Advocates see the events of recent months as integral to President Donald Trump’s broader plans to restrict immigration.
Miranda S. Spivack
Before family separations, Trump quietly removed protections for migrant kids
Many of the changes happened over the last 18 months, short-circuiting opportunities for children to get help.
Bus company to pay legal fees in LA public records case
A nonprofit organization will be repaid for legal fees it incurred to defend the public’s right to public records.
Flood of US citizenship applications increases wait times, anxiety
Immigration advocates are concerned that the slowdown is deliberate, a move to “suppress the vote” of these potential citizens.
New database expands public access to information on public records
The interactive based on a Reveal series includes newly compiled data from MuckRock, which shows states are adding exemptions to public records laws.
L.A. transit agency must show if Canadian firm created jobs
A Canadian bus manufacturer committed to creating local jobs and paying a living wage. Did it follow through?
Trump vowed to fix US infrastructure. But his budget stiffs small towns
Federal programs that have assisted communities with cleaner water, safer sidewalks and sewage treatment are on the chopping block in Washington.
When ICE strikes, volunteers hope to be there to help immigrants
An interfaith nonprofit in California’s Central Valley is seeking ways legal residents and citizens can respond if roundups and deportations begin.
How private contractors are taking over data in the public domain
In dozens of U.S. cities and states, the rights to publish state and local laws don’t belong to the people or the governments. They belong to private contractors.
Hidden dangers ahead: How states keep accident-prone roads secret
A federal law has been interpreted by many state governments and state courts to allow their agencies to keep secret studies, surveys and other data about dangerous roads, bridges and intersections if there is even a remote possibility that someone might one day sue the government for failing to make needed redesigns or repairs.