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Marcia Brown

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Marcia Brown is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. Her email is mbrown@prospect.org.

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The ‘public charge’ rule won’t take effect today. But its origins show the Trump administration’s true intent. Read more

Law and Justice

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In refugee-style camps from Matamoros to Tijuana, hundreds of asylum seekers are forced to wait under the Remain in Mexico policy—with dangerous implications for public health. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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As part of Trump’s Justice Department, immigration courts are compelled to enforce his political agenda. Read more

Law and Justice

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Victor Juhasz

An obscure, decades-old provision called “compromise and settlement” authority could allow the Department of Education to opt out of collecting trillions in debt. Read more

Day One Agenda

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Seeking to relieve the pressure from asylum seekers in border towns, Mexico bused asylum seekers south. The country’s practices could violate international law. Read more

America and the World

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Last week, Trump took his fight against asylum seekers straight to the top, and the Supreme Court okayed it. Sotomayor and Ginsburg thought that set a scary precedent. Read more

Law and Justice

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Long-distance victims of Trump’s war on immigrants, African migrants have few options for refuge and fewer ways to support themselves while they wait. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Inspired by a recent Kansas-Missouri pact, Garden State lawmakers may warm to reforms that scale back competition with New York and Pennsylvania over jobs. Read more

Housing and Transportation

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At the resolutions committee meeting Thursday morning, two hours of debate only yielded a non-DNC sanctioned discussion—not a climate debate. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Tomorrow the DNC votes on a resolution to hold a climate debate, but Chair Tom Perez’s competing resolution would undermine that effort. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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A new poll shows fewer than a quarter of voters in any state favor the outright abortion bans some Republicans are now trying to enact. Read more

Law and Justice

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Governments in both states have wooed Kansas City–area businesses with tax breaks to relocate across state lines. Now they’re partnering to stop the giveaways. Read more

Economic Policy

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Democrats are talking about decriminalizing the border, but they’re missing the point—and it will cost them. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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A survey of the advisers and staffers behind the leading presidential hopefuls Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The Trump administration’s latest rule sought to bar virtually all asylum seekers from filing in the U.S.—and a federal judge in California just blocked it. Read more

Law and Justice

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How the interim final rule announced Monday could play out in the courts, and the devastating consequences it could have for asylum seekers Read more

Civil Rights in America

An interim final rule from the Trump administration, which they say could begin as soon as tomorrow, could have a stronger effect than the rumored “safe third country” agreement.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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If the U.S. signs a “safe third country” agreement with Guatemala, migrants seeking refuge will have to file for asylum in the Northern Triangle country. Read more

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Canada’s safe third country agreement with the United States has become a flashpoint in upcoming national elections. Read more

America and the World

Julián Castro’s remark on reproductive justice has the potential to change the way Democrats talk about access to health care. Read more

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