A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts

By CAITLIN DICKERSON September 13, 2017 The Trump administration and the sheriff in Portland, Ore., agree on this much: The crimes were hideous and preventable. But they are fiercely blaming each other for allowing them to happen. The case has stirred up a...

Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland

Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland By JACK HEALY August 12, 2017 Edith Rivera with her son, Steven, in Hampton, Iowa. By JACK HEALY August 12, 2017 HAMPTON, Iowa — It was quitting time. Edith Rivera took one...

Prosecutors’ Dilemma: Will Conviction Lead to ‘Life Sentence of Deportation’?

By VIVIAN YEE July 31, 2017 The drunken-driving case seemed straightforward, the kind that prosecutors in Seattle convert into a quick guilty plea hundreds of times a year: a swerving car, a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, a first-time...