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The Connors family, two coupes from the United Kingdom, one with a three-month old baby and the other with twin two-year-olds, were on vacation in Canada when the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned their holiday into a 12-plus day-long nightmare.

On October 3, the family was driving near the U.S.-Canada border in British Columbia when an animal veered into the road, forcing them to make an unexpected detour.

The family accidentally crossed into the United States where they were detained by ICE officials in what would become "the scariest experience of our lives," according to a complaint filed with the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Can a giant mirrored sculpture draw attention to one of the most important, and under-recognized, documents ever written? A pop-up art installation created by GOOD and Human Rights Watch is seeking to do just that.

The creation, titled #HumanFamily, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a landmark document declaring fundamental rights for all of humanity.

The installation is inspired by the opening words of the 1948 document which reads, "Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world..."

The art, which is designed to inspire curiosity and engagement with the UDHR, includes an eight-foot-tall mirrored lenticular that reads, "MEMBER OF THE HUMAN FAMILY." Other messages become visible when the object is viewed from different perspectives. On the back is a mirror highlighting the 30 individual articles of the UDHR.

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An open letter from the Western States Center has been signed by more than 300 policy makers, activists and advocates. After the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh last weekend, the threat of anti-semitic violence has suddenly been thrust into the national spotlight. But it’s not a new issue – it’s one that has become all the more sadly relevant in America and around the globe.

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The Occupy Movement Reemerges As Anti-ICE Protests Grow Across The Country

Occupy ICE protestors are using the same tactics that made income inequality a major political issue by now focusing on the immigration crisis.

Photo by Esther Lee/Flickr. Cropped from the original.

While the Trump administration slowly dials back its cruel “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, a growing movement looks to strike back against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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