The Mass Immigration Raids That Weren’t

For the second time in less than a month, the mass immigration raids that President Donald Trump promised to carry out have failed to materialize. In June, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was due to target thousands of people living in the U.S. without proper documentation in 10 major cities, including Baltimore, Chicago, Los […]

Why Alex Acosta Is Resigning as Labor Secretary

Another Trump administration cabinet member bites the dust. President Trump announced Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down. But what led to his resignation? Multi-millionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein was indicted in New York on Monday on charges related to a sex trafficking ring he reportedly operated in New York and Florida […]

What to Expect From the Second Democratic Debate

The first round of democratic debates saw 20 candidates take the stage in Miami, with issues like healthcare, immigration, and racial discrimination dominating the conversation. Longtime frontrunners made their mark (who could forget Kamala Harris going after Joe Biden over busing?), and candidates like former Housing and Urban Development Secretary  Julián Castro gained noticeability. Now the […]

Activists Worry About Potential Abuse of Face Scans for ICE

Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers’ knowledge or consent. Public records obtained by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology provided the first proof that […]

Who Is Tom Steyer? Billionaire Activist Might Be 26th Democratic Presidential Candidate

The Democratic Party might be getting another 2020 presidential candidate added to its already crowded field. Tom Steyer, billionaire activist and philanthropist, has plans to become the latest candidate to enter the race, according to several reports.  Steyer is the founder and former co-managing partner of Farallon Capital, the hedge fund at which he built […]