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ACLU Vence Las Políticas Discriminatorias de Trump En Su Primera Semana Como Presidente

Hoy es un día extraordinario. Cuando Donald Trump fue electo presidente, prometimos que si él trataba de implementar políticas inconstitucionales y anti-americanas, lo llevaríamos a los tribunales. Hoy, lo hicimos. Y ganamos. Ayer, el Presidente Trump firmó una orden ejecutiva que suspendía indefinidamente la reubicación de refugiados de Siria y suspendía la reubicación de todo refugiado por 120 días y ...

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Discrimination Under the Guise of ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Still Discrimination, President Trump

Following press reports that the White House was considering issuing an executive order that would roll back and undermine nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, the administration made clear that President Trump would not repeal a landmark executive order signed by President Obama in 2014 that prohibits businesses that contract with the federal government from discriminating against LGBT people. But this ...

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Here Is Some of the Human Misery Caused by President Trump’s Muslim Ban From Those Most Impacted

Thousands of people protest President Trump’s Muslim ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. With the sweep of his pen, President Donald Trump caused the U.S. immigration system to go into total disarray and sowed global chaos and confusion on Friday afternoon. The executive order he signed at 4:42 p.m. suspended all Syrian refugees from ...

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In President Trump’s First Week, ACLU Hands Him First Stinging Rebuke

This is a remarkable day. When Donald Trump was elected president, we promised that if he tried to implement his unconstitutional and un-American policies that we would take him to court. We did that today. And we won. Yesterday President Trump signed an executive order that suspended resettlement of Syrian refugees indefinitely, suspended all other refugee resettlement for 120 days, ...

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In Trump’s America, the Future of Police Reform Will Be Forged at the City and County Level

In the final entry in the series, “Waking Up in Trump’s America ,” Seattle Councilmember At-Large Lorena  González argues that police reform will come from pressure on local and county government and not from Washington, D.C. One of the hardest things I’ve done in my career is to sit with the family of a man whose life has been taken by ...

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President Trump Says the Dakota Access Pipeline ‘Serves the National Interest,’ Yet It Threatens Indian Rights and the Drinking Water of 18 Million People

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION, N.D. — President Trump’s executive order yesterday has an impressive-sounding title: “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High-Priority Infrastructure Projects.” What the title really should say, however, is: “How to Make Money for Big Oil Real Fast Despite the Human and Environmental Costs.”     The executive order makes no reference to the Dakota Access Pipeline, ...

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I’m Paralyzed From the Collarbone Down, and My Time in Prison Revealed a System That Robs Prisoners of Their Rights and Dignity

I have a spinal cord injury in my neck, which rendered me paralyzed from the collarbone down. When I was sentenced to prison, my physical disability should have been taken into account by the corrections officers and staff. But it wasn’t. Instead I was deprived basic care and necessary services, which put my health at risk and caused me great ...

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Government Employees Get to Have Opinions, Too

In the midst of widespread reports of a clampdown on federal agencies’ public communications by the Trump administration, lots of people are asking about what rights federal government employees have to continue speaking to the public. The short answer? It depends. The new administration is entitled to use the official channels of government – whether they be press briefings or ...

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Defiant as Ever, Water Protectors Vow to Continue the Fight Against the Dakota ‘Black Snake’ Pipeline

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION, N.D. — On his fourth day in office, President Trump took executive action that signaled his desire to complete the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. He signed a memorandum ordering the Army secretary and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “review and approve in an expedited manner…requests for approval to construct and operate the ...

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I Was a Child, But My Prison Guards Treated Me Like a Dog in Solitary Confinement

This piece originally appeared at The Guardian . As a teenager, I made some bad decisions. I got into trouble with the law. When I was 15, I was sentenced to a year at the Lincoln Hill School for Boys , a juvenile prison. I didn’t have a great idea what that meant at the time. I didn’t know they’d ...

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