Investigations Into Policy & Regulations

From harmful environmental deregulation to rollbacks in civil rights protections, and from setbacks in reproductive rights to controversial and harsh anti-immigration policies like family separation, we’re looking into who was involved and uncovering the origins and implementation — and in some cases, incompetence — behind the administration’s various policy actions.

Conditions in Migrant Detention Centers

Squalid conditions, overcrowding, cold temperatures, inadequate medical care, and even tragic deaths — the emergence of disturbing reports and images from migrant detention facilities have added a troubling layer to…

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Combating Domestic Terrorism and Right-Wing Violent Extremism

Despite the documented rise in violent right-wing extremism, the Trump administration has taken steps to weaken the federal government’s response to the growing crisis. We’re investigating cuts to funding for…

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Family Separation and the Detention of Immigrant Children

The Trump administration established a policy of separating families and detaining children of immigrants arrested while attempting to enter the United States. After strong opposition, the administration claimed to have…

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Conditions in Migrant Detention Centers

Civil Rights, Immigration, Abuse of Power, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

‘Remain in Mexico’ and Barriers to Seeking Asylum

Immigration, Policy & Regulations

Political Interference in the 2020 Census

Immigration, Abuse of Power, Misconduct, Policy & Regulations

Combating Domestic Terrorism and Right-Wing Violent Extremism

Domestic Terrorism, Policy & Regulations, Specific Events

The Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban

Civil Rights, National Security & Foreign Policy, Policy & Regulations

Family Separation and the Detention of Immigrant Children

Civil Rights, Immigration, Abuse of Power, Policy & Regulations

Efforts to Undermine Sanctuary Cities

Civil Rights, Immigration, Abuse of Power, Policy & Regulations

The Trump Administration’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Health Care, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Audit the Wall

Environment & Energy, Immigration, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Tax Reform: Uncovering the Backroom Deals

Budget, Taxes & the Economy, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Trump’s Mismanagement of North American Trade Negotiations

Consumer and Worker Protections, Trade & Industry, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Insider Access at the Department of Education

Education, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations

Health Care: Repeal, Replace, and Sabotage

Health Care, Policy & Regulations

The Trump Administration’s Attempts to Weaken Affirmative Action

Civil Rights, Consumer and Worker Protections, Policy & Regulations

EPA’s Chemical Industry Agenda

Environment & Energy, Influence & Access, Policy & Regulations