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Trump’s War on Asylum Seekers Struck Down by a Trump-Appointed Judge

Yet again, a conservative judge ruled that nativist zeal absent proper legal procedure didn’t make for a compelling case. → Read More

Cleveland’s Plain Dealer: 50 Years of Union Busting

The Plain Dealer union didn’t die because of industry changes—Advance Publications killed it. → Read More

Fighting to Release Prisoners From a COVID-19 Death Sentence

The Bureau of Prisons knows they need to release people to stop the spread of COVID-19. So why aren’t they? → Read More

How Police Abolitionists Are Seizing the Moment

Police abolitionists say piecemeal reforms have been tried and didn’t work. They want to use this moment of resistance to center more radical change. → Read More

Supreme Court Saves DACA, for Now

Chief Justice Roberts joins the Court’s liberals in ruling that the government failed to follow legal procedures in terminating the program protecting Dreamers from deportation. → Read More

How Ongoing Resistance Is Fueling the End of Policing

Author and professor Alex Vitale talks about police abolition, minimizing harm, and imagining a radically different society. → Read More

‘My Name Is Nabilah Islam. It’s an American Name.’

Islam, the child of Bangladeshi immigrants, is running as an outspoken progressive in an open swing seat for Congress in Georgia. → Read More

How to Stop Phone Companies and Sheriffs From Exploiting Inmates’ Families

The HEROES Act could make calling incarcerated family members less prohibitively costly. → Read More

New State Websites Make It Easier for Employers to Snitch

Characterizing fear of COVID-19 infection as ‘unemployment fraud,’ states have begun to crack down on workers instead of supplying them with needed benefits. → Read More

‘This Virus Kills Way Too Many People.’ Hunger-Striking ICE Detainees Demand Answers.

Across the country, hunger strikes in ICE detention centers are taking on new urgency during the pandemic. → Read More

Driving a Bus: A Very Dangerous Job in a Time of Pandemic

Drivers’ and mechanics’ unions have demanded more protective equipment. Some transit agencies have responded by laying them off. → Read More

Unsanitized: COVID-19 in Our Jails, Prisons, and ICE Detention Centers

And we all will bear the costs. This is The COVID-19 Daily Report for April 11, 2020. → Read More

A Federal Inmate Speaks About Life in Prison During a Pandemic

A recorded conversation with a federal inmate reveals an overcrowded facility, dozens of sick inmates, and a terrified staff. → Read More

As COVID-19 Spreads, a County Jail in Ohio Is Ill-Prepared

The Morrow County jail already lacked adequate sanitary measures. ‘I’m scared to death that if he gets this he could die,’ says a family member of an ICE detainee at the facility. → Read More

The ACLU Wants Immigrants Out of ICE Detention Now

Amid a pandemic, the group’s lawsuits in federal courts around the country contend that keeping at-risk immigrants in ICE detention constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. → Read More

Immigrant Detention During COVID-19 Is a Worsening Nightmare

A Cameroonian woman’s story shows how COVID-19 is poised to devastate asylum seekers. → Read More

Amid Confusion, Ohio (Kind Of) Postpones Elections Until June

Despite in-person voting closures today, there remains uncertainty about the fate of the primary election. → Read More

Bloomberg, Biden, and Sanders Vie for Virginia

Here’s what their campaigns look like on the ground. → Read More

A Glimpse of the Makeshift Courts Stonewalling Asylum Seekers

Lawyers and advocates explain how the immigration courts, erected in tents at the border, are so unjust that evidence from asylum seekers does not even get seen. → Read More

Democratic Senators Protest Trump’s Anti-Asylum Policies

Lawmakers’ letter warns deportation agreements with Central American countries may violate both international and domestic refugee law. → Read More