Shani Saxon

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Landmark Case Set to Expose Racial Bias In Capital Punishment

“They feared that breaking the link between the death penalty and race would remove too many people from death row. They decided they were willing to accept racial bias to keep the death penalty.”

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Trump Admin Seeks to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

The federal government wants to end the Flores Settlement Agreement, which requires migrant children to be released from detention after 20 days. 

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California Passes One of Nation's Strictest Deadly Force Guidelines

The legislation says law enforcement officers can only use deadly force “when necessary to defend against an immediate, deadly threat to themselves or others.”

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Advocates Sue Trump Administration Over Rule Targeting Immigrants of Color

“This rule change is a direct attack on communities of color and their families, and furthers this administration’s desire to make this country work primarily for the wealthy and White.”

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D.C. Officials Oppose Plan to Shelter Migrant Children in Nation's Capital

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser: “Washington, D.C. will not be complicit in the inhumane practice of detaining migrant children in warehouses.”

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How Can Rethinking Policing Reverse the Mass Incarceration Epidemic?

A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice breaks down how a single negative interaction with a police officer can alter a life forever—and how a shift in how the nation approaches justice can prevent the criminalization of people of color.

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Trump Administration Policy Change Privileges Wealthy Immigrants

“With one regulation, they are attempting to scratch two itches: one is penalizing immigrants for using public benefits that they are legally entitled to, and the other is cutting legal immigration in half.”

Woman with dark hair holds protest sign against ICE that reads, "ICE: Inhuman, callous, evil."

Experts Concerned About Children Following Mississippi ICE Raid

“The trauma these students are enduring is inconceivable. The effect the raids will have on their long-term mental and emotional health is profound.”

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It's Still Dangerous to Drive While Black in Ferguson

Black drivers in Missouri continue to be stopped by police at a much higher rate than White drivers.

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Trump Links Call for Background Checks With Immigration Reform in Wake of Mass Shootings

The president took to Twitter to suggest “marrying” the two unrelated and politically divisive issues.

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ACLU: The U.S. Government Has Taken 911 More Kids From Their Asylum-Seeking Families

The American Civil Liberties Union argued in court that in the year since Trump officially ended his “zero tolerance” immigration policy, 911 additional children have been separated from their parents or guardians.

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Guatemala and U.S. Could Unleash Political Crisis With New Deal to Restrict Asylum

The “safe third country” agreement could threaten the lives of thousands of Central Americans. 

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Report Says State Supreme Court Justices Are Overwhelmingly White, Male

State courts wield a lot of power; the justices “hear 95 percent of all cases filed in the United States.”

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Homeland Security Expands Fast-Track Deportation Policy

The Trump administration can now deport migrants of undocumented status without giving them an opportunity to appear in court.

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Advocacy Groups, Unions Urge Hotels to Stop Helping ICE Detain Migrants

The Trump administration announced plans to use hotels to house immigrants arrested in raids.

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Private Prisons Ask ICE to Pay Multi-Million Dollar Human Trafficking Lawsuit Costs

Private immigration detention center operator GEO Group faces lawsuits alleging human rights violations.

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Immigrant Rights Advocates Call Trump's New Asylum Restrictions 'Most Egregious' to Date

Representative Bennie Thompson called the new government regulation “xenophobic and racist.”

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Families Fear for Future as ICE Conducts Raids

President Donald Trump warned of upcoming mass deportations of “millions” of immigrants of undocumented status.

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STUDY: Student Loan Debt Keeps Black and Latinx Aspiring Teachers Out of Classrooms

Meanwhile, research shows that Black students thrive in tangible ways when they have at least one teacher who looks like them.

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Migrant Children Accuse Arizona Border Agents of Sexual Assault and Retaliation

Young people in a facility in Yuma, Arizona, say they were punished for speaking out against inhumane conditions.