Detainees at Otay Mesa immigration detention center in San Diego.
Trump’s executive order to end family separations at the border is too little too late, a human rights expert writes. Indefinitely detaining immigrants is breaking the law.
Immigration proceedings look a lot like criminal trials, with immigrants often brought in handcuffed.
The attorney general can decide immigration cases because immigration courts are part of the DOJ, not the judiciary. This congested system has 345,000 open cases. Most will likely end in deportation.
Children at an immigrant family separation protest in Phoenix.
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Who's in charge of deciding how immigrants coming over the US-Mexico border are treated? Both Congress and the executive branch have power, a legal scholar explains.
Children listen to speakers during an immigration family separation protest in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Donald Trump's policy to separate children from their migrant parents lays bare his fascism. The time has come for Americans to resist this act of domestic terrorism.
A protest against the family separation policy in Los Angeles in mid June.
The US attorney general cited Paul's letter to the Romans to justify the Trump administration family separation policy. Here's why that's a misreading of the Bible.
Jeff Sessions is citing the Bible in defending the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
A group of asylum seekers raise their hands as they approach RCMP officers while crossing the Canadian border at Champlain, N.Y., in 2017.
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A recent decision by the United States to deny asylum for victims of domestic abuse will have unintended consequences for Canada.
The MS-13 gang operates in Central America, Mexico and the U.S. But so far its efforts to get into the drug business have failed.
Trump justice officials portray the Salvadoran gang MS-13 as a powerful drug cartel staffed with criminal undocumented immigrants. That's a dangerous mistake if you actually want to prevent violence.
Immigrants and activists demonstrate in front of the Republican Party headquarters in Washington.
AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo
Conservatives on migration claim that allowing the DACA recipients to stay shows disrespect for the law. The moral principles that underlie the American legal system, however, tell a different story.
Customers lining up to legally buy recreational marijuana in West Hollywood, Calif.
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The attorney general's memo portended an end to a hands-off approach to this enforcement conundrum. It could backfire.
Bill Clinton, at a wind farm in Panama’s Cocle province built with the Clinton Foundation’s support.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’
Research from the last few decades suggest marijuana helps more than it harms. But Jeff Sessions' proposed crackdown would take us back nearly a century.
Patients in 29 states can legally use medical marijuana to treat their symptoms.
Patients in 29 states rely on medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea, seizures and other ailments. But all that could change.
U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.
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Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
The authorities don’t need a conviction or even for a suspect to be charged with a crime before seizing a car, cash or even a house.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
Democrats call for Republicans to stand up to President Trump’s DACA decision.
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Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how.
A rally in support of DACA outside of the White House.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Research shows that for many young people, discovering they were undocumented led to significant mental distress. After DACA they found peace of mind.
An officer and his dog walk the halls at a school in Indianapolis.
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When police coax information from low-level offenders with threats of harsh sentencing, it breeds distrust in the community and ultimately contributes to mass incarceration.
Has D.A.R.E. moved beyond the “just say no” days of the ‘80’s and '90’s?
AP Photo/Nick Ut
Jeff Sessions was met with considerable skepticism when he announced his desire to revive D.A.R.E. But it turns out that the current program is nothing like the ineffective D.A.R.E. of the '80's and '90's.
Riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.