Refugees in U.S. Prisons

The Department of Homeland Security detains asylum seekers while their claims go through the adjudication system. These asylum seekers are often detained for many months (sometimes over a year) in prison or prison-like conditions without legal charges.

Department of Justice blocking Obama's review of CIA Programs

Obama’s transition team being greeted with the same secrecy and frustration that helped him get elected in the first place. Daily Kos, ThinkProgress According to the Blog of Legal Times, the Justice Department is blocking President-elect Obama’s agency review team’s request “to review classified legal opinions related to secret CIA and National Security Agency programs.” […]