Shani Saxon

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.

Mexico Sends 15,000 Central American Migrants Home

The increase in deportations is attributed to President Donald Trump’s threat to close the United States-Mexico border.

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Study Q&A: Report Examines Dangerous Effects of Pretrial Detention

Colorlines talked to the authors—who hail from Vera Institute of Justice and MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge—about the report’s findings.

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.

DHS Panel Recommends 'Emergency Actions' to Address Migrant Families at Border

Panel of the Homeland Security Advisory Council: “Thousands of migrant children are in danger.”

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Marijuana Doc 'Grass Is Greener' Highlights War on Black and Latinx Communities

Fab 5 Freddy’s directorial debut explores the history of weed in the United States, including its criminalization and impact on music.

A is man wearing a striped shirt as he carries a child from and they descend a hill, just before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border fence and turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol, on December 16, 2018.

House Rep Says There's No Legal Way to Send Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson shoots down the Trump administration’s proposal.

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House Democrats Prepare Bill to Counter Restrictive Immigration Policies

The measure is expected to increase federal resources to meet the needs of refugees.

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Q&A: How These Oregon Leaders Are Empowering Black Women in the Criminal Justice System

Colorlines talks to Abbey Stamp and O’Nesha Cochran, two women at the forefront of revolutionary change in their community.

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.

Court Blocks Government's 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy

Judy Rabinovitz of the ACLU: “Try as it may, the Trump administration cannot simply ignore our laws in order to accomplish its goal of preventing people from seeking asylum in the United States.”

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The Marshall Project Launches Print Publication for People Living Behind Bars

News Inside is distributed at prisons and jails.

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.

Officials Move Migrants From Underpass... To Parking Lot Tents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it was relocating migrants “to a location with more space and more shelter capability.”

Migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador stand in a prayer circle underneath the Paso Del Norte Bridge as an immigration official in a green uniform watches over them.

Migrants Moved From Holding Area Beneath an El Paso Bridge Following Backlash

Central American immigrants were forced to sleep on the ground behind barbed wire for days.

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New Report Highlights Need, Strategies for Juvenile Justice Reform

The Urban Institute and the Youth First Initiative want to help America move away from youth incarceration in favor of community-based solutions.

Photo of person holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico, on November 1, 2018.

Allegations of Harassment and Abuse of Gay and Transgender Migrants in Immigrant Detention

Those who spoke out were allegedly threatened with solitary confinement.

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.

New Asylum Policy Causes Chaos and Confusion in Courtrooms

ICE attorneys reportedly can’t answer basic questions about the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.”

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ICYMI: SCOTUS Says ICE Can Detain Immigrants Based on Prior Convictions

A new ruling says that people can be arrested and held indefinitely based on past minor convictions, even if they hold a green card and served their time.

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Florida House Advances Bill That Would Limit Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated

Will formerly incarcerated Florida residents be forced to pay fees before their voting rights are restored?

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New Report Offers Big Picture Look at Mass Incarceration

The Prison Policy Initiative shines a light on racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Black man stands next to a red car and in front of police officer as he takes a sobriety test at night.

New Report Analyzes Racial Bias in Police Traffic Stops

The Stanford Policing Project determined Black and Latinx drivers are pulled over more frequently than White drivers, even with less evidence of wrongdoing.

Close-up of two pregnant, Black prison inmates as they stand behind bars with the orange  uniforms raised to show their pregnancies.

States Consider Ban on Shackling Incarcerated People During Childbirth

The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that roughly 12,000 pregnant women are jailed in the United States each year.

A woman wearing ripped jeans and sneakers holds a green sign that reads, "Free the Children" while  protesting against the separation of children from their parents in front of the El Paso Processing Center, an immigration detention facility, at the Mexic

ICYMI: Judge Orders Feds to Account for Additional Migrant Families Separated at Border

The court ruling expands the terms of a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last year.