• Groups Question Possible Pollution at Planned Migrant Detention Centers

    Suzanne Potter California News Service CONCORD, Calif. – A coalition of health, labor and environmental groups is asking the Trump administration to release specific locations for immigrant detention centers to be built on military bases – sites that may be polluted. President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border...
  • Addressing Families Separated by Mass Incarceration

    Soundbite Services Children with a parent in prison are more likely to experience mental-health problems and face additional education challenges. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)YPSILANTI, Mich. — For weeks, Americans have been gripped by reports of young children being separated from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border, and human rights activists are...
  • Colorado ICE Encampment Issues Three Demands

    Eric Galatas Public News Service CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Coloradans are joining protesters in California, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas against actions taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Nearly a dozen tents have been set up outside ICE’s Denver field office in Centennial, and demonstrators say...
  • Judge Mulls Injunction to Stop 3-D Gun Blueprints Online

    Suzanne Potter California News Service AUSTIN, Texas – The age of the downloadable gun may be upon us, as a Texas federal judge weighs whether to stop the online posting of blueprints to make untraceable firearms. Gun-violence prevention groups asked for an injunction at a last-ditch hearing yesterday. The...
  • Federal Appeals Court Rules President’s “Sanctuary Jurisdictions” Executive Order is Unconstitutional

    Bars De-Funding Anywhere in California   SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – In a forceful rebuke to the Trump Administration, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday August 1st that the President’s attempt to strip funding from so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions” violates the Constitution.  The ruling permanently bars the Trump...
  • El Condado interviene en una demanda relacionada con el censo

    Logro es proteger el principio de que los residentes indocumentados son “personas” bajo la Constitución   CONDADO DE SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA. El Condado de Santa Clara solicitó la semana pasada autorización para intervenir en una demanda federal a fin de defender la práctica establecida de la Oficina del Censo de...
  • County of Santa Clara Intervenes in Census-Related Lawsuit

    In Order to Protect Principle that Undocumented Residents Are “Persons” Under the Constitution   SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Last week the County of Santa Clara sought permission to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the U.S. Census Bureau’s longstanding practice of counting all people, regardless of immigration status, in the...
  • “Civil Rights Advocates Urge Public to Comment on 2020 Census”

    Mark Hedin Special to El Observador Civil rights leaders joined census policy experts July 17 in an urgent plea, particularly to communities of color, for a show of public activism and force to derail a fast-moving Trump administration effort to officially ignore them. The fight begins by taking full advantage of a narrow...
  • ¿INCOMPETENCIA O MALDAD?

    José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Sólo hay dos maneras de interpretar la imagen de caos que reina dentro de la administración del presidente Donald Trump para cumplir con las órdenes judiciales que lo obligan a reunificar a los miles de niños migrantes, la mayoría procedentes de América central,...