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Immigration Detainers are Unlawful, Federal Court Rules

CHICAGO (October 3, 2016) – The federal district court of the Northern District of Illinois has invalidated the federal government’s practice of issuing detainers...

New York A.G. Schneiderman Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement: “As I've made clear: President Trump's executive action is unconstitutional,...

U.S. Must Repeal Anti-Gay No Promo Homo Laws, Says Human Rights Watch

SIOUX FALLS, SD, Dec. 7, 2016 - Many schools across the United States remain hostile environments for LGBT students despite significant progress on LGBT...

IEN’s Response to Gov. Dalrymple’s Evacuation Order

Cannon Ball, ND November 28, 2016 - Tonight the Governor of North Dakota released an executive order stating that all persons located at the...

Court Orders Release of Graphic Photos of Arizona Border Patrol Detention Facilities and Damning...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2016 — Today, groups made public damning evidence, including expert testimony and video stills illustrating the deplorable and unconstitutional conditions...

Video: Hillary Clinton’s powerful concession speech

November 9, 2016 - Hillary Clinton speaks to her supporters from New York in her first public remarks since her defeat to Donald Trump...

Over 50 leading American nonpartisan organizations call on presidential candidates to address major issues...

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2016 -- A blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, are...

House Moves to Encourage Drilling in National Parks

WASHINGTON January 31, 2017 - Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) last night introduced H.J. Res. 46, which seeks to repeal updates to the National Park...

Tribal gathering faces aggressive state repression and media manipulation

August 23, 2016 - The historic gathering of tribes from across the continent in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues in the face...

New Polling Data Underscores Public Support for Endangered Species Protections

WASHINGTON January 18, 2017 - The American public supports the continued protection of endangered species and worries that the new Congress will undermine these...

President Obama Signs GMO ‘Non-labeling’ Bill, Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2016— Today President Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans. The bill...

2017 NBA All-Star Game Moved to New Orleans Due to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ HB2...

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2016 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

Federal Employee Free Speech Tied in Knots

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 13, 2017 - Federal employees concerned about Trump White House actions face legal constraints on their freedom to protest, according to...

Water Protector Legal Collective calls on Army Corps to Reinstate Waiting Period for DAPL

BISMARCK, ND, Feb. 8, 2017 - Water Protector Legal Collective is outraged by the U.S. Department of the Army’s notification to Congress today that...

California Reinvestment Coalition Calls on Senate Finance Committee to Postpone Hearings on Steve Mnuchin

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2017 - The California Reinvestment Coalition is calling for an investigation by the Senate Finance Committee into Steve Mnuchin and...

UN expert group urges USA to abolish the mandatory detention of migrants

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2016 – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today called on the Government of the United States of America...

Five things that explain Donald Trump’s stunning presidential election victory

November 9, 2016 - A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on Tuesday night. In...

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Detention of DACA-recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

Feb. 15, 2017 - Donald Trump as quoted in TIME:  “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here....

Stronger Rx than Obamacare needed to cover everyone and control costs’: physician leader

Sept. 13, 2016 - Citing Census Bureau report that 29 million people were uninsured last year, and noting that rising deductibles and other out-of-pocket...

Federal Judge Dissolves DAPL’s Injunction Against Water Protectors

BISMARCK, ND September 16, 2016 - North Dakota U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland today dissolved a temporary restraining order against Standing Rock...