Friday, October 18, 2019

Latino Organizations Join Forces and March for Immigrant Justice

A delegation of Latino leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders stood in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and boarded a bus headed to Selma, Alabama to participate in the reenactment of the historic civil rights marches of 1965. Civil rights leaders will march alongside Latino leaders until Friday, when they will  arrive […]

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Backfires, Creating a New Civil Rights Movement

Alabama’s show-me-your-papers law, HB56, threatens to turn the clock back to a time when hardworking men and women were persecuted because of the color of their skin. The law legitimizes racial profiling, terrorizes people of color throughout the state, frightens children, and harms the state’s economy. Sound familiar? Alabama’s past — post emancipation years characterized […]

Arpaio Kicked Out of Federal Immigration Enforcement Program

The findings by the U.S. Justice Department that Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latinos in his pursuit of undocumented immigrants have led to the expulsion of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from a federal immigration enforcement program. The program, part of the Department of Homeland Security, allows trained deputies to enforce immigration […]

U.S Citizens Born to Undocumented Immigrants Sue for In-State Tuition at Florida Universities

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of U.S. born college students in Florida forced to pay out-of-state tuition because they were born to undocumented immigrants. In some cases, life-long residents of the state say they are being forced to pay more than double the in-state tuition rate, sometimes forcing […]

Lawsuit challenges Alabama Anti-immigrant Law

The Alabama immigration law hailed as the toughest anti-immigrant measure in the nation is being challenged in court by a coalition of civil rights groups. The group, which includes the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center, filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday criticizing the law for its “unprecedented reach.” “Individuals […]

States and Cities Should Reconsider Expensive Court Battles

As state legislators across the country continue to push for various anti-immigration bills, two new reports by the Center for American Progress and the Southern Poverty Law Center have exposed the high price tag associated with these growing legal battles. These reports cite the financial, social and economic costs that such immigration bills have already […]

Report Details Abuse Suffered by Immigrant Women Laborers

Undocumented female immigrants, especially in the food production sector, are some of the most vulnerable and exploited group in the US labor market.  These are the findings of a new report from the  Southern Poverty Law Center released at a press conference in Washington yesterday. “Injustice On Our Plates” was based on interviews with 150 […]