Ashley Hackett is a former editorial intern at Pacific Standard. She will pursue her master's degree in social justice and investigative reporting this year at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She has also written for Injustice Watch, Planet Forward, and North by Northwestern magazine.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many college-aged Puerto Ricans are pursuing jobs elsewhere. Others are now deciding to stay.
Marches occur across the country while, simultaneously, children and families are detained at the U.S. border.
The Republican proposal would end family separation at the border.
Because of Volkswagen's deceptive actions, 10.7 million defective vehicles were sold to customers around the world.
Former Department of Homeland Security official Peter Boogaard weighs in on immigration policy under Trump.
Over the weekend, 1,600 people being detained at the border were transferred to federal prisons because current detention infrastructure can no longer house the overwhelming number of detainees.
A disability rights organization and private lawsuits allege negligence among San Diego County staff and officials toward inmates with mental illnesses. The county says otherwise.
Guatemala struggles to recover from its most severe volcanic eruption in 45 years.
Customs and Border Protection agents are running out of space to shelter the hundreds of migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the United States border as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
Acceding to a request from the Trump administration, the Supreme Court has voided a federal appeals court's ruling upholding the right of teens in immigration custody to seek abortions.
Campaigns against single-use plastic waste are picking up steam.
A protester is removed by police officers during a sit-in to block construction vehicles working on the expansion of Camp Schwab, a United States military base, on May 31st, 2018, in Nago, Okinawa prefecture, Japan.
Circle up and grab a talking stick—it could save schools from violent outbursts.
A new report shows widespread abuse of minors while they were in custody of Customs and Border Protection.
A small town in northern Minnesota is paving the way for police departments in their efforts to process and mitigate huge backlogs of untested rape kits.
The First Step Act has passed the House, but it's likely to face opposition from both sides of the aisle in the Senate.
Five women filed civil lawsuits against University of Southern California gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall on Monday, alleging that he sexually abused them under the pretext of medical care.
As of September of 2018, over 350,000 immigration cases had been closed and never re-opened, saving some immigrants from deportation and allowing judges to move through cases more quickly.
Life under Nicolás Maduro's authoritarian regime is likely to continue as Venezuela heads into a presidential election this Sunday.
Judges and attorneys will be barred from disclosing the immigration status of most alleged crime victims and witnesses.
The research the attorney general drew his conclusions from had some serious flaws.
The Trump administration is preparing to warehouse immigrant children on military bases after they have been separated from their parents while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
Harvard University sociologist Bruce Western weighs in on the role of prisons in perpetuating human vulnerability.
The winner has vowed to discontinue a program that allows local sheriffs' offices to function as satellite immigration detention centers.
A new "zero tolerance" border enforcement policy will launch a crackdown on people crossing the border illegally.
California, the most polluted state in the country, is engaged in a fight with EPA to keep higher auto emissions standards.
Many states have banned or severely limited solitary confinement for juveniles because of its negative impact on youth. But Chicago's Cook County detention system has gone in the other direction.
Planned Parenthood sued the Trump administration Wednesday in an effort to block conservative changes to Title X, a family planning grant program.
In a city that has continually pushed for stricter gun laws, the Chicago Police Department has routinely failed to flag people whom it considers mentally unfit to legally carry a gun.
People around the world are taking to the streets today to fight for workers' rights.
The Department of Health and Human Services lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children that it placed with sponsors in the United States, a top official with HHS told Congress on Thursday.
A report released by the Corrections Accountability Project this week exposes over 3,100 corporations—including over 2,500 privately traded companies—that profit from the U.S. prison system.
After nearly 15 months of legal battles, Supreme Court justices finally appear poised to endorse President Trump's third and most narrow travel ban.
A criminal justice expert weighs in on a recent report to the United Nations outlining systemic racism in the U.S. criminal justice system.
A civil rights report visualizes anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.
There are 2.2 million incarcerated individuals in the U.S.
Immigration authorities have erected 23 towers outfitted with cameras to scan hundreds of square miles in search of people attempting to cross the border.
Ten states are seeking to introduce waivers, requiring that Medicaid beneficiaries maintain regular employment in order to continue to receive benefits.