A recently signed bill was supposed to end the tyranny of money bail over low-income people in California’s jails. But critics say it is an example of good intentions becoming bad law.
According to its critics, what the Los Angeles Police Department advertised as a community engagement tool turned out to be a surveillance program of local Muslims.
Hate crimes have increased 17.4 percent — from 931 incidents in 2016, to 1,093 incidents in 2017.
Recent reports on the use of force by California law enforcement officers reveal a rise in the number of deadly civilian encounters with police.
California allocated $176 million to test and clean 2,500 lead-threatened properties surrounding the closed Exide battery plant near downtown Los Angeles. To date only 335 parcels have been cleaned.
This week the high court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mostly Muslim countries.
Scenes from a chaotic week in the Trump administration’s border crackdown.
US immigration agents double number of workplace raids. ICE announced that it has doubled the number of workplace raids. ICE says it conducted 3,410 workplace raids in the past 6 months, up from 1,716 raids the same time a year ago. The raids have created a crisis for families for families due to lost income. […]
Education Secretary Betsy Devos said this week that schools can call ICE on students.
JeanCarlo Jimenez is one of 179 immigrants to die in U.S. custody since 2003. The missteps and errors of ICE and its contractors have led to concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the indefinite detention of immigrants, a decision that will impact thousands, from lawful permanent residents to asylum seekers and torture victims.
Here are the biggest immigration stories this week that you might have missed.
This is what happened this week in immigration.
Capital & Main’s weekly rundown of the nation’s top immigration news.
L.A. County deputies shot and killed Anthony Weber during a foot chase on Feb 4, 2018. They said they spotted a handgun tucked into his pants, but investigators never recovered a weapon.
Here are the immigration stories you might have missed this week.
Perhaps no year in living memory presented greater challenges and opportunities to the press than 2017, and Capital & Main was no exception. In response to the Trump presidency, we expanded our coverage well beyond California, while continuing to investigate the fault lines that undergird the nation’s most populous state. We also deepened our reporting […]
Today Capital & Main publishes an investigative series on the failure of Sacramento and two state agencies to safeguard the public from the hazards of lead.
A severely disabled boy and his caregiver face an uncertain future with the passage of the American Health Care Act.
For decades white nationalists were a fringe element in American politics. But now anti-immigrant extremists with ties to white supremacists hold key positions at the highest level of government.
Co-published by Newsweek
The Adelanto Detention Facility, operated by a private, for-profit prison company for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is California’s largest immigrant detention center. Recently two detainees died within weeks of each other there.
A video by Marco Amador capturing the optimism of Californians in a time of uncertainty.
A video account by a Bakersfield Sikh who was seemingly targeted for his skin color and turban.
A continuing series on hate and extremism in California and the nation.
Video of protests against the Trump administration’s travel ban.
More than any other place, California is well positioned to push back against the agenda of the incoming president. In a special series, Capital & Main examines why and how the Golden State will both lead the resistance to Donald Trump and continue to advance progressive ideas and policies.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t yet sworn his oath of office, but his announced policies have already thrown a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting into pandemonium. BY LEIGHTON WOODHOUSE
Co-published by The Nation
A video by Jennifer Dworkin explores an innovative program for Santa Barbara’s homeless.
Eduardo Vargas enrolled at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park during the fall of 2011 looking to help his financially troubled family, but then found he had to wrestle with a problem he had not foreseen: a crippled community college system.
Parents manage a huge pile of details to guide their children’s education. What, then, happens when a recession hits, state education funding is drastically cut, class sizes reduced, parents are called upon to replace library staff and you’re worried that the teacher who provided crucial support for your special needs student may be laid off?