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ProPublica and Partners Win Pulitzer Prize for MS-13 Coverage

April 15, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Get our best stories as soon as they are published. The Pulitzer Prize Board announced Monday that three articles in ProPublica’s “Trapped in Gangland” series on MS-13 by reporter Hannah Dreier won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The winning stories were jointly published […]

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Long Island Schools Move to Curb Police Role in Detaining Immigrant Students

January 10, 2019           |                                       

In an effort to prevent immigrant students from being detained and deported on questionable evidence of gang involvement, a Long Island school district is taking the lead in negotiating an agreement to limit the role of school-based police officers. At a packed, often emotional meeting Monday, the Huntington, New York, school board said it has […]

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Amazon Promises “Unwavering” Commitment to Police, Military Clients Using AI Technology

July 30, 2018           |                                       

While some Silicon Valley giants grapple with the ethics of offering cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to military and law enforcement agencies with histories of abuse, Amazon, apparently, has no reservations. When asked about the culture “gap” between Amazon employees — who have protested the sale of facial recognition technology to law enforcement — and the company’s “executive […]

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Donald Trump Law Enforcement Appointees Previously Worked for ICE Contractors

July 5, 2018           |                                       

As the recent family separation policy demonstrates, President Donald Trump wears his zeal for immigration enforcement on his sleeve. Some of his high-level appointees wear it on their savings accounts: A handful of senior officials placed in law enforcement roles by Trump previously drew their paychecks from companies that contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The officials serve in a number […]

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Trump Aims to Dismantle Protections for Immigrant Kids and Radically Expand the Family Detention System

June 26, 2018           |                                       

Amid mounting outrage over the systematic separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents, Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, sent a defensive and politically opinionated email Friday night to her workforce. The email reflects the latest data point in a mounting pile of evidence indicating that the Trump administration hopes to channel […]

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