Mitt Romney again used the 47 million Americans on food stamps a line of attack in last night’s debate. But his plan for fixing that is to simply let those families starve.
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Felipe Montes is still fighting to save his family.
One of the country’s biggest issues went largely ignored in last night’s presidential debate.
The bills, inspired in part by Colorlines.com’s Shattered Families investigation, take steps to stop U.S. citizen children from getting stuck in foster care if their parents are detained and deported.
The protracted case over Felipe Montes’s parental rights will continue another day.
Herman Wallace is a 70-year-old man who’s spent every day of his life in prison since he was convicted of bank robbery in 1967. Here’s his uncanny path to freedom.
Topics: Criminal Justice
The government has a plan to expand private prisons for immigrants, despite those facilities’ deadly track record.
The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.
A program that was meant to make New York City “safer” from would-be terrorists has proven to be an abysmal failure. But city officials aren’t budging.
Seth Freed Wessler reports.
Felipe Montes has been fighting for 21 months to regain custody of his three children.
As recent news shows, determining what’s in a kid’s best interest is far from an objective standard. It’s easily swayed by biases about poor people, about undocumented people, about people of color.
Felipe Montes is one of thousands of deported or detained parents fighting to keep custody of their U.S. citizen children. He has won a rare chance at the due process child courts grant everyone else.
The highly unusual reprieve from ICE follows intense public scrutiny of Felipe Montes’ case since Colorlines.com broke the story of his family’s separation.
Georgia followed Florida’s example in forcing safety-net recipients to get drug tests, despite the fact that neither law is likely to stand up in court. Why? Because actual policymaking was never the point.
Despite the Obama administration’s protest of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, federal immigration officials are poised to continue detaining people rounded up through the state’s “show me your papers” law.
The legal wrangling is not nearly done. The Supreme Court let the law stand based on the administration’s colorblind challenge, but justices invited a future debate over racial profiling.
Administration officials say the program will be lifted in any state that implements a law similar to Arizona’s SB 1070.