Chicago accounted for more than 55 percent of the murder increase last year, according to a new analysis of crime data. The overall national crime rate remained stable. Americans are safer today than at almost any time in the past 25 years.
The legislation amends the state’s original strict law which had been struck down by multiple courts as racially discriminatory over years of litigation. It makes some advances while raising new concerns.
The Brennan Center for Justice, writing also on behalf of the Indiana NAACP, the Service Employees International Union, and its members said the Indiana bill violates provisions of the National Voter Registration Act.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld an injunction against President Trump’s highly contested travel ban that targets six Muslim majority countries and blocks refugees from around the world.
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued a request for emergency approval of a new information collection initiative that would enable consular officials to collect additional information from immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants.