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Deportation

His deportation policy isn’t just a moral failure—it’s bad politics, too.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Jail

Ryan Holle, who has no prior record, is currently serving his eleventh year of a life sentence. 

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Blogs

America's school suspension rates reflect—and shape—the disparities at work in the nation at large.

April 17, 2013

Changes in language and poison pill amendments could throw gun control off the tracks. 

April 16, 2013

Amid speculation about the bombing, a great city and its people are responding to tragedy with a strength that is the stuff of poetry.

April 16, 2013

Twenty-seven-year-old Claudia Muñoz checked into a Michigan facility—to fight for the release of those being unfairly held.

April 15, 2013

A fair path to citizenship, an end to deportations, a better temporary worker program, immigration reform that works for women—three activists and a policy expert talk about what the reform bill must include.

April 15, 2013

Rather than making an argument against choice, the doctor's crimes illustrate the risks of forcing abortions underground.

April 15, 2013

In a blast of blarney, Biden gives Scarborough an ego boost and a possible campaign ad.

April 12, 2013

Everything you need to know about the gun control package being debated this week, including what might get weakened. 

April 9, 2013

If living through the reality of immigrant raids and detention seems difficult, try depicting it with cameras rolling.

April 8, 2013

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013