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Advocates: ICE Unlawfully Detained Asylum Seekers During Raids

A "substantial portion” of the Central American refugees targeted in the raids and many of those in removal proceedings are disabled, immigration advocates say.

A “substantial portion” of the Central American refugees targeted in the raids and many of those in removal proceedings are disabled, immigration advocates say.

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ICE Arrests 121 Migrants in Raids, Targets Central American Families

The raids seem to have started in the Atlanta area on January 2, according to immigration rights advocates, who report that “ICE agents barged into homes, even when asked for warrants at the door, removing mothers and children as young as four years old.”

The raids seem to have started in the Atlanta area on January 2, according to immigration rights advocates, who report that “ICE agents barged into homes, even when asked for warrants at the door, removing mothers and children as young as four years old.”

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The Biggest Justice Movements of 2015

If we learned anything in 2015, it was that activists of all ages and backgrounds are up for the challenges that lie ahead.

If we learned anything in 2015, it was that activists of all ages and backgrounds are up for the challenges that lie ahead.

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New York Nets $68K for Wage Theft Victims

New York is among the states leading the charge in addressing wage theft, a persistent problem in the state.

New York is among the states leading the charge in addressing wage theft, a persistent problem in the state.

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The Students of Color on the Front Lines of Yale’s Fight Against Institutional Racism

“When we’re applying, Yale’s like, ‘Please come here, it’s so diverse, we do all of these things!’ But when we get here, it’s like, ‘OK. You’re on your own,’” Brea Baker, a Black senior and president of Yale’s NAACP chapter, told RH Reality Check in a phone interview. “The Yale that we’re being sold is not the Yale that we live on a daily basis.”

“When we’re applying, Yale’s like, ‘Please come here, it’s so diverse, we do all of these things!’ But when we get here, it’s like, ‘OK. You’re on your own,’” Brea Baker, a Black senior and president of Yale’s NAACP chapter, told RH Reality Check in a phone interview. “The Yale that we’re being sold is not the Yale that we live on a daily basis.”

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Colorado County Clerk Removes Poster Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

After being spotlighted in news stories this month, a county clerk in Colorado has removed a poster from his office that quoted the Bible: “Each man should have his own wife and each woman should have her own husband.”

A county clerk in Colorado has removed a poster from his office that quoted the Bible: “Each man should have his own wife and each woman should have her own husband.”

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Flint, Michigan’s ‘Manmade Disaster’: Dangerous Lead Levels in Water Supply

Flint residents have for months implored city officials to act, complaining that the cloudy, foul-smelling water was causing a host of preventable problems, including skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, and chronic respiratory disorders.

Flint residents have for months implored city officials to act, complaining that the cloudy, foul-smelling water was causing a host of preventable problems, including skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, and chronic respiratory disorders.

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Alabama Detention Center Receives Authorization to Force-Feed Hunger Striker, Ending #FreedomGiving Protest

“Force-feeding is a legal form of retaliation and torture and ICE is tormenting these immigrants in detention instead of granting them their freedom,” an advocate, Sasha W., told RH Reality Check.

“Force-feeding is a legal form of retaliation and torture and ICE is tormenting these immigrants in detention instead of granting them their freedom,” an advocate, Sasha W., told RH Reality Check.

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Advocates: Don’t License Texas Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Dozens of advocates gathered at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday for a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to license two family detention centers as child-care facilities.

Dozens of advocates gathered at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday for a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to license two family detention centers as child-care facilities.

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Transgender Student Maintains Locker Room Access in Illinois District

More than 600 people attended the emergency  board meeting to discuss an agreement that would allow a transgender student to use her gender-identified locker room. (Jenn Stanley/RH Reality Check)

Though the school district and the Department of Education reached a settlement, misunderstanding about the agreement led district officials to threaten to rescind it.

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