Shani Saxon

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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.

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Are Federal Officials Criminalizing Pregnant Migrants?

Immigrant advocates say the United States Marshals Service is committing “atrocities” against these vulnerable asylum-seekers.

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Arizona Student Detained by Border Control Released, Future Remains Uncertain

The high school senior was held in ICE detention for nearly a week following a routine traffic stop.

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Arizona Students Protest After Classmate Detained by Border Patrol

Shortly after writing the teenager a ticket, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department turned him over to United States Customs and Border Protection.

Sandra Bland's Family Wants Case Reopened After New Arrest Video Surfaces

Bland’s personal cellphone footage of the violent encounter was uncovered by a local Dallas news station.

Baby in stroller waits as midterm election voters cast their ballots at Atlanta, Georgia's Grady High School polling station on November 6, 2018.

New Report Shows Historic Turnout Despite Voter Suppression in 2018 Midterms

More than 122 million people cast a ballot, according to findings from Pew Research Center.

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.

Homeland Security to Start DNA Testing at the Border

The pilot program is slated to begin next week.

A group of migrant women and children walk past a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Asylum Seekers Face Tough New Restraints

The government could soon charge a fee and limit the number of work permits.

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Advocacy Groups Call Out Discriminatory Practices in Federal Employment

The ACLU and the Leadership Conference Education Fund urge the Office of Personnel Management to remove job application questions that they say would negatively impact people with arrest records.