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Arizona Senate Passes Measure that Could Place Protesters Under Racketeering Laws

Arizona Senate Passes Measure that Could Place Protesters Under Racketeering Laws

Arizona state legislators are considering legislation that could allow some people to be charged with conspiracy under racketeering laws if they are involved in a protest that becomes a riot, a move that could send a chill through protests, critics say. The bill would add “rioting to the list of offenses that can be pursued […]

Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority and questioning its motives. The panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court […]

Deportation of Mom Prompts Ariz. Blockade for ‘Justice’ and Outrage

Deportation of Mom Prompts Ariz. Blockade for ‘Justice’ and Outrage

PHOENIX (AP) — The deportation of an immigrant mother in Phoenix who was granted leniency during the Obama administration provides an early example of how President Donald Trump plans to carry through on his vow to crack down on illegal immigration. The case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos became a rallying cry Thursday for immigrant […]

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Seattle, Wa. (AP) – A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country. U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled against government lawyers’ claims […]

California Blazes Trail With Idea to Become an Immigrant Sanctuary

California Blazes Trail With Idea to Become an Immigrant Sanctuary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate ramped up their fight Tuesday against President Donald Trump, advancing bills that would create a statewide sanctuary for people in the country illegally, provide money to pay lawyers for immigrants facing deportation and hamper any attempt to create a Muslim registry. The moves in the nation’s […]

Pipelines and Presidents: Why Rights and Mother Earth Matter

Pipelines and Presidents: Why Rights and Mother Earth Matter

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to move forward with building the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. We believe this does nothing to protect millions of families and uphold the human right to clean water. Native Americans and our allies are organized and prepared to advance the resistance against continued investment in […]

President Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Lawsuit by Washington State

President Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Lawsuit by Washington State

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s attorney general said on Jan. 30 that he is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. The move makes Washington the first state to announce a legal action against the Trump administration over one of its […]

Travel Ban on Refugees Is Also Denounced by Faith Groups

Travel Ban on Refugees Is Also Denounced by Faith Groups

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher had just finished the morning’s Shabbat service when he received an urgent message: Rabbis were needed at New York’s Kennedy Airport. People were being detained under President Donald Trump’s sharp travel restrictions on refugees. Would he come pray? By sundown, Mosbacher was part a group of rabbis at the airport, playing guitar […]

Opinion: A Strong Democracy Means Sanctuary and Safety for All

Opinion: A Strong Democracy Means Sanctuary and Safety for All

Cities and counties around the country are taking the audacious step of declaring their municipal governments sanctuaries to demonstrate solidarity with immigrants and refugees who reside within their jurisdictions. The bold declarations are necessary and responsible actions that respond to the increased threats by President Donald Trump about targeting immigrants and refugees for mass deportation. […]

Immigrant Rights Advocates Criticize Border Wall Idea – and Prepare

Immigrant Rights Advocates Criticize Border Wall Idea – and Prepare

Immigrants and social justice advocates on Wednesday quickly denounced President Donald Trump’s executive order to build a massive border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and say they’re prepared to continue to raise their voice on the issue. Trump’s decisions also included executive actions to cut funding for “sanctuary” cities and increase the number of U.S. […]

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