Trump’s Executive Order Will Amount to a Ban on Muslims from the U.S.

For immediate release Media Contacts: Phyllis Bennis, pbennis@ips-dc.org, 202 787 5206 Domenica Ghanem, domenica@ips-dc.org, 202 787 5205 Today the White House is expected to issue an executive order calling for drastic changes to U.S. refugee, immigration, and visa...
Coming Out of the Shadows

Coming Out of the Shadows

When I worked as a community organizer in New Mexico, I once overheard several women talking about a 2012 executive action on immigration. Known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the order made young, undocumented adults eligible for work permits and...
Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Inocencio Vernal has picked broccoli, sweet potatoes, corn, and celery in U.S. farms for more than 25 years. This holiday season, you might end up feasting on the fruits of his labor. Yet Vernal, like 53 percent of farmworkers, is undocumented. This means that he...
A Better State of the Union: Shift From Austerity to Jobs

A Better State of the Union: Shift From Austerity to Jobs

A letter from John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Joy Zarembka, Associate Director of the Institute for Policy Studies: We’re optimistic that President Obama will use his State of the Union address tonight to shift the national...
The Roundabout Road Back To Tahrir

The Roundabout Road Back To Tahrir

It’s not even a square—it’s really more of a roundabout. And in person, Tahrir Square appears dramatically smaller than the sweeping images broadcast across the globe documenting the unprecedented demonstrations that toppled the seemingly unshakeable...