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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
FBI Report Shows Fewer Hate Crimes, But More Hate-Driven Violence
The report uncovered an increase in hate-related homicides and assaults against individuals.
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.