Several U.S. Counties Refuse to Enforce Gun Control Laws
Defiant sheriffs in at least four states have declared their jurisdictions “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”
Immigrant Rights Groups Urge DHS to Release Infants Detained in Texas
At least nine babies are being held in an ICE detention facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
Thousands of Migrants Stalled at Texas Border, Pentagon Sends 250 Troops
Many asylum-seekers are considering moving to another official port of entry.
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.”
Asylum Seekers Face Danger in Mexico as U.S. Begins Deportations
Many will be sent to “murderous and cartel-wracked” border cities, reports Reuters.
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.
Hundreds of Guatemalan Migrants Arrested at Arizona Border
Of the 242 people taken into custody, 130 of them were children.
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.
U.S. to Send Some Asylum-Seekers to Mexico
It’s reportedly the first step in the Trump administration’s new border policy.
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.
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.”
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.