Maryam Saleh, The Intercept

Maryam Saleh

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Past articles by Maryam:

J Street Is Facing New Pressure to Back Conditioning Aid to Israel

If J Street puts its lobbying operation to work, a majority of the Democratic caucus could support conditioning aid in response to Israeli annexation. → Read More

A Top Joe Biden Staffer Is a Supporter of India’s Authoritarian Leader Narendra Modi

Amit Jani, Joe Biden’s new Asian American Pacific Islander national vote director, celebrated Modi’s May reelection on Facebook. → Read More

40 Percent of ICE Detainees Held in Solitary Confinement Have a Mental Illness, New Report Finds

The report from the Project on Government Oversight builds on an ICIJ and Intercept investigation into ICE’s widespread use of solitary confinement. → Read More

Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention

Locked for weeks or months in solitary cells, mentally ill and vulnerable detainees are plagued by anxiety, anger, depression, and suicidal impulses. → Read More

A Homeland Security Whistleblower Goes Public About ICE Abuse of Solitary Confinement

Ellen Gallagher's yearslong effort to draw attention to ICE's use of solitary confinement was met with a maze of bureaucratic indirection and indifference. → Read More

Muslim Immigrants Sue ICE for Getting in the Way of Religious Observance

“Glades County Detention Center for more than a year has been preventing Somali Muslim men from practicing their faith in various ways.” → Read More

The Justice Department Singled Out This Man in Expanding Efforts to Strip Citizenship. A Judge Doesn’t Think the Case Is Open-and-Shut.

“This administration is overusing the very extreme measure of denaturalization against Muslim and other minority communities." → Read More

Trump’s Shutdown Offer Creates a De Facto Asylum Ban for Central American Minors

The GOP offer to Democrats would require Central American minors to request asylum from their home countries and sets a cap for granting asylum. → Read More

Donald Trump’s Travel Ban Faces a New Day in Court

This week, a federal court will hear arguments in a case challenging the Trump administration's failure to implement a waiver system for the travel ban. → Read More

An Immigrant Journalist Faces Deportation as ICE Cracks Down on Its Critics

Journalist Manuel Duran believes he was targeted because of his coverage of law enforcement’s collaboration with ICE in Memphis’s Latino community. → Read More

Andrew Gillum Brings It Home: Progressive Insurgent Seizes Democratic Nomination for Florida Governor

Running on a thoroughly progressive platform, Andrew Gillum surged from behind to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Florida. → Read More

Ilhan Omar Romps in Minneapolis Democratic Primary, While Tim Walz and Keith Ellison Win Statewide

Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison win, while Lori Swanson is beaten by both Tim Walz and Erin Murphy. → Read More

Our Country, Our Stories: In New Memoirs, Syrians Describe Life — and Death — in Wartime

Two new revelatory memoirs on Syria come at a critical moment, as everyday Syrians are increasingly written out of their country’s story. → Read More

Georgia’s Leading GOP Candidate For Governor is On an Anti-Sanctuary Crusade

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has weaponized a once-obscure immigration board to battle the city of Decatur for being an illegal “sanctuary." → Read More

ICE Detention Center Is Creating Obstacles to Ramadan Observance For Muslim Detainees, Lawyers Say

Muslims held by ICE at the Glades County Detention Center in Florida say they are being discriminated against on account of their religion. → Read More

John Conyers Resigned From Congress Over Sexual Harassment. His Son and Grandnephew Might Lose the Race to Replace Him.

Rashida Tlaib is beating both of the Conyerses in fundraising in Michigan's 13th District, raking in $588,000 in the first quarter of 2018. → Read More

A Syria for All Its People — Two Books on an Unnecessary War

Rania Abouzeid and Alia Malek's books, based on years of in-country reporting, are an answer to those who say no one truly knows what happened in Syria. → Read More

A 13-Year-Old Boy and Other Yemeni Civilians Were Killed in U.S. Drone Strikes This Month

Counterterror strikes have been eclipsed by the horrors of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, but U.S. drones are killing many people who have no Al Qaeda ties. → Read More

Week of Hell: Dozens of African Detainees Allege Serial Abuse and Hate Crimes at Notorious Private Immigration Jail

The reported abuses, which happened over seven days, were so severe that complaints of hate crimes have been forwarded to the FBI. → Read More

Bigoted Election Campaigns, Not Terror Attacks, Drive Anti-Muslim Activity

A report from the New America Foundation reveals that anti-Muslim incidents tend to surge in particular political contexts, such as around elections. → Read More