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Trump Is Now Deploying Unidentified ICE Agents to Arrest Protesters in Democratic-Run Cities

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Trump Is Now Deploying Unidentified ICE Agents to Arrest Protesters in Democratic-Run Cities

Protests in Portland have been punctuated by horror stories of unidentified federal agents in military garb snatching protesters off the streets in Oregon. The goal of the agents’ presence and the authority under which they are operating has been unclear, other than it serves the president’s authoritarian taste for strongman bullying and his need to do something, anything, to revive his reelection hopes. Having conceded defeat to the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump needs a straw man enemy to prop up and spar with over the next several months in hopes of scaring Americans into thinking there is a greater threat to...


Trump tells census to not count undocumented people for purposes of deciding House apportionment

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Trump tells census to not count undocumented people for purposes of deciding House apportionment

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday claiming that undocumented migrants should not be counted in the census for purposes of deciding how many members of Congress are apportioned to each state – though the practical impact of the president's expected move is uncertain at best."Respect for the law and protection of the integrity of the democratic process warrant the exclusion of illegal aliens from the apportionment base, to the extent feasible and to the maximum extent of the President's discretion under the law," Trump said in the brief document.The memo, which the White House presaged for months,...


A Secret Memo Revealed How A Transgender Immigrant Bleeding From Her Rectum Waited 13 Days For Care While Jailed By ICE

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A Secret Memo Revealed How A Transgender Immigrant Bleeding From Her Rectum Waited 13 Days For Care While Jailed By ICE

An email from Homeland Security investigators to ICE leadership revealed poor health care conditions at a remote jail in New Mexico. ICE officials waited months to move people from the facility. A transgender immigrant locked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a private, remote New Mexico jail told staff she was bleeding from her rectum — and then had to wait 13 days for urgent medical care, according to a secret memo sent by a top Department of Homeland Security official to ICE leadership and obtained by BuzzFeed News. When the woman was finally tested, the memo said, “it was...


ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.

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ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.

In a swift reversal, the Trump administration has agreed to rescind a directive that would have barred international college students from the U.S. if their colleges offered classes entirely online in the fall semester. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rule change, released last week, would have prohibited foreign students from entering or remaining in the country to take fully online course loads. A number of colleges and universities had already announced plans to offer online-only classes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The agency's July 6 announcement was met with immediate backlash. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the U.S. government in...


The COVID-19 Crisis Is Exploding Inside ICE Detention Centers

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The COVID-19 Crisis Is Exploding Inside ICE Detention Centers
Thousands of guards and detainees are testing positive in facilities where safety and social distancing are impossible.