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ICE Terminates National Detention Hotline, After Orange Is The New Black Highlights Its Power

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2019 - Freedom for Immigrants issued a cease and desist letter yesterday to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) after the...

Feinstein: Legislation Necessary to Protect Flores Agreement

Washington August 22, 2019 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today reiterated the need for a legislative solution to protect the Flores...

Wheels Coming Off Trump Arctic Refuge Drive

Washington, DC August 22, 2019 - The Trump administration’s high-profile effort to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development appears...

Lawsuit seeks court action to prevent deaths and neglect in ICE detention

August 21, 2019 - A lawsuit filed Monday in California includes extensive allegations of preventable deaths, medical neglect and other abusive treatment of immigrant detainees inside...

Knight Institute Challenges DOJ’s Claimed Authority to Categorically Withhold Key Legal Opinions

SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2019 – The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to enforce...

Foreign Student Visa Issuance Is Down Over 40 Percent

Aug. 21, 2019 - Recent government statistics indicate that the United States is becoming a less welcoming destination for foreign students. According to data...

Danish PM ‘surprised and disappointed’ over cancelled Trump visit

Aug. 21, 2019 - The Danish prime minister has said she is surprised and disappointed that Donald Trump has called off his planned visit...

New Rules Allow Indefinite Detention of Children

Washington, DC, August 21, 2019 – A Trump administration final regulation announced today could result in severe harm to migrant children who may be...

New Flores Regulations Brazenly Attack Children’s Rights, Says Amnesty

August 21, 2019 - According to reports, the Trump administration is issuing a final rule that will effectively terminate the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement,...

Warren Demands Answers Following Report that Wells Fargo Charged Customers Fees on “Closed” Accounts

Washington, DC August 21, 2019 - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Wells Fargo & Company requesting information about...

VA Sec. Wilkie Sued for Failing to Save Predecessor’s Private Emails With Mar-a-Lago Crowd

Washington, DC, Aug. 21, 2019 - Today, Democracy Forward and American Oversight sued Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie for failing to recover and preserve emails...

Harris, Feinstein, Colleagues Call to Ban Low-Yield Nuclear Missiles Deployment and Extend New START...

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 21, 2019 -  U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and...

ACLU Files Court Brief to Address Prolonged Immigration Detention, Lack of Access to Counsel...

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 20, 2019 – The ACLU of Texas and the ACLU National Prison Project filed a legal brief requesting that a federal...

Waters Statement on FDIC and OCC Decision to Allow Banks to Gamble with Taxpayer...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 20, 2019 - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the decision...

Analysis: The US is set to drown the world in oil

August 20, 2019 - The sheer scale of this new production dwarfs that of every other country in the world and would spell disaster...

Trump Gag Rule Forces Planned Parenthood Out of Title X Natl. Program for Birth...

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 19, 2019 — Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that the Trump administration, through an unethical and dangerous gag rule, has...

Today’s unique climate change has no natural cause, no historic precedent

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2019 - European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades:...

Under a “business as usual” carbon emissions scenario, the U.S. would lose 10.5% of...

Aug. 19, 2019 -  Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or...

Cheap renewables will price out oil on roads

LONDON, August 19, 2019 − The days of oil as a fuel for cars, whether petrol or diesel, are numbered − because the economies...

Corrections Officer Who Struck Rhode Island Protesters with Pickup Truck Resigns

Aug. 16, 2019 - A senior corrections officer at the Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island has resigned after being placed on administrative leave...