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Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a blow to Arizona’s anti-immigrant law and similar copycat laws that have sprung up in other states. The court’s decision affirms that much about these laws is unconstitutional because many of their provisions are preempted by federal law. The decision also shows the court has significant concerns about the one provision they allowed to stand.

The Department of Labor is expanding access to visas that provide protection for victims of trafficking and certain crimes in the workplace – offenses that are common in SPLC cases involving immigrant workers.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the Selma-to-Montgomery March, we should rededicate ourselves to the cause with a renewed sense of urgency and the determination of those who marched the 54 miles to the Alabama Capitol.

Remembering the sacrifices of the past is important, but it’s not enough. We must address the racial and economic inequality that is so evident 50 years after the Voting Rights Act and 150 years after slavery was abolished.

The decision by the Staten Island grand jury not to indict any of the police officers involved in choking Eric Garner to death in August cries out for an explanation.

El Presidente Obama ha puesto el foco en proveer una medida de seguridad para las familias inmigrantes mientras el Congreso sigue debatiendo reformas.  

The SPLC president attends a Berlin conference on anti-Semitism and reminds us that the battle against such bigotry is everyone’s fight, one that Americans cannot afford to ignore.

SPLC helps pass legislation allowing Louisiana students to return to public school after being denied enrollment because of their age.

The head of the GOP surprisingly invoked the names of anti-LGBT extremists as he defended his party’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

Security lapses at the White House are a serious matter for the nation’s first black president, a man who is portrayed by the radical right as a threat to America.