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October 30, 2020
500,000 Kids, 30 Million Hours: Trump’s Vast Expansion of Child Detention
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.
Andrew R. Calderón
April 8, 2020
Trump Administration Tells Some Business Owners “Do Not Apply” for Coronavirus Loans
SBA says people with criminal records aren't eligible for some emergency loans, even though experts say the law doesn't exclude them.
November 7, 2018
The Immigration Crisis Jeff Sessions Leaves Behind
Assessing the ousted attorney general's legacy on President Trump's favorite issue.
November 2, 2018
Five Lies In Trump’s Favorite Campaign Ad
Several reasons why the Luis Bracamontes video is grossly misleading or just plain false.
September 19, 2018
This Agency Tried to Fix the Race Gap in Juvenile Justice. Then Came Trump
A new presidential appointee has quietly changed decades-old federal policies meant to improve racial disparities in youth incarceration.
August 23, 2018
A Reader’s Guide to Our Constitutional Crisis
What you need to know about the week’s momentous legal and political news in Trumpland.
May 1, 2018
Trump’s Quiet War on Migrant Kids
How the administration is turning child protection into law enforcement
March 30, 2018
The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
February 28, 2018
After nearly a decade in detention, Haroon Gul believed he had a chance at freedom. Then came President Trump.
January 19, 2018
Lost in Court
A visit to Trump’s immigration bedlam.