Is there a way to identify gang members without racial bias? California wants an answer

By | May 9th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Brian Allen was driving home from work in July 2017 when he spotted someone from his days at Crenshaw High School. He stopped, they talked and he agreed to give the friend — an aspiring rapper with a criminal record — a ride.

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HAS ICE FOUND A WAY TO GET AROUND SANCTUARY POLICIES?

By | May 8th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its new training program for local law enforcement on Monday, the agency billed the program as a way for police in so-called “sanctuary” cities and states to cooperate with ICE.

Does ICE’s new program really allow police to skirt around their state and city’s sanctuary policies? According

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WHY IS BORDER PATROL PLANNING TO DNA TEST ASYLUM SEEKERS?

By | May 3rd, 2019|Immigration|

Next week, at two locations along the United States’ southern border, authorities will begin swabbing the cheeks of migrants and asylum seekers traveling as families to complete DNA tests. The new pilot program, first reported by CNN, seeks to identify what the Department of Homeland Security calls “fraudulent families.” The DNA tests

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Asylum Seekers Face New Restraints Under Latest Trump Orders

By | April 30th, 2019|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday ordered new restrictions on asylum seekers at the Mexican border — including application fees and work permit restraints — and directed that cases in the already clogged immigration courts be settled within 180 days.

In a memo sent to Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of homeland

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San Francisco Had an Ambitious Plan to Tackle School Segregation. It Made It Worse.

By | April 29th, 2019|Education|

SAN FRANCISCO — Like many parents in San Francisco, Melvin Canas and Delfina Ramirez described applying to public kindergarten as a part-time job. They researched schools all over the city for their daughter, Cinthya; took unpaid hours off their jobs as cooks to tour over a dozen; and ultimately ranked 15 of them

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Synagogue Shooting Keeps Religious Leaders on Edge: ‘No One Should Be Gunned Down in Worship’

By | April 29th, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

POWAY, Calif. — The rabbi had just finished comforting a congregant as she prepared to say the traditional prayer for the dead in honor of her mother when a loud crack rang out in his synagogue.

It was about halfway through the Sabbath service on Saturday when a gunman turned what was

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Unchecked ‘Hate’ Toward Rep. Ilhan Omar Has American Muslims Shuddering

By | April 26th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Makkah Ali learned that Representative Ilhan Omar had been elected, she could not get enough of the good news — someone like her, a black Muslim woman, was going to Washington to represent Americans.

But just four months into Ms. Omar’s first term, that feeling of celebration

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