US President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act on Tuesday. The bill, which passed by the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, works to expand national parks and creates new national monuments. In his signing statement, Trump highlighted the bill’s creation of a committee to make a [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday that the UN human rights office in Burundi was closed down on February 28. The closure comes at the behest of the Burundi government, which has been refusing to cooperate with the UN’s mission for two years. The office in Burundi has spent 23 years [...]

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated on Thursday that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador as long as a temporary injunction issued in October remains in effect. The DHS is also extending the validity of TPS-related documents, such as Employment Authorization Documents, through [...]

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights released a guidance document on Monday detailing the implications of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), which protects New Yorkers from hair-based discrimination. The Commission stated that anti-black bias and racism includes discrimination based on characteristics that are associated with being black. This manifests in [...]

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