Shani Saxon

A group of students wearing orange t-shirts and carrying signs that read, "stop gun violence" rally in front of the White House before marching to the U.S. Capitol in protest of the National Rifle Association in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

Several U.S. Counties Refuse to Enforce Gun Control Laws

Defiant sheriffs in at least four states have declared their jurisdictions “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”

A small girl wearing a yellow shirt stands in front of a woman wearing a red shirt and holding a sign that says families belong together. They are protesting the Trump administrations family detention and separation policies for migrants along the souther

Immigrant Rights Groups Urge DHS to Release Infants Detained in Texas

At least nine babies are being held in an ICE detention facility.

A young, Black student with curly hair and black jacket holds up her hands with skyline in background

House Passes Two Major Gun Control Laws for First Time in Almost 25 Years

One measure calls for background checks for all gun purchasers; the other gives officials more time to complete those background checks.

A small boy wearing a red hooded sweatshirt pushes a small girl wearing pink as she sits in her stroller. Both are playing in the El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on January 15, 2019.

Thousands of Migrant Children Allege Sexual Assault While in Gov't Custody

There have been over 4,500 claims of abuse of unaccompanied minors while in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.

A small child wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt pushes a purple stroller over a yellow street curb outside a closed temporary migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018.

ACLU Wants Government to Account for All Migrant Children Separated From Families

Lawyers also asked a United States district court judge to reunite all separated minors with their parents.

A Mexican lighthouse shines above the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, CA, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico on November 16, 2018.

Immigrant Advocacy Groups Seek Restraining Order to Block Trump Asylum Policy

They hope to prevent government officials from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases can be heard in the United States.

Teachers in Denver, Colorado are dressed in winter gear as they strike and hold large white signs in front of the Colorado State Capitol on February 11, 2019.

Immigrant Teachers in Denver Threatened With Deportation For Striking

Denver Classroom Teachers Association president Henry Roman: “This is just a scare tactic to intimidate our immigrant educators.”

Close-up of several black guns displayed at a gun show in Naples, Florida on November 24, 2018.

Congress Advances Significant Gun Control Legislation

The House Committee on the Judiciary just passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in the United States.

A closeup of a prisoner's hand as she dials numbers on a blue, public pay phone inside of a prison.

Report Uncovers High Cost of Phone Calls at Local Jails Across U.S.

Prison Policy Initiative’s “State of Phone Justice” exposes lucrative phone contracts that prey on pretrial detainees.

A lone U.S. army soldier patrols the area behind barbed wire near the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna, Texas on November 5,2018.

California Pulls Hundreds of National Guard Troops From Southern Border

Governor Gavin Newsom says the state won’t be part of the president’s “manufactured crisis.”

Central American fathers and their children cuddle and lean against a fence as they wait to be taken into custody after crossing into El Paso, Texas from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Thousands of Migrants Stalled at Texas Border, Pentagon Sends 250 Troops

Many asylum-seekers are considering moving to another official port of entry.

Screenshot of photo of murdered 21-year-old Alabama man Emantic Bradford Jr, who wears his military uniform.

Protests Erupt After the Alabama Cop Who Fatally Shot Emantic Bradford Jr. Isn't Charged

The State Attorney General says the shooting of Emantic ‘E.J.’ Bradford Jr. was “justified.”

A group of Central American families, including men, women and children, are bundled up in colorful, warm clothing as they walk along the border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico on February 01, 2019.

Asylum Seekers Face Danger in Mexico as U.S. Begins Deportations

Many will be sent to “murderous and cartel-wracked” border cities, reports Reuters. 

Close-up of white police officer's arm and waistline, with gun in holster showing.

New Tool Maps Arrests Nationwide With Eye to Reform

Vera Institute of Justice’s new Arrest Trends interactive database underscores racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

A 7-year-old girl with long, brown hair leans on her father as he sits in a blue chair at the Catholic Charities-run Humanitarian Respite Center after being released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on November 1, 2018.

Hundreds of Guatemalan Migrants Arrested at Arizona Border

Of the 242 people taken into custody, 130 of them were children.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers check the IDs of pedestrians crossing into the United States after reopening the San Ysidro port of entry.

Mexican Government Will Accept U.S. Asylum-Seekers

Mexican officials insist that their acceptance of the Trump administration’s new migrant policy does not mean they agree with it.

 Central American migrants in Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Mexico wait to ride on a truck while on their way to the United States  on January 22, 2019.

U.S. to Send Some Asylum-Seekers to Mexico

It’s reportedly the first step in the Trump administration’s new border policy.

A Honduran father holds his son as they wait in line to cross the Guatemala-Mexico border and register at an immigration facility in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on January 19, 2019.

Lawsuits Say Migrant Children Being Used to 'Catch' Other Immigrants

At least four federal lawsuits have been filed against the Trump administration alleging a corrupt alliance between the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sergio Medrano, (R) and another volunteer from the Mexican relief organization Agua Para Vida talk with a worker from the government funded migrant relief organization Grupo Beta while out checking watering stations placed in the desert to aid migrants.

Women Convicted for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants

The No More Deaths volunteers face up to six months in prison after a federal judge found them guilty of “abandonment of property.”

Honduran migrant Jenny Cantarero holds her son Saul, 3, where they are living outside a closed temporary migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018 .

Gov't Says Thousands More Migrant Children Were Separated From Families Than Reported

The Trump administration began its family separation policy earlier than what was originally reported.