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BIDEN MUST BE BOLDER ON IMMIGRATION. THE LIVES OF MILLIONS DEPEND ON IT.

One hundred days ago, President Joe Biden took the helm of a decimated immigration system, which candidate Biden had promised to restore. The lives and safety of millions of people, and the lawfulness and moral standing of our country, depend on the president’s ability to deliver on that promise. But 100 days later, his record is decidedly mixed. The Trump

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MASS IMMIGRATION DETENTION MUST END

This post was originally published in The Palm Beach Post. Former President Donald Trump stoked his 2016 election campaign by labeling immigrants as “criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.” During four years in office, he vilified immigrant communities, co-opted local law enforcement to collaborate in hunting them down and wasted billions of taxpayer dollars building a wall on our southern border that

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“I CAN’T BREATHE:” A YEAR OF RACIAL RECKONING IN AMERICA

Nearly a year after the murder of George Floyd, 20-year-old Black father Daunte Wrightwas also killed by a cop. Both men were in some of the likeliest demographics in America, by race and gender, to die in a police encounter. The killing of Daunte Wright marked nearly a decade into the Black Lives Matter movement, catalyzed by the 2012 vigilante

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THE MOVEMENT TO END POLICE VIOLENCE 1-YEAR AFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER

One year ago today, George Floyd was brutally murdered in broad daylight by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over 9 minutes and 29 seconds as he pleaded for his life. Floyd’s murder sparked the largest protests in U.S. history. What has changed in the year since Floyd’s murder and that uprising? What has not changed? Where are we heading? Let’s

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THE PEOPLE, NOT THE POLICE, SHOULD DECIDE IF AND HOW SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES ARE USED IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

Four and a half years ago, the use of surveillance technologies by local police and governments was growing exponentially. There were many factors behind this rapid growth, but the two most significant were (1) the ever-increasing pool of federal grant money that was being made available for surveillance tech purchases, and (2) that in almost every jurisdiction, local police were

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