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‘Dreamer’ Released After Being Swept Up in Trump’s Immigration Raids

“Like the three-quarters of a million Dreamers in this country, Daniel was brought to the United States as a child and knows no other home,” said Mark Rosenbaum, a member of Daniel Ramirez Medina’s legal team. “This is an important first...Show More Summary

Supporters Urge New York to Stop Prosecuting 16-Year-Olds as Adults

“We have a justice system in New York that is addicted to punishment." The post Supporters Urge New York to Stop Prosecuting 16-Year-Olds as Adults appeared first on Rewire.

Racial Justice Groups Denounce GOP’s Repeal of Broadband Privacy Rules

“There are some that would falsely claim that low-income communities would rather be tracked by AT&T, Comcast and Verizon in order to get discounts online than have their constitutional right to privacy protected—but that's utterly ridiculous...Show More Summary

Holocaust Survivor to ICE Director: ‘History Is Not on Your Side’

In this video clip created by CREDO Mobile with footage from CBS 13 Sacramento, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps confronts the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about the immigration...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Quietly Erases LGBTQ Questions From Census

"If the government doesn’t know how many LGBTQ people live in a community, how can it do its job to ensure we’re getting fair and adequate access to the rights, protections, and services we need?" said Meghan Maury of the National LGBTQ Task Force. The post Trump Administration Quietly Erases LGBTQ Questions From Census appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Abortion Activists Face Felony Charges After Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign

The anti-choice front group's discredited smear campaign triggered a string of GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and stoked violence against abortion care providers. The post Anti-Abortion Activists Face Felony Charges After Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign appeared first on Rewire.

Is ICE Trying to End Public Oversight of Detention Conditions?

Stakeholder tours, coupled with visitation programs and calls to the Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement hotline for detainees, often help volunteers decide which facilities most need independent oversight. The post Is ICE Trying to End Public Oversight of Detention Conditions? appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Is Paving the Way for Erosion of Immigrants’ Privacy Rights

Under Trump’s January 25 executive order, noncitizens who are not green card holders can be subjected to having their names and personal information released and shared without their knowledge or consent. The post Trump Is Paving the Way for Erosion of Immigrants’ Privacy Rights appeared first on Rewire.

‘Junk Science’ Anti-Choice Bill Hits Roadblock in Indiana

Since 2015, bills requiring pregnant patients be informed about “abortion reversal” have been introduced by Republican lawmakers in California, Colorado, Georgia, and North Carolina. Republican governors in Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, and Utah have signed similar bills into law. The post ‘Junk Science’ Anti-Choice Bill Hits Roadblock in Indiana appeared first on Rewire.

Not All Gorsuch Religious Liberty Decisions Are Alike

Although the Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed the vote on his nomination until next week, it's worth taking a closer look at the Supreme Court nominee's record on protecting the faith of people in prison. The post Not All Gorsuch Religious Liberty Decisions Are Alike appeared first on Rewire.

Republicans Ax Worker Protections Against Wage Theft

“By repealing these protections, Mr. Trump and congressional Republicans let contractors with even the worst track records off the hook–a punch in the gut to workers, taxpayers, and law-abiding businesses," said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project The post Republicans Ax Worker Protections Against Wage Theft appeared first on Rewire.

Salvadoran Woman Becomes First Person to Be Granted Asylum Due to Regressive Abortion Laws

After giving birth in the latrine of her home in 2011, an unconscious Maria Teresa Rivera was taken to a public hospital. There, she was accused of provoking an abortion and sent to jail. The post Salvadoran Woman Becomes First Person to Be Granted Asylum Due to Regressive Abortion Laws appeared first on Rewire.

Obamacare Lives as Republicans Yank Unpopular Health-Care Bill

After a day of “will they, won’t they” negotiations on Capitol Hill and at the White House, GOP leaders couldn’t muster the 215 votes needed for passage. The post Obamacare Lives as Republicans Yank Unpopular Health-Care Bill appeared first on Rewire.

On ACA Anniversary, Health-Care Advocates Say ‘#WeFightBack’

Health-care advocates gathered yesterday at Freedom Plaza to mark the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), his signature health-care reform law. Rewire was on the scene as #WeFightBack...Show More Summary

Virginia Governor Puts Kibosh on GOP’s Religious Imposition Bills

The Republican-backed measures would have protected from civil liability those who actively discriminate against same-sex couples. The post Virginia Governor Puts Kibosh on GOP’s Religious Imposition Bills appeared first on Rewire.

Trump Puts Anti-LGBTQ Activist in Charge of Civil Rights Office

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said the president has “once again put the fox in charge of the hen house,” by appointing someone to a government agency who directly opposes the agency’s mission. The post Trump Puts Anti-LGBTQ Activist in Charge of Civil Rights Office appeared first on Rewire.

Black Women Stand to Lose the Most Under the GOP Health Plan

When Trump and his administration are making plans to “have insurance for everybody,” he needs to mean us too. The post Black Women Stand to Lose the Most Under the GOP Health Plan appeared first on Rewire.

Arkansas’ Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Would Discriminate Against Asian American Women

We refuse to be silent as state legislators use false stereotypes and misleading language to deny Asian American women the same access to safe, confidential, and comprehensive reproductive care as anyone else. The post Arkansas’ Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Would Discriminate Against Asian American Women appeared first on Rewire.

Kentucky Governor Signs Redundant ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law

“The bill misunderstands the very purpose of hate crimes—to protect communities that have been marginalized within our society and who are at a higher risk of facing violence simply because of an immutable characteristic they share,” the ACLU of Kentucky said in a statement. The post Kentucky Governor Signs Redundant ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law appeared first on Rewire.

Former Colorado GOP Official Faces Prison Time on Voter Fraud Charge

A former Colorado Republican Party chairman who’s said people should be punished for having abortion care allegedly cast his ex-wife's vote in the 2016 election. The post Former Colorado GOP Official Faces Prison Time on Voter Fraud Charge appeared first on Rewire.

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