacy Groups Commit to Justice Platform for 2020 Election

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Civil Rights Corps and 115 other groups propose a unified plan for “transforming our criminal-legal system into one that respects the humanity, dignity and rights of all people.”

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Harvard Students Push for University to Divest From Prisons

The young activists say their school should not invest in companies that profit from mass incarceration.

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Trump Administration Reverses Plan to End Deportation Protections for Sick Migrants

Immigrants of undocumented status who are seeking life-saving treatment in the United States will still have the opportunity to defer deportation.

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Homeland Security Takes Millions From FEMA to Fund Border Programs

Just in time for hurricane season, the Department of Homeland Security commandeers $271 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard to cover costs associated with detaining immigrants.

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Trump Admin Threatens Migrants Seeking Life-Saving Medical Care With Deportation

Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.): “This is a new low. Donald Trump is literally deporting kids with cancer.”