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USCCB urges White House to abide by ruling against family detention


The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration urged the Obama administration to comply with a July 24 Federal Court ruling ordering the release of families fleeing violence in Central America.


Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary of Seattle and head of the committee, welcomed the ruling and made the plea to the Obama administration. “Appealing the decision would only prolong a flawed and unjust policy of treating this vulnerable population as criminals.”

Economic progressives v. racial justice progressives?


Is a split emerging between "economic progressives" and "racial justice progressives"? 

The American Prospect's Rachel M. Cohen approached the subject in a recent post responding to an article written by Dara Lind of Vox about Bernie Sanders' controversial response to Black Lives Matter protestors at Netroots Nation, a progressive political convention held two weekends ago. 


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