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Uproar Is Likely After DHS Chief Tells Critics to ‘Shut Up’ on Immigration

Uproar Is Likely After DHS Chief Tells Critics to ‘Shut Up’ on Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday bluntly challenged members of Congress critical of the Trump administration’s aggressive approach to immigration enforcement to either change the laws or “shut up.” In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state […]…

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

GOULD, Ark. — The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818 souls, William El-Amin, the former local police chief, noticed something unusual. El-Amin, now 38, grew up in Little Rock. He had worked there as a probation and parole officer before joining the Gould Police Department in 2011. Like […]…

On How Alabama Is Blazing a Trail of Social Justice Resistance

On How Alabama Is Blazing a Trail of Social Justice Resistance

Alabama has long been a seedbed for some of the nation’s most repressive policies and practices, many of which are now centerpieces of the new presidential administration. Alabama’s notorious anti-immigrant legislation, known as HB 56, helped lay the groundwork for the current national anti-immigrant hysteria. Not only has Alabama exported the policies of HB 56 […]…

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio’s Famed Tent City Jail

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio’s Famed Tent City Jail

PHOENIX (AP) — The new sheriff of metro Phoenix announced Tuesday that he’s closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. The decision by Sheriff Paul Penzone to close the 24-year-old Tent City complex will undo a critical piece of Arpaio’s political legacy. He […]…