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Amendment to Bar Family Separations Passes Senate Appropriations Committee

Washington, Sept. 30, 2019—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today released the following statement after...

IRAP Files Lawsuit for Documents on Executive Order Banning Refugees from Certain Localities

New York, NY, September 30, 2019 – Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation to compel the release of documents related to...

PFAW’s Right Wing Watch: Trump Embrace of Ukraine Theory Not as Inexplicable as it...

WAshington, D.C. Sept. 30, 2019 — Donald Trump's fateful phone conversation with the president of Ukraine included references to a far-right conspiracy theory about Ukrainian...

Groups Seek Nationwide Injunction Against The Administration’s Unlawful Asylum Directives

Washington, D.C. Sept. 30, 2019 - Last week, on behalf of seven asylum seekers and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal...

Federal Court Rules ICE’s Primary Deportation Program Unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2019) — In a landmark ruling addressing the legality of ICE’s signature deportation program, Secure Communities, a federal judge issued...

Wyden Unveils Report on NRA Ties to Russia

Washington, D.C. Sept. 27, 2019 – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the findings of his 18-month investigation into the...

Judge Blocks Indefinite Family Detention

Los Angeles, CA, September 27, 2019)– A federal judge’s ruling on September 27, 2019, to block the Trump administration’s new rules allowing indefinite detention...

Harris Demands IG Investigate Any State Dept. Officials Working with Rudy Giuliani

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 26, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday sent a letter to Steve Linick, Inspector General for the Department...

Pompeo Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents as House Committees Accelerate Impeachment Inquiry

Washington, D.C. Sept. 27, 2019 — Today, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman...

Chairs Lowey and Yarmuth Call on White House to Release Documents on Withholding of...

Washington, D.C. Sept. 27, 2019 – Today House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) and House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (KY-03) sent a letter to...

More than 300 National Security Professionals Commend Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 26, 2019— More than 300 former national security professionals—many of whom have served administrations of both parties—today issued a public statement...

Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of Resolution to Terminate Trump’s Unlawful Emergency Declaration

Washington, D.C. Sept. 27, 2019– Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of S.J. Res. 54,...

State Governments Should Step In to Provide Oversight of Detention Facilities

Sept. 26, 2019 - Immigration enforcement may be a federal responsibility, but state governments have a great deal of power over the conditions under...

IRC: Trump decision to reduce refugee admissions to 18,000 represents a failure of American...

New York, September 26, 2019 — Today, through the Presidential Determination on refugees, the Trump Administration confirmed it is proposing an annual admissions ceiling...

House Intelligence Committee Releases Whistleblower Complaint

Washington, DC September 26, 2019 -  Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the declassified whistleblower complaint. The complaint can be viewed here,...

Joint Statement from Committee Chairs on Release of Ukraine Call Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 25, 2019 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Chairman...

Speaker Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry (video)

Washington, D.C. September 24, 2019 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry....

Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Attempt to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Unlawful “Public Charge” Policy

Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2019 - A federal court yesterday rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to dismiss the City of Baltimore’s lawsuit challenging the State Department’s...

64 U.S. Military, Natl. Security and Intel Leaders Release “A Climate Security Plan for...

Washington, D.C., September 24, 2019 — On Capitol Hill today, the Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG), an extraordinary group of 64 senior military, national security...

Detained: How the U.S. built the world’s largest immigration detention system

Sept. 24, 2019 - Two years ago I was driving through Texas, my final stop as I filmed immigration detention centers across the country....