31 Jul 2018

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Quit Drugging Immigrant Children Without Parental Consent

A federal judge ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to stop administering multiple psychotropics to children held in immigrant detention without their parents’ consent. The government was also ordered the release of immigrant children from the Shiloh Treatment Center in Manvel, Texas, unless a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist has determined they

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15 Jun 2018

Separation Of Immigrant Families Was Part Of Deportation Under Obama—Now Trump Is Expanding The Practice

Family separation and child detention are a basic feature of American deportation proceedings, even if the government isn’t pounding its chest about it.

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13 Jun 2018

Though Trump May Seem More Callous, Obama Had Higher Rate Of Deportation

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein about a bill she introduced, which would prohibit the federal government from separating immigrant children from their families during arrests at ports of entry or within 100 miles of the border of the United States. As he asked his question, Tapper brought

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Dairy farm in Vermont. Photo by catchesthelight on Flickr.
24 Apr 2018

Border Patrol Arrests, Targeting Of Immigrant Activists Rises Dramatically In Vermont

Migrant Justice accuses Border Patrol of using racial profiling to target Vermont’s immigrant dairy farm laborers and vocal community organizers.

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22 Mar 2018

Greyhound Urged To Not Permit Border Patrol Agents To Conduct Indiscriminate Raids Against Passengers

Greyhound allows Customs and Border Patrol agents to board their buses to conduct indiscriminate “immigration checks.” In response, several American Civil Liberties Union chapters urged the company to not permit agents to conduct these checks that “violate the rights of passengers.” A letter [PDF], which several ACLU chapters signed, describes

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Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
15 Feb 2018

Appeals Court: Trump’s Anti-Muslim Comments Continue To Taint Travel Ban

Yet another federal appeals court, the Fourth Circuit, ruled against President Donald Trump’s travel ban against Muslims.

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12 Feb 2018

Frontline’s ‘Gang Crackdown’: How Trump Uses MS-13 To Justify Unlawful Detention Of Undocumented Teens

‘The Gang Crackdown’ shows how the Trump administration uses MS-13 to justify the widespread criminalization of innocent and nonviolent immigrants.

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Ravi Ragbir (center) faces deportation by ICE for his activism (Photo from New Sanctuary Coalition's Facebook)
09 Feb 2018

First Amendment Lawsuit: ICE Targets Immigrant Rights Groups And Activists For Political Speech

Immigrant rights groups file a first amendment lawsuit against ICE over targeting immigrant rights activists with repression.

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Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights. Photo by Molly Adams (mollyswork) on Flickr.
18 Jan 2018

Trump Administration Transforms ICE Into Tool For Political Repression

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appears to be escalating its targeting of immigrant rights activists for deportation.

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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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