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Judge Gives U.S. 6 Months to Account for Thousands More Separated Migrant Families

By | April 26th, 2019|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Thursday gave the Trump administration six months to locate thousands more children and parents who were potentially separated at the southern border under a policy intended to deter illegal immigration.

Early this year, it came to light that many more children

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DOES THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT BAN DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBT PEOPLE? THE SUPREME COURT PLANS TO DECIDE.

By | April 23rd, 2019|LGBTQ+|

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear several cases deciding whether federal protections apply to LGBT people—specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

For each of these cases, the issue revolves around the meaning

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ARMED MILITIAS ON THE BORDER HAVE A LONG—AND OFTEN RACIST—HISTORY

By | April 23rd, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

The videos that went viral on April 16th shocked viewers: Shaky camera footage from the New Mexico desert shows heavily armed, non-governmental militia members “arresting” hundreds of migrant families at gunpoint. Flashlights illuminate the faces of children and their parents as they kneel in the dirt, detained by the vigilantes until Border Patrol

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers

By | April 22nd, 2019|LGBTQ+|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would decide whether a federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and transgender workers. The law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbids employment discrimination based on sex. The question for the justices is whether that language bars discrimination based on

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A ‘hidden’ community of Nepalese migrants fights to remain in U.S.

By | April 17th, 2019|Immigration|

In an earlier life in Kathmandu, Keshav Bhattarai owned a two-bedroom home where his large extended family gathered to share stories and celebrate Dashain, a festival honoring the victory of Hindu gods over evil demons. Day to day, he managed an office supply store in Nepal’s capital.

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LAPD records drop in shootings by officers but still leads the nation

By | April 17th, 2019|Police & Community|

The use of deadly force by Los Angeles police and the number of suspects killed in violent encounters dropped in 2018, officials reported Tuesday.

Even with reductions, the LAPD led the nation in fatal police shootings last year, with 14, the report said.

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In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers

By | April 17th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday took another significant step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests.

The order issued by Attorney General William P. Barr was an effort to

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When It Comes To Police Reform, Insurance Companies May Play A Role

By | April 12th, 2019|Police & Community|

For all the talk in the last couple of years about reforming police, there are limits to what the government can do. But there may be another way, and it involves insurance companies.

John Rappaport, an assistant law professor at the University of Chicago, says he spent years studying police reform before it dawned on him

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