Shani Saxon

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DHS Hits Undocumented Immigrants with Fines of Up to $500,000

The Trump administration is seeking to charge those who did not leave the United States after being ordered to do so.

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WATCH: Girl Describes Conditions Inside Immigrant Detention Center

The 12-year-old says she and her 6-year-old sister were detained in deplorable conditions for nearly two weeks.

A red, white and blue sign welcomes people to the U.S. from Mexico in Brownsville, Texas, on June 25, 2018.

Judge Forces Detention Centers to Open Doors to Doctors

Health experts are expected to ensure that migrant children are living in “safe and sanitary” conditions.

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Border Patrol Refuses Donations for Children in Custody

Critics say the government is letting unfair rules get in the way of doing what’s right.

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Here's What You Can Do Right Now to Support Detained Immigrant Children

Take these steps on behalf of the migrant children being mistreated at the southern border.

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Advocacy Groups On the Importance of Celebrating Juneteenth

“The relative obscurity of Juneteenth in our national dialogue serves as a reminder that White supremacy is still entrenched in how Americans understand our history—and its impact on the present.”

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Students Who Speak Indigenous Languages Disadvantaged in Schools

Migrant children are often pushed into special education classrooms due to a lack of translators and a weak infrastructure.

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READ: Asylum-Seeker Sues Gov't for Family Separation, Clears Path for Justice

Suny Rodríguez was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accused immigration officials of “extreme and outrageous” mistreatment of detainees.

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Immigrant Advocacy Group Says Tech Industry Enables Trump Administration

RAICES CEO Jonathan Ryan: “The tech industry deserves a lot of blame for what is happening at our borders.”

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Q&A: Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Dad Who Created an App to Connect Families

Colorlines talks to Antoine Patton about Photo Patch, the app he created with his daughter after teaching himself to code behind bars.

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Doctors Say Migrants in Need of Medical Care Are Treated Poorly

Recently apprehended asylum-seekers who are only in custody because of their immigration status are reportedly victimized via extreme security measures.

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New Report Says Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Are Afraid to Ask for Help

The findings highlight how the nation’s current immigration policies exploit and harm immigrant victims.

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House Passes Bill to Provide Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

If signed into law, the American Dream and Promise Act would offer a path to citizenship for more than 2 million “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States as children.

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Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies After Pleading for Medical Attention

Johana Medina Leon had chest pain while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then she died.

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Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Black Homicide?

A new study ranks states according to the number of Black teens and adults killed.

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How An Antiquated Reading of the Law Prevents the Formerly Incarcerated From Voting in Georgia

State officials maintain a strict interpretation of the law, which prevents voting by anyone convicted of a “felony involving moral turpitude.”

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SCOTUS to Decide if Family Can Sue Border Agent Who Killed Teen

Hernández v. Mesa asks if the border officer who killed Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.

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Pentagon to Build Tent Cities Near Border for 7,500 Migrants

Military personnel will handle construction, but the facilities will still be managed by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Second Chance Pell Experiment Expands Education Behind Bars

The program provides need-based grants to people incarcerated in state and federal prisons so that they can take college courses.

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NAACP Opposes Federal Judicial Nominee, Senate Confirms Her Anyway

The Senate confirmed U.S District Court contender Wendy Vitter’s nomination, despite what the NAACP calls her  “offensive” refusal to embrace the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.