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Hate crimes in the U.S. are so commonplace they seem routine

Documenting Hate’s catalogue of incidents captures the seeming ordinariness of many of them. ... Read more»

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Victims in thousands of potential hate crimes never notify police

More than half of the people who said they were the victim of a hate crime in recent years did not report the incidents to police. When victims did report to the police, their assailants were arrested in just 10 percent of the cases.... Read more»

ICE officers told to take action against all undocumented immigrants encountered while on duty

The head of ICE's deportation unit has directed officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories — apparently pushing for even tougher action than the Trump administration has publicly promised.... Read more»

The flaws in Trump's commission on voter fraud

The commission said states’ voter rolls will be run against federal databases to find potential fraudulent registrations — a move experts say will result in thousands of errors and could distort fraud. ... Read more»

A Wisconsin Republican looks back with regret at voter ID and redistricting fights

Republican efforts to impose voter ID laws and redraw election districts both wound up in federal court. Dale Schultz ended 30 years in state politics lamenting the recent displays of partisanship. ... Read more»

Presidential commission demands massive amounts of state voter data

A commission created by President Trump to enhance confidence in America’s elections has asked all 50 states for copies of their voter records which often include names, addresses and ages. The commission has said it intends to make the information widely available. ... Read more»

Facebook’s secret censorship rules protect white men from hate speech, but not black kids

A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression. ... Read more»1

Man about to pick up newborn son after surgery arrested by ICE agents

The case of Oscar Millan shows ICE’s renewed focus on strict immigration enforcement. Under the Obama administration, agents had discretion in cases of immigrants with gravely sick children.... Read more»

Trump’s immigration pick attacked Obama programs in ghost-written Senate letters

If letters written by Lee Francis Cissna, the president’s nominee to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, are any guide, he’s poised to dismantle Obama-era policies like a humanitarian program for Central American children. ... Read more»

Detained immigrants often hundreds of miles from legal help

Only a tiny percentage of detained immigrants have attorneys, leaving even those with solid cases to stay in the United States to fend for themselves. ... Read more»

Ex-head of anti-immigration group named ombudsman at U.S. immigration agency

As FAIR official, Julie Kirchner advocated harsh restrictions on immigrants. Now her job is to provide them assistance. ... Read more»

U.S. immigration agency will lose millions because it can't process visas fast enough

Fees from so-called “premium processing” to expedite H-1B visas have paid for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ efforts to digitize. But the agency hasn’t been able to keep up with demand, forcing it to suspend its cash cow. ... Read more»

Trump admin has funds for just 7 miles of border wall

During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles long. The number of miles the president currently has money for: seven.... Read more»

Trump's 'Buy American' pledge at risk with border wall

Current trade agreements mean foreign companies, including some big firms in Mexico, might well get in on the building of the president’s wall. ... Read more»

Trump’s Defense secretary cites climate change as national security challenge

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has asserted that climate change is real, and a threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere, a position that appears at odds with the views of the president who appointed him and many in the administration in which he serves.... Read more»

Can border officials search your phone? These are your rights

Recent detentions and seizures of phones and other material from travelers to the United States have sparked alarm. We detail what powers Customs and Border Protection officials have over you and your devices. ... Read more»

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