Supreme Court Hears Arguments in ACLU Immigration Detention Case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2017 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, 212-284-7347, email@example.com WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard arguments today in Jennings v. Rodriguez, a case that will decide the fate of thousands of people languishing in immigration prisons without a hearing. American Civil Liberties Union attorney Ahilan […]
The State of Immigration in America
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Joseph Morales: The DMZ and the southern border are part of a world of walls that dehumanize people.
Bob Filner: All progressive Americans and organizations must join together to protect our Dreamers. Even, and especially, those of us that who are not specifically threatened with any deportation.
Joe Mathews: California should have the right to grant legal residency to the undocumented.
Mario Solis Marich: If Palomarez has real courage he will lead by example and resign from the President’s circle himself.
Joe Mathews: If you root for the Dodgers, pay taxes and battle traffic, are you any less a Californian than me?
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Like the hair scrunchies and Seinfeld, the immigrant welfare reform that Trump was talking about was so 1990s.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: For the arrival of every 1,000 immigrants, 46 manufacturing jobs are created or preserved. Those are jobs that would have disappeared or moved elsewhere.
Alvaro Huerto: While Trump has engaged in an ongoing “war on immigrants” campaign—in actions and words/Tweets—against immigrants and their families/communities, a growing social movement of immigrant activists, immigrant advocates and elected officials have emerged to defend the civil and human rights of those who live and work in America’s shadows.
Andrew Moss: Once again there is official support for the unholy union of two policies: the criminalization of anyone “without papers,” including those seeking asylum from terror elsewhere, and the affixing of dollar signs to incarcerated immigrant bodies.
exas is not the first state to pass an anti-immigrant law targeted toward Latinos; that dubious honor goes to California. In 1994 California voters approved ballot proposition 187 that would strip the provision of any service—including emergency room care and K-12 education—from undocumented persons. For a while it seemed like California was the exception that […]
Victor Narro: Using the term “carve out” throughout the universal representation debate creates a narrative that those who fall under this label are less than a whole person and not worthy of full civil rights protection under the laws.
Vivian Rothstein: After holding a short prayer service under the watchful eyes of San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies, the group was told to leave the detention center’s property.