States purged more than 16 million voters from the rolls between 2014 and 2016. That number, calculated in a new report published Friday by the Brennan Center for Justice, is a significant increase from previous years and an indication that large numbers of eligible voters are likely being disenfranchised by inaccurate and unlawful voter roll maintenance. The report comes just a few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ohio's voter purge system, clearing the way for more states to move forward with the types of purges that disproportionately impact low-income and minority voters.
The last remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to a near three-week ordeal that prompted a huge international rescue effort. read more
First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday making a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border. In doing so, she becomes the first Trump family member to personally witness the situation that has captured the country's attention over the past several weeks. "She wants to see what's real," said the first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN during a 10-minute press briefing en route to Texas. "She wanted to see as close to what she had been seeing on TV. She wants to see a realistic view of what's happening."
Dear Mister Trump. You see this beautiful building? It's the International Court of Justice in Our residency The Hague, the Netherlands. It's waiting for you. It might take a while. But it's waiting..... read more
"Earlier this year, I wrote about a very different case, that of a forty-three-year-old man named Baljinder Singh, who was denaturalized after living in this country for twenty-six years. Singh was not a war criminal, or any other kind of criminal, but his immigration process had been a mess, and may have involved the intentional fudging of his first name. What was exceptional about Singh, though, was that he was ordinary, both as a one-time asylum seeker and as a resident of New Jersey. But he was clearly no ordinary citizen, for no one would call into question an ordinary, native-born citizen's right to reside permanently in the United States, or to work, vote, and receive benefits. In effect, Singh's naturalization was undone long before he was actually denaturalized."