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The Trump administration is refusing to fully reinstate DACA

The Trump administration is refusing to fully reinstate DACA

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is considering trying again to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and will not be accepting new applications from immigrants who hope to gain its protections, throwing the future of hundreds of thousands young immigrants who came to the US as children into doubt. The…
You Can Mock The Trump Administration Without Making Hope Hicks A Misogynistic Punchline

You Can Mock The Trump Administration Without Making Hope Hicks A Misogynistic Punchline

For some reason, though, it's Hope Hicks, a counselor to the president and former White House Communications Director, who is taking a great deal of the heat for this latest reelection staff shakeup. Hicks became the misogynistic social media punchline of Parscale’s firing after Rick Wilson, the founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, quote-tweeted an…
The Trump administration backed down on its attempt to kick out foreign students

The Trump administration backed down on its attempt to kick out foreign students

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will rescind a policy change that would have prohibited returning international students from remaining in the US if they are taking only online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came during a hearing in Massachusetts federal court. Harvard and MIT, backed by more than 200 other universities,…
The Trump administration just backed down on its attempt to kick out foreign students

The Trump administration just backed down on its attempt to kick out foreign students

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will rescind a policy change that would have prohibited international students from remaining in the US if they are taking only online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came during a hearing in Massachusetts federal court. Harvard and MIT, backed by more than 200 other universities, had…
The Trump administration is targeting homeless trans people in the middle of a pandemic

The Trump administration is targeting homeless trans people in the middle of a pandemic

The Housing and Urban Development Agency announced a proposed rule Wednesday that would allow homeless shelters that receive federal funding to discriminate against transgender people. Though the text of the proposed rule is not yet available and the rule has not been posted on the Federal Register, the agency issued a press release announcing it,…
The Trump administration’s flawed plan to destroy the internet as we know it

The Trump administration’s flawed plan to destroy the internet as we know it

Section 230, the law that is often credited as the reason why the internet as we know it exists, could be facing its greatest threat yet. A seemingly coordinated attack on the law is unfolding this week from the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress. It follows complaints that platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and…
The Trump administration will now allow doctors to discriminate against LGBTQ people

The Trump administration will now allow doctors to discriminate against LGBTQ people

The Trump administration has finalized a Department of Health and Human Services administrative rule rolling back health care discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, according to an HHS press release. The rule was released Friday, June 12, the fourth anniversary of the Pulse shooting, which left 49 victims, including many queer and trans people, dead in…
Why the Trump administration is sanctioning a top international court

Why the Trump administration is sanctioning a top international court

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday sanctioning members of the International Criminal Court, the global judicial body investigating American troops for possible war crimes during the Afghanistan war. The provocative move targets court staff involved in the probe, as well as their families, blocking them from accessing assets held in US financial…
The Trump administration is demanding that Planned Parenthood affiliates give back their PPP loans

The Trump administration is demanding that Planned Parenthood affiliates give back their PPP loans

Earlier this year, 38 Planned Parenthood affiliates around the United States received over $80 million in loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Now, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is pressuring those affiliates to return the loans, arguing that they were not eligible for them in the first place. The loans, distributed as part…
The Trump administration is using the pandemic as an excuse to target immigrants  and asylum seekers

The Trump administration is using the pandemic as an excuse to target immigrants ...

A basic tenet of immunology is that we are all safer if we are all safe. That should be a basic tenet for politics as well. And yet, our empathy too often runs up against border walls and dies out. Migrants are decidedly not to blame for the pandemic. To blame are international travel, the…

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