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Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border

As Congress debates how to respond to children's migration from Central America, we must not forget that Customs and Borde

By Lia G. Melikian
July 28, 2014

The Kids Aren't Alright: America Fails to Protect Youth in Crisis

Earlier this year, I sat in an immigration office in Nogales, Mexico, surrounded by children who had just been deported fr

By Sarah Mehta
July 11, 2014

Why #BringBackOurGirls Isn't Enough

When Boko Haram kidnapped girls in Nigeria, the Obama administration voiced its strong opposition.

By Zak Newman
June 26, 2014

The Most Conservative Principle in American Politics

"The right to vote is at the very foundation of our American system, and nothing must interfere with this very pre

By Deborah J. Vagins
June 25, 2014

The American Public Gets It. President Obama Gets It. Why Doesn't Congress?

Like millions of Americans, President Obama doesn't think it makes a lot of sense to fire an employee or force her to take

By Vania Leveille
June 25, 2014

It's Time to End The Blame Game and Reform Immigration Policy

This piece was first published by the National Journal magazine on the

By Laura W. Murphy
June 24, 2014

House Tees Up Surveillance Reform for Senate

For the second time in just one month, late last night the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation – th

By Neema Singh Guliani
June 20, 2014

The Majority Has Spoken: Email Privacy Reform Possible Right Now

Something remarkable happened last night: A bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives agreed on something.

By Chris Calabrese
June 18, 2014

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