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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Staff Have Deep Ties to GOP and Conservative Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 5, 2018 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s staff has deep ties to the Republican Party and conservative groups, breaking with...

Lawsuit Probes EPA’s Weaponized Press Office

Washington, DC, April 5, 2018  — A federal lawsuit filed today seeks to demonstrate how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Public Affairs...

Pruitt Hijacks National Stream and Wetlands Protections

Washington, DC, April 4, 2018 - Key provisions on the Clean Water Act are now under the political thumb of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

287(g) Agreements Harm Individuals, Families, and Communities, but They Aren’t Always Permanent

The Trump administration has stepped up its efforts to expand the controversial 287(g) program, which gives state and local law enforcement agencies limited immigration enforcement...

Assault Rifle Slaughter of Denali Wolves

Washington, DC, April 3, 2018 — The State of Alaska is scrambling to shut down hunting and trapping adjacent to Denali National Park over...

AG Schneiderman Files Suit to Block Trump Administration from Demanding Citizenship Info in 2020...

NEW YORK, April 3, 2018 – Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman – leading a coalition of 18 Attorneys General and six...

Harris, Senators Demand Answers on the EPA’s Move to Gut Vehicle Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 3, 2018 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal...

DOJ Strips Immigration Courts of Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 3, 2018 - The Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), part of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has instituted strict quotas...

Wipeout: Human role in climate change removed from science report

April 3, 2018 - National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans’ role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited...

Proposed border wall will harm Texas plants and animals, say University of Texas scientists

April 2, 2018 - In the latest peer-reviewed publication on the potential impacts of a border wall on plants and animals, conservation biologists, led...

How Could a Trade War Affect Your Community and Your Wallet?

April 2, 2018 - In light of the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Informatics professors at Northern Arizona University mapped out...

17 AGs File Amicus Brief Opposing Travel Ban, Citing Harm To States’ Residents, Institutions,...

March 30, 2018 - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, filed a new amicus brief in the...

ACLU Comment on State Department Notices Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants

WASHINGTON March 30, 2018 - The State Department today published two notices that would require almost all visa applicants to submit social media information...

DHS proposal another brick added to a “Second Wall” denying lawful pathways to immigration...

March 30, 2018 - In its latest escalation of cruel attacks on immigrants, the Trump administration is reportedly mulling increased penalties -- even threatening...

4 charts show why Trump’s tariffs will hurt everyone – not just China

March 30, 2018 - On March 22, the Trump administration lobbed its second volley in a planned escalation of punitive trade measures against America’s...

Harris, Colleagues Call on Homeland Security Committee to Hold Hearing on 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 30, 2018 - Following the Commerce Department’s announcement that the 2020 Census will include a question about respondents’ citizenship status, U.S....

Ninth Circuit denies motion by government, allows refugee ban lawsuit to continue

Seattle, WA, March 29, 2018 – Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by the government to dismiss the appeal and vacate...

EPA’s Pruitt Lived in Apartment Co-Owned by Wife of Energy Lobbyist with Clients Regulated...

Washington, D.C. March 29, 2018 – EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had been living in an apartment in Washington DC co-owned by the wife of...

Harris, Senators Push Back on FCC Proposal to Cut Phone and Broadband Service from...

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 29, 2018 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, along with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Edward...

Immigrants and Allies Weigh in on the Devastating Consequences of Chilling Participation in the...

March 28, 2018 - In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that a citizenship question will be added to the Census, immigrants and their allies have...