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President Trump’s Campaign Promises Stick With Us — They Should Stick With Him, Too

If candidates know that courts will ignore campaign rhetoric, they will be freer to ride to office on a wave of hatred.

By Matthew Segal
March 27, 2017

Congress: Medicaid Allows Me to Have a Job and Live Independently

As an American living with a disability, I need Medicaid to live an independent life.

By Andraéa LaVant
March 22, 2017

Un Oficial de Inmigración Nos Metió a Mi Hermana y a Mí en Un Armario y Nos Agredió Sexualmente

Nos fuimos de Guatemala buscando una vida pacífica. Lo que paso después que cruzamos la frontera nos cambió la vida.

By Clarita *
March 22, 2017

A Border Agent Took My Sister and Me Into a Closet and Sexually Assaulted Us

We fled Guatemala looking for a safer and better life. What happened to us after crossing the border changed our lives.

By Clarita *
March 22, 2017

The Government Is Trying to Name and Shame Local and State Police Departments That Won’t Do Their Bidding

A new report released by ICE is trying to coerce police across the country into becoming immigration enforcement agents.

By Domenic Powell
March 21, 2017

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing

The Trump’s administration decision to ghost the IACHR today demonstrates a shocking disrespect for human rights.

By Jamil Dakwar
March 21, 2017

Arkansas’s Reckless Plan to Execute 8 Men in 10 Days Could End in State-Sanctioned Torture Before Death

Rushing to execute eight prisoners before an execution drug expires is callous and cruel.

By Brian Stull
March 20, 2017

Secretary Price, Don’t Mess With People With Disabilities' Freedom

People with disabilities should have the freedom to make the basic choices that most Americans take for granted.

By Ari Ne'eman
March 17, 2017

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