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Jan 14, 2019
Death Penalty Opponents in NH See Chance for Repeal in 2019
New Hampshire is the only state in New England with the death penalty and one of 30 states nationwide.
Jan 13, 2019
Politically Speaking: Uptick in Border Apprehensions
(NBC 7)
As the border wall is hotly debated during the partial government shutdown, the rise in the number of border apprehensions takes center stage.
Jan 12, 2019
The Border Patrol Has Been a Cult of Brutality Since 1924
(The Intercept)
Since its founding in the early 20th century, the U.S. Border Patrol has operated with near-complete impunity.
Jan 10, 2019
Arizona lags the nation in criminal justice reform
(Arizona Capitol Times)
Arizona needs to abandon a tough-on-crime mentality that drives mass incarceration.
Jan 10, 2019
Letter in error on local refugee group
(Indiana Gazette)
An AFSC volunteer sets the record straight on refugee support work in Indiana.
Jan 8, 2019
Viewers in Tijuana and San Diego say nothing new in Trump prime-time border speech
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Many San Diegans who tuned in for President Donald Trump’s prime-time speech on border security said they didn’t hear anything new.
Jan 6, 2019
Two weeks later, no sign of 'Remain in Mexico' policy in action at San Ysidro Port of Entry
(Los Angeles Times)
More than two weeks after the Trump administration announced a new policy that would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their turns in U.S. immigration court, there is no sign that it has been implemented.
Jan 5, 2019
Community Gathers At State Capitol To Support Mother In Sanctuary
(CBS 4)
People rallied at the Colorado State Capitol building for Ingrid Encalada Latorre, who is in sanctuary at a Boulder church.
Jan 4, 2019
It’s Time to Get Serious About Prison Reform
(Common Dreams)
Over 80,000 people are locked up in isolation cells every day in America.
Jan 3, 2019
Why I Protested At The U.S.-Mexico Border And Got Arrested
Hussam Ayloush from CAIR-LA explains why he got arrested at the Love Knows No Borders day of action.
Jan 3, 2019
‘Rapid response’ aims to support immigrants
(Jackson Hole News & Guide)
Group is similar to those in Colorado that offer quick legal help, solid information.
Jan 2, 2019
Make 2019 the year your nonprofit does better with data
Whether you're a data evangelist or a data-phobe, there are simple steps you can take to improve how your organization thinks about and uses data to advance its mission.
Jan 2, 2019
"Love Knows No Borders" Protest at US-Mexico Border
(Free Speech TV)
Free Speech TV mini documentary on the Love Knows No Borders action.
Jan 1, 2019
Prisons are housing mental health patients who've committed no crimes
(American Bar Association Journal)
Imprisoning people dealing with mental illness is common in New Hampshire and across the country.
Dec 30, 2018
End the SNAP ban for people with drug felonies
(Herald Dispatch)
Everyone deserves access to basic necessities.
Dec 30, 2018
We Need to Revive the Nuclear Disarmament Movement Now
(History News Network)
Decades of organizing for a nuclear free world can inform today's strategies.
Dec 29, 2018
'No to $5 Billion, No to $2.1 Billion, No to $1.6 Billion': Progressive Groups Pressure Democrats to Reject Any Funding for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
(Common Dreams)
Dozens of advocacy groups urge lawmakers to reject any additional funding for detention beds, ICE and Border Patrol agents, and other harmful enforcement.
Dec 27, 2018
Border security
(Baltimore Sun)
A commentator questions the notion of "border security."
Dec 26, 2018
What will you do about the state of education?
(Saint Louis American )
The school system funnels young people of color into the school-to-prison pipeline.
Dec 25, 2018
Faith teaches us to welcome immigrants
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
People of faith gather for a vigil to express solidarity with migrants and refugees.
Dec 25, 2018
Indian-American faith leaders and activists join protest against Trump’s wall
(India Abroad)
Indian-Americans joined hands with scores of people from other religious faiths in a Gandhian-style civil disobedience on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 24, 2018
Showing Up at the Border for Our Shared Humanity
(Common Dreams)
Two thousand years ago, a young mother and father fled for their lives and left everything behind for the safety of their child.
Dec 23, 2018
Here's praying that border park lives up to its name: Friendship
(Greensboro News and Record)
Rev. Julie Peeples reflects on her participation in the Love Knows No Borders day of action.
Dec 23, 2018
Murphy, use pardons to stop Trump from deporting immigrants
Gov. Murphy has the power to stop some deportations in New Jersey.
Dec 22, 2018
The First Step Act Could Be A Big Gift to Corecivic And The Private Prison Industry
(The Intercept)
The First Step Act opens the door for more privatized forms of incarceration.



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