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November 23, 2020
Biden Will Try to Unmake Trump’s Immigration Agenda. It Won’t Be Easy.
Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work.
September 24, 2019
How the United States created the largest immigrant detention system in the world.
August 14, 2019
Epstein’s Death Highlights A Staffing Crisis in Federal Prisons
A hiring freeze by the Trump administration shrank the federal prison workforce at twice the rate of the declining prison population.
December 16, 2018
Can You Pass Our 2018 Quiz?
Test your memory on some of the year’s top criminal justice stories.
November 19, 2018
Here's Why Jeff Sessions' Parting Shot Is Worse Than You Thought
Former attorney general’s directives make it easy to render federal action against abusive police departments ineffective.
Christy E. Lopez
November 7, 2018
The Immigration Crisis Jeff Sessions Leaves Behind
Assessing the ousted attorney general's legacy on President Trump's favorite issue.
October 25, 2018
How Jeff Sessions Is Undermining Trump’s Prison Reform Agenda
The president wants to send more prisoners to halfway houses. The Justice Department is doing exactly the opposite.
September 14, 2018
Zero Tolerance Lives On
And it’s sapping energy from other law enforcement missions
June 12, 2018
Is Domestic Violence Private?
It took 20 years for courts to say no. It took Jeff Sessions no time to say yes.
May 20, 2018
Sending Even More Immigrants to Prison
Despite Jeff Sessions’ new zero-tolerance mandate along the border, the Justice Department has prioritized immigration offenses for years.