Stories by Seth Freed Wessler

Seth Freed Wessler is a senior research associate at the Applied Research Center and an investigative reporter for covering immigration, criminal justice, economic and workplace inequality and the safety net. subscribe to Seth Freed Wessler's feed

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.”

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source:

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.

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.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source:

In a briefing last week, President Obama directly acknowledged that his administration’s immigration enforcement practices break up families.

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.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2010, Source:

High profile domestic terrorism plots appear to have increased in recent months, but they’ve been largely concocted.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2010, Source:

How a political strategy can lead to the exact opposite of its intentions.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010, Source:

The Republicans are numb to why they're in the minority in Congress.

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.