Democrats Told to Avoid Talking About Immigration, Which Will Surely Stem the Tide of Fascism

Two of the biggest think tanks in Democratic politics, the centrist Third Way and the more liberal Center for American Progress, have come together to tell Democrats to pipe down about immigration, because bringing the Trump administration’s unbearable cruelty to light might lose them a couple of votes that were…

Trump Administration Might Give Disastrous Family Separations Policy Another Go

Remember how the policy of separating families at the border worked out so well for the Trump administration last time? All of those harrowing pictures, videos, and sounds from what some critics dubbed Trump’s “baby jails?” Kirstjen Nielsen getting chased out of a restaurant? Allegations of abuse? The evidence that…

The Government Is Using Creepy Racial Pseudoscience to Determine Immigrant Kids' Ages From Teeth

A troubling report by Vice News yesterday documented the shaky method being used by the U.S. government to determine whether unaccompanied minors that arrive at the border are really children or whether they should be placed in immigration jails for adults. It’s a horrifying new case study in how our government…

Brett Kavanaugh Is Already Arguing for Harsh Immigration Laws on the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh obviously hasn’t heard of playing it cool during your first week at a new job—during oral arguments on Wednesday, the newest member of the Supreme Court established himself as the strictest person in the room, defending a 1996 federal law that requires the government to detain any immigrants who had…

Documents Reveal Kids Spending Months in Chicago Immigrant Youth Centers Were Suicidal

A cache of confidential documents obtained by ProPublica Illinois provide a grim window into life inside nine federally funded Heartland Human Care Services youth immigration shelters in the Chicago area. The internal documents shed light on the mental and physical health of children held in the shelters over the last…

Stephen Miller's Latest Immigration Scheme Is Already Hurting Immigrants and Their Children

The Trump administration’s assault on the poor and on immigrants are distinct campaigns to exacerbate the suffering and cruelty already doled out by the government to marginalized groups—campaigns that often intersect. Politico reported yesterday that one policy proposal aimed at both groups—making it more difficult…

Most Undocumented Parents Whose Kids Are Still Detained Were Already Deported

It’s a predictable but no less shameful part of the way the news media works that the urgency and quantity of human suffering in a news story isn’t proportionate to the amount of coverage it gets and that, over time, even stories that have been covered well will slip out of dominant placement in national news. Such is…