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News May 26
In fiscal year 2020, border encounters dropped by half while rescue rates doubled. Experts and humanitarian groups point to a Trump-era policy that continues today.
President Joe Biden at the White House in March.
Death Sentences March 12
Biden vowed to end the death penalty. A recent court filing suggests where he might start.
President Joe Biden signs an executive order at the White House in Washington, on Jan. 21.
The Lowdown January 22
Ambitious promises run up against political and practical obstacles.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrived to his arraignment in New York in 2019.
Analysis January 19
Donald Trump’s volatile approach to granting clemency epitomizes a system that many have long hoped to change.
Heavily-armed police deployed during protests over the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.
News January 8
But local cops can still receive Pentagon equipment, including automatic rifles.
A pro-Trump mob clashes with law enforcement officers during the assault on the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6.
The Lowdown January 8
Everyone's talking about sedition, treason and conspiracy. Here's what these terms actually mean and how they've been enforced.
Life Inside December 10, 2020
“From time to time you hear someone shout something like, ‘Trump cannot be stopped!’ or, ‘Let’s get this White Nazi out of power!’ There is no gray area.”
Migrant families from Central America are released at the border with orders to appear for future hearings in immigration court, on June 11, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
News November 23, 2020
Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work.
Feature November 20, 2020
25 years ago this month, “superpredator” was coined in The Weekly Standard. Media spread the term like wildfire, creating repercussions on policy and culture we are still reckoning with today.
Analysis October 30, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection carried out almost half a million child detentions during the Trump administration, data shows. More kids were held for 72 hours or more.