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Federal Court Denies Renewed Attempt to Implement Transgender Military Ban

SEATTLE, June 15, 2018 – Today, a federal court in Seattle denied yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement its discriminatory plan...

Americans United Criticizes Attorney General For Use Of Bible Passage To Defend Border Detention...

June 15, 2018 - Americans United for Separation of Church and State today sharply criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for citing the Bible...

130 National Organizations Urge Congress To Oppose “Round 2” of Trump-GOP Tax Cuts

Washington, D.C. June 13, 2018 - A coalition of 130 prominent national organizations have come together to oppose a proposal by President Trump and...

Attorney General Sessions Pushes Immigration Judges to Deny Asylum to Victims of Violence

WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2018 - Today, the Attorney General issued a precedent decision in a case that he referred to himself. In the...

Half of All Noncitizens in U.S. Could Be Affected by Trump Administration Public Charge...

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 — A Trump administration draft proposed rule affecting lawfully present immigrants who use public benefits or tax credits for which...

SCOTUS decision strikes another blow against democracy, voting rights

June 12, 2018 - The U.S. Supreme Court on June 11 upheld Ohio’s efforts to purge its voter rolls — a  move that spreads...

Groups Fight Back Against Trump Administration Attempt to Avoid Scrutiny of Kushner-Led Office of...

Washington, DC, June 12, 2018 — Yesterday, Democracy Forward and Food & Water Watch filed a brief opposing the Trump Administration's attempt to dismiss...

Special Report: The Immigrant Success Story: How Family-Based Immigrants Thrive in America

June 11, 2018 - In the United States, immigration based on family ties has long been the main criterion for admitting new immigrants. Under the...

Harris, Velázquez Call for Probe into Disaster Death Counts in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 11, 2018 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) have introduced new legislation to establish...

NCTE Calls For Immediate Release of Transgender Asylum Seeker

June 11, 2018 - The National Center for Transgender Equality joins Amnesty International in calling for the immediate release of a transgender asylum seeker...

ACLU Asks Court to Halt Government Plan to Send Detained American to Syria

WASHINGTON June 7, 2018 - The American Civil Liberties Union filed an emergency request tonight asking a federal district court to block the Trump...

Broken Temporary Work Visa System Facilitates U.S. Labor Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 6, 2018 – Polaris released a report analyzing data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline that spotlights how human traffickers are...

ACLU, Immigrants’ Rights Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question

NEW YORK, June 6, 2018 — The American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Arnold & Porter filed a federal lawsuit...

Report: Wage Theft is Pervasive in Corporate America

Washington, DC, June 6, 2018—A new report finds that many large corporations operating in the United States have boosted their profits by forcing employees...

Consumer Advisory Board Members of CFPB Alarmed by Bureau’s Shift in Direction

Washington, June 4, 2018 – Today, 11 consumer advocates and professors* who serve on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (Bureau) Consumer Advisory Board (CAB)...

Report: Contempt for the poor in US drives cruel policies, says UN expert

GENEVA, June 4, 2018 - The United States’ principal strategy for dealing with extreme poverty is to criminalise and stigmatise those in need of...

SCOTUS Ruling In Colorado Bakery Case Disappointing But Not Final Word, Says Americans United

June 4, 2018 - Americans United for Separation of Church and State today expressed disappointment over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of...

Children Must Be Protected, Not Lost, Says Physicians for Human Rights

May 31, 2018 - Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is appealing to the Trump administration to immediately begin honoring its legal obligation to reunite...

Feinstein to Introduce Legislation Preventing Separation of Families

Washington May 31, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement announcing that she will introduce legislation to prevent the separation...

LGBT Immigrants in Detention Centers at Severe Risk of Sexual Abuse, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. May 30, 2018 — Disturbing new government data shows that LGBT immigrants held at federal detention centers are 97 times more likely...