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Stories by Seth Freed Wessler
Seth Freed Wessler is a reporter based in New York.
Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?
Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: Pro Publica
Mindi has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called “predictive neglect.”
Did a Private Prison Corporation's Abuse of Inmates Spark a Deadly Riot in Mississippi?
Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: Colorlines.com
What little information has emerged from inside Adams County Correctional Center suggests that mistreatment and abuse at the hands of guards may have reached a breaking point.
Muslim Students Reeling From Shocking News of NYPD’s Spying
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012, Source: ColorLines
The NYPD's nearly unchecked surveillance program monitored Internet exchanges and postings of Muslim students from at least 16 colleges in the Northeast.
Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a “Real Problem”
Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com
In a briefing last week, President Obama directly acknowledged that his administration’s immigration enforcement practices break up families.
U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months
Posted on: Nov 6, 2011, Source: ColorLines
We'e seen a striking increase in the rate of removals of parents, raising serious concerns about the impact of these deportations on children, many of whom are left behind.
Why Are the Feds Cultivating Their Own "Homegrown Terrorists"?
Posted on: Dec 12, 2010, Source: Colorlines.com
High profile domestic terrorism plots appear to have increased in recent months, but they’ve been largely concocted.
How the Dems' Attempt at Immigration Reform Led to Major Expansion of Deportations
Posted on: Oct 8, 2010, Source: Colorlines.com
How a political strategy can lead to the exact opposite of its intentions.
Republicans Reveal Just How Heartless They Feel Toward the Unemployed
Posted on: Jul 21, 2010, Source: Colorlines.com
The Republicans are numb to why they're in the minority in Congress.
Supreme Court Protects Immigrant Due Process Rights
Posted on: Apr 4, 2010, Source: ColorLines RaceWire
The ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky requires defense attorneys to accurately advise their non-citizen clients of the potential immigration consequences of pleading guilty to a crime.
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