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Russian Asbestos Giant Praises Trump Administration Actions to Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2018 - One of the world’s biggest producers of asbestos, a Russian company with ties to Vladimir Putin, is praising President...

Global Compact for Migration: UN experts call on States to ensure protection of migrants’...

NEW YORK/GENEVA, July 11, 2018 - UN human rights experts have called on States to ground the Global Compact for Migration in their obligations...

District Court Sides with Iranian Refugees Unlawfully Denied Asylum

SAN JOSE, CA, July 11, 2018 - Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California sided with plaintiffs in Doe v....

PEER: Wheeler Should Relax Pruitt Chokeholds on EPA Operation

Washington, DC, July 10, 2018 — Andrew Wheeler should reverse restrictions by Scott Pruitt that hobble the ability of Environmental Protection Agency regional offices...

Forty-Four Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats Release Statement on Trump Meetings With...

Washington, D.C. July 10, 2018 - Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel...

Watchdogs File Office of Congressional Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Jim Jordan

July 9, 2018 - In a complaint filed today with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer and former White...

Groups make final push in court to ban pesticide linked to brain damage in...

SEATTLE, WA, July 9, 2018 - Final arguments challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to ban a pesticide linked to brain damage in children...

DHS Secretary Nielsen Reiterates Trump Administration’s Misinformation, Sidesteps Family Immigration Crisis

Washington D.C. July 9, 2018 - Today, leaders of several immigrant and human rights organizations were invited for the first time under the Trump...

USCIS Is Slowly Being Morphed Into an Immigration Enforcement Agency

July 9, 2018 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new guidance to initiate deportation proceedings for thousands of applicants denied for any...

ACLU Comment on Trump Administration List of Children Under 5 Forcibly Separated from Parents

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2018  — Under court order, the Trump administration provided a list of children under 5 that it forcibly separated from parents....

Washington Post, “Trump is Set to Separate More than 200,000 U.S.-Born Children from Their...

July 9, 2018 - In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mark Schneider explains the dark reality 300,000 TPS holders will face when their...

Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Complete Fire Ban

July 6, 2018 - Due to the continued extreme fire danger, extended weather forecast and current level of fire activity in the State of...

Scott Pruitt’s Departure Triggers “A Real Climate Change at EPA”

Washington, D.C. July 5, 2018 - Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Environmental Integrity Project and former Director of Civil Enforcement at EPA, issued...

IRC Statement on U.S. decision on Yemen and Temporary Protected Status

NEW YORK, July 5, 2018 — The U.S. Administration announced today that it will extend but not re-designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen. While...

DOJ Rescinds Civil Rights Guidance Preventing Discrimination in Housing, Education, Immigration, and Criminal Justice

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2018 — The Department of Justice announced today that it will rescind 24 guidance documents on a wide range of issues,...

How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women

July 5, 2018 - The recent announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade. Some...

A FOIA Delayed is a FOIA Denied

Washington, DC, July 5, 2018 — To avoid or delay the production of records requested under the Freedom of Information Act, federal agencies employ...

Senate Intel Committee: Putin ordered an influence campaign to target our presidential election, destabilize...

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2018 – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the Committee’s...

DHS Office of Inspector General Releases Damning Report on ICE Detention Inspections

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2018 — A report released by the Office of  Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security today shows the inspections...

Children, Separated Families, Faith Leaders and Artists Unite For Massive June 30 Protest Against...

Washington, DC, June 28, 2018 — Event organizers today announced that momentum and energy is continuing to grow for a massive national day of...