Act 22 in Effect: Body Cam Might Not Have Helped in PA

Alex Wubbels stood her ground. Screenshot via CNN. By Matt Stroud, ACLU-PA Criminal Justice Researcher A registered nurse, Alex Wubbels, exposed police brutality in a Salt Lake City hospital this week by releasing barbaric body camera footage to the public. … Continued

CLASP Responds to Charlottesville

From CLASP ( This statement from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) can be attributed to Oliva Golden, CLASP Executive Director  Washington, DC, August 15, 2017—The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) stands firmly with others in expressing … Continued

Watch “Immigrant Rights are Human Rights” on The Gathering

From Repairers of the Breach ( Elected officials have been using fear of the stranger to ban Muslims and refugees, militarize our borders, and target black and brown immigrants (including children and families) for detention and deportation. As people of … Continued

Urge Congress and the White House to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Persons Fleeing Violence in Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen

From Church World Service ( Right now, President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are considering whether or not to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians, Sudanese, Somalis, and Yemenis in the United States. In response to … Continued

Urge Congress to Pass Trafficking Victims Protection Act

From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops ( Background H.R. 2200, The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017, would reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. The TVPA, the original foundational anti-trafficking legislation … Continued

Secretary Kelly Statement on the Limited Extension of Haiti’s Designation for Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today announced his decision to extend—for an additional six months—the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti. This extension is effective July 23, 2017 through January 22, 2018. “After careful review of the … Continued