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ICE Wants to Deport Immigrants Congress is Trying to Protect Through Private Bills

May 10, 2017 - Democratic and Republican Members of Congress alike introduce private immigration bills designed as a last-minute effort to protect some immigrants...

Gov. Chris Christie vetoes measure to ban child marriage

NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 - The governor of New Jersey declined to sign a measure into law on Thursday that would have made...

Brennan Center: Trump Administration’s ‘Voter Integrity’ Commission a Sham

May 11, 2017 - According to news reports, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that will create a “Presidential Commission...

Coalition of 20 Attorneys General Call for Independent Special Counsel Following Trump’s Firing of...

May 11, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in calling for the immediate...

Report: For-Profit Bail Bonds Industry and Insurance Corporations Trap People in Cycle of Debt

NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 – A report released today by Color Of Change and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Campaign for Smart Justice...

Interior Nominee Tied to Arctic Refuge Scientific Fraud

WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2017 - David Bernhardt, Trump’s nominee for Interior’s Deputy Secretary, abetted the doctoring of scientific findings about effects of oil...

Texas Senate Passes ‘Baby Jail’ Bill Written by Private Prison Corporation

May 10, 2017 - Apparently, the state of Texas is not yet done with legislation designed to wreak havoc on immigrants’ lives. Already this...

Employers steal $15 billion a year from workers by paying less than the minimum...

May 10, 2017 - A new paper by EPI Senior Economic Analyst David Cooper and Research Assistant Teresa Kroeger finds that employers steal billions...

Common Sense Prevails in Senate, as Anti-Environment Extremists Fail to Undo Methane Pollution Measure

WASHINGTON, DC, May 10, 2017 - In a win today for oil and gas-patch communities and taxpayers, a procedural vote failed in the Senate,...

ACLU Issues Texas ‘Travel Advisory’

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” today informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the...

GOP plan to scrap ACA’s ‘Essential Benefits’ could affect almost everybody

May 9, 2017 - Critics of the Republican health care plan the House passed last week mostly have focused on how it might harm...

Former Leader of Anti-Immigrant Group Now Leads USCIS Oversight Office

May 9, 2017 - The Trump administration continues to stack its deck with key players in the anti-immigrant movement, most recently naming Julie Kirchner...

FOIA Backlog Skyrockets at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Over 46,000 Unanswered Requests

May 8, 2017 - The backlog of unprocessed FOIA requests to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to climb. In just a...

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Today’s Senate Testimony of Sally Yates and...

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2017 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the...

Detention Hazardous to Immigrants’ Health — Human Rights Watch Report

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2017 - New evidence has emerged of dangerously subpar medical care in United States immigration detention at a time when...

Trump’s actions on sexual orientation/gender identity data collection send ominous message

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, May 8, 2017 - The Trump/Pence Administration's recent removal of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) questions from a national aging...

Trump Lays Groundwork for #LicenseToDiscriminate

May 4, 2017 - Today, HRC condemned Donald Trump’s Executive Order which, among other things, gives Attorney General Jeff Sessions discretion to create a...

House Passes Dangerous Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Gut Women’s Health...

May 4, 2017 - By a narrow margin of 217-213, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the so-called American Health Care Act, a...

American Health Care Act – How they voted

May 4, 2017 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017 by 217 yes votes to 213...

Americans United: Trump Executive Order Harms Religious Freedom And Undermines Protections For Houses Of...

May 4, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s latest executive order is a direct attack on religious freedom, says Americans United for Separation of Church...