Dozens of immigrants and activists gathered at the Washington, D.C., offices of United We Dream on Thursday to hear what President Obama would say to the nation about their families and their community.
The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be “impossible” to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant.
What if, instead of leaving families isolated and struggling, we identify ways to build a robustly inclusive and caring society? What if we fight to expand access to support for all parents? We can break these dualistic fallacies apart.
Thousands of women and children fleeing violence or abuse will soon be detained in American facilities run by profit-driven private prison companies—at the instruction of the Obama administration.
“What I’m not going to do is just wait” on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats.
Immigrant rights groups sued the federal government on Tuesday to compel the Obama administration to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children.
Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.
The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.
The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative.
We must examine Holder’s potential successors’ lived experiences to uncover what their priorities are, whom they’re accountable to, and what values they’ll take into this appointment.