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Public charge rule is Trump's latest attack on immigrants

August 16, 2019 - In less than a month's time, the U.S. immigrant community has been devastated by a mass shooting in Texas carried out by a white supremacist inspired by Trump's rhetoric and an ICE raid that ripped apart families in Mississippi. Now, a new rule from the Trump administration declares poor immigrants as unworthy of green cards — but it's facing legal challenges.  

INSTITUTE INDEX: Pushing the South past carbon

June 21, 2019 - This month Michael Bloomberg announced the Beyond Carbon campaign, which aims to permanently shift the U.S. away from coal and natural gas and toward renewable energy. The initiative dovetails with efforts in Southern states to move toward more sustainable energy options and comes as the Trump administration rolls back rules on coal plant pollution. 

The contested census citizenship question could cost the South

June 12, 2019 - New evidence from the files of a dead North Carolina gerrymandering expert reveals the Trump administration pushed for the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census to benefit the Republican Party. But the question could lead to an undercount, which would diminish the South's electoral power and cheat it of its fair share of federal funds. 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The racial injustice of the government shutdown

January 16, 2019 - The federal shutdown ordered by President Trump in a bid to get congressional funding for a $5.7 billion wall at the Mexican border is now the longest in U.S. history. With 800,000 workers furloughed or working without pay, and millions of contractors idled, the economic pain is widespread — and disproportionately affects African Americans.