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Trump Administration May Block Asylum to Central Americans

May 30, 2019 - The Trump administration is reportedly considering barring anyone who transits through a third country from seeking asylum at the US...

IRC: Trump Administration’s Latest Asylum Policy Likely Unconstitutional, Certainly Inhumane

NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 – The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds today to reports of a new Trump Administration policy denying asylum to...

Chairman Schiff Response to Special Counsel Mueller’s Statements on Conclusion of Investigation

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 29, 2019 – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the...

Lambda Legal, Center for Reproductive Rights, Americans United Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial...

May 29, 2019 –  Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging...

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III Statement on Investigation into Russian Interference in the...

Washington, DC May 29, 2019 - Two years ago, the Acting Attorney General asked me to serve as Special Counsel, and he created the...

Supreme Court Allows School District Restroom Policies Supporting Transgender Students to Stand

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today declined to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, allowing school districts to continue to support transgender students...

Committee Democrats Fact-Check Secretary Carson’s Committee Testimony

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 25, 2019 - This week, at a full Committee hearing with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Benjamin Carson...

CPJ: Assange indictment marks alarming new stage in U.S. war on leaks

Mexico City, May 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the U.S. Justice Department's indictment yesterday of WikiLeaks founder Julian...

Trump administration adds new charges against Julian Assange for violating Espionage Act

May 24, 2019 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply concerned about the ramifications of the US Justice Department’s latest charges against WikiLeaks founder...

Initially threatened by change, people adapt to societal diversity over time

Princeton, NJ, May 24, 2019 - President Donald Trump recently introduced immigration reforms that would prioritize education and employment qualifications over family connections in...

Espionage charges against Assange are a ‘terrifying’ threat to press freedom

May 24, 2019 - Last month, shortly after police dragged Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, out of Ecuador’s embassy in London, the United...

Serving Our Country Is No Longer a Way for Immigrant Soldiers to Gain Citizenship

May 23, 2019 - Immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military often use their service as a catalyst to apply for and gain citizenship. Traditionally,...

Neal, Larson, and Lewis Demand Answers from Trump Admin. after Medicare Premium Withholding Failure

WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2019 – Yesterday, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT),...

New Report: Nearly 19,000 Asylum Seekers Await U.S. Entry in Mexican Border Cities

May 23, 2018 - The number of asylum seekers on wait lists in Mexican border cities or those waiting to get on these lists...

Burgeoning Workloads for Immigration Judges

May 23, 2019 - The hiring pace for new judges continues to be insufficient to keep up with the Immigration Court's workload. As a...

HUD Moves to Allow Anti-Trans Discrimination in Federally Funded Homeless Shelters

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposal today to roll back protections for transgender people...

Warren, Espaillat, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Stable Housing for Survivors of Natural Disasters

Washington, DC, May 22, 2019 - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) today led 10 of their Senate and...

Chair Grijalva Introduces Bill to Protect Threatened Species

Washington, D.C. May 22, 2019  – In celebration of International Biodiversity Day, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill this morning to protect...

Sen. Shaheen Responds to Mnuchin’s Long-term Postponement of Tubman on $20 Bill Effort

Washington, DC, May 22, 2019 – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate author of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement...

Reps. Grijalva and Schweikert Introduce The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act

WASHINGTON May 21, 2019 - Today, Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) and David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA). The...