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February 17, 2017

Trans DV Survivor Seized at Courthouse in Nationwide ICE Sweep

Trans DV Survivor Seized at Courthouse in Nationwide ICE Sweep

Last week, six Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents stormed into the 10th floor of the El Paso County Courthouse and apprehended an undocumented transgender Latina moments after she was granted a domestic violence protection order.

October 12, 2016

NCTE Backs Challenges to Prostitution Laws and Their Discriminatory Enforcement

Earlier this month, NCTE applauded the filing of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of New York’s extremely vague “loitering for the purposes of prostitution” law. This week, NCTE was also pleased to join other transgender, LGBT, women’s, and people of color organizations in supporting another lawsuit directly challenging California’s laws criminalizing sex work on the grounds that it unconstitutionally interferes with personal and private decisions about sex.

September 1, 2016

DHS to Review Use of For-Profit Prisons for Immigrants

On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that he has directed the Department to look into whether it should reduce and ultimately end its use of private, for-profit prisons who hold people awaiting civil immigration court hearings.

March 11, 2016

LULAC Joins NCTE in Lobbying for Criminal Justice & Sentencing Reform

It’s always a good day when we have the opportunity to partner with allied organizations on shared goals to improve the lives of our communities.

January 4, 2016

Florida sheriff outs and endangers trans women arrested for sex work

In a most recent sting operation dubbed “Operation Naughty Not Nice” the Polk County Sherriff’s Department, in conjunction with Lakeland Police Department, held a five-day-long undercover investigation in December focusing on individuals who alleg

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