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Security, Ethics Experts Urge Senators to Support Legislation Protecting the Independent Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 19, 2017 – A bipartisan group of experts issued a letter today calling on members of the U.S. Senate to support...

Planned Parenthood Analysis of Graham-Cassidy Impact on Women’s Health

Sept. 19, 2017 - The Graham-Cassidy bill, crafted by a group of all-male politicians behind closed doors, has been denounced by Planned Parenthood and...

Government Says Border Security Is Tougher Than Ever

Sept. 19, 2017 - The Trump administration has repeatedly called for increased security along the United States southern border with Mexico, but a new report...

Trump Callous Approach to Refugees Will Cost Lives, Says Amnesty International

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 – Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks on refugees today at the United Nations General Assembly, Amnesty International USA...

Monument Miasma from Vague Zinke Memo

Washington, DC September 19, 2017 - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monuments has produced a mish-mash of recommendations that raise more questions...

NAACP Files Lawsuit in Defense of DACA Eligible People of Color

BALTIMORE September 18, 2017 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the country’s original civil rights organization, today filed a...

Lambda Legal and Allies Tell Supreme Court President Trump’s Muslim Ban Is An Unconstitutional...

September 18, 2017 - Lambda Legal joined allied religious and civil-rights organizations and members of the clergy today in telling the U.S. Supreme Court...

Trump Administration Aims to Carve Up National Monuments for Private Profit

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2017 – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke advised President Trump to shrink the boundaries of at least four national monuments, according to a leaked...

ACLU: Congress Should Vote No on Latest Anti-Immigrant Bill

WASHINGTON September 14, 2017 - The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter in opposition to a proposed bill that would create a new,...

Senators Harris, Sanders and 15 Democratic Colleagues Introduce Medicare for All Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 13, 2017– Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, and 15 members of the Democratic caucus introduced legislation...

Texas Dreamer, Immigration Advocates Denounce Detention of DACA Recipients

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union hosted a press call today to discuss the detention of nine Deferred Action for...

ACLU and EFF Sue Over Warrantless Phone and Laptop Searches at U.S. Border

BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the ACLU of Massachusetts sued the Department of Homeland...

Global Magnitsky Act Empowers Trump Administration to Impose Sanctions on Rights Abusers

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 13, 2017 - The US government should use its authority under the Global Magnitsky Act to impose financial sanctions and visa bans on...

White House War on Transparency Continues with CDC Media Blackout

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – The Trump administration's ongoing war on freedom of information has opened on a new front: barring employees of the nation's...

Groups file FOIA requests at every single ICE field office to prevent acting with...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2017 — In every single field office in the country, Mijente, Detention Watch Network, the National Immigration Project of the National...

Conservation organizations strongly object to anti-Wilderness provisions in NRA-backed SHARE Act

MISSOULA, MT, Sept. 12, 2017 – Today, 23 conservation, Wilderness and wildlife organizations from across America voiced their strong opposition to the NRA-backed “Sportsmen’s...

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Says Congress Can’t Stop Her from Building a Border...

September 12, 2017 - The Department of Homeland Security is ready to bulldoze any barrier in its way, including any law currently on the...

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet

Sept. 12, 2017 - This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew...

Supreme Court Restores a Portion of Trump’s Travel Ban, In Continuous Chess Match

Sept. 11, 2017 - In a unanimous decision, the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision on Friday in Hawaii v. Trump, allowing extended family members...

Advocates Ask for DACA Renewal Extension; Oct. 5 is “Arbitrary, Unworkable, and Cruel”

September 12, 2017 - Today, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), an organization representing the country’s 37 largest immigrant and refugee rights organizations,...