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California Passes Bill Barring Private Prisons, Including for ICE

Among the many controversies surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration strategy is that private detention centers, funded by taxpayers, are making enormous profits over the huge influx of detainees. The prison industry for all detainees, not just immigrants, has also been criticized for the increased usage of private, for-profit prisons, again at taxpayer expense. Now both […]

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Queen Elizabeth to Honor Ex-Ambassador Who Called Trump “Incompetent”

On the recommendation of former British Prime Minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth will be honoring the ex-British ambassador who was revealed to have called President Trump both “inept” and “incompetent” in diplomatic cables to the British Foreign Commonwealth Office. Ambassador Kim Darroch, who held that post from January of 2016 until his resignation in July […]

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Commerce Secretary Threatened to Fire Officials for Contradicting Trump on Dorian

Reports emerged today that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unless there was a retraction to statements contradicting President Trump’s assertion that Alabama was forecast to be directly in Hurricane Dorian’s path. And these threats may have yielded results in the form of Friday’s […]

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Judge Rules Against Trump on Asylum Restrictions

Today a federal judge ruled to reinstate a nationwide injunction, barring the Trump administration from imposing broad restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Trump administration’s restrictions would make ineligible for asylum any asylum seekers passing through a third country on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, insisting instead that they seek […]