06 Sep 2017

Where Was President Obama’s ‘Decency’ When He Was Deporting DREAMers?

After an official announcement from President Donald Trump’s administration regarding plans to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, in place since 2012, former President Barack Obama released a statement that stands firmly in the middle, an art the Democratic Party has mastered. It had the same

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Photo from District Court website.
25 Jul 2017

Saving 1,400 Iraqi Nationals From ‘Grisly Fate,’ Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Deportations

A federal court in Detroit temporarily blocked the deportation of over 1,400 Iraqi nationals, who say they face a “grisly fate” if they are deported back to Iraq.

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Photo by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
20 Jun 2017

ICE Raids Against Iraqi Catholics Present Existential Problem For Refugees

To the sound of chilling screams, dozens of Chaldeans and other Iraqis were detained by immigration agents on June 11 in Michigan.

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Tom Cat Bakery truck. Photo by traveleden on Flickr.
11 May 2017

New York Bakery Workers Resist Management’s Collusion With DHS Immigrant Crackdown

Tom Cat Bakery workers in New York resist management’s collusion with immigration officials from the Department of Homeland Security

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McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility. Photo from McHenry County IL website.
01 May 2017

Family Of Man Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injury Sues ICE After Violent Raid

The family of a Chicago resident with a traumatic brain injury and paralysis has sued ICE and the city of Chicago after he was detained on March 27.

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Photo by Bread For The World (breadfortheworld) on Flickr
02 Mar 2017

Immigrant Solidarity Requires Valuing Life Above Labor

The way forward isn’t campaigns drawing on cases of immigrants serving the needs of Americans, but a strategy that demands we recognize people as they come.

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Photo by Justin Valas on Flickr.
22 Feb 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 9: The Surveillance State Trump Inherited Feat. Ken Lipp

On this episode of Around The Empire, journalist Kenneth Lipp discusses the sprawling national security and incarceration state President Trump inherited.

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(DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)
09 Feb 2017

Trump Still A Big Loser: 9th Circuit Asserts Authority To Review Muslim Ban, Won’t Reinstate It

The court found Americans have interest in free flow of travel, freedom from discrimination, and no proof ban is necessary to protect national security.

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Chicago Police. Photo by John W. Iwanski (usachicago) on Flickr.
09 Feb 2017

Trump Executive Order Sets Agenda For Police To Further Criminalize Protesters

Executive orders signed by President Donald Trump set in motion an agenda for escalating the criminalization of citizens, who engage in protest.

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Photo by Geoff Livingston (geoliv) on Flickr.
03 Feb 2017

One Week After Trump Signed Muslim Ban, Multiple Restraining Orders Are In Effect

One week after President Trump banned refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, multiple federal courts have issued restraining orders.

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