The SPLC filed a federal civil rights complaint today over discipline and arrest policies in Dothan public schools that disproportionately push African Americans and students with disabilities out of school for minor misconduct.
The federal government has failed to release records under the Freedom of Information Act that would shed light on controversial – and potentially unconstitutional – immigration raids that took more than 100 women and children from their homes and placed them in a Texas detention center before deporting many of them, according to a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and Alston & Bird today to obtain the records.
Georgia is no longer illegally denying driver’s licenses to thousands of immigrants based on their past – rather than current – immigration status under a settlement agreement announced today to resolve a federal lawsuit by the SPLC and Atlanta immigration attorney Justin W. Chaney.
A movement made up of sheriffs claiming to be the highest law enforcement authority in the country is growing nationwide as it exploits hot-button issues such as gun control to encourage sheriffs to defy federal laws they don’t like, according to the Summer 2016 issue of the SPLC’s Intelligence Report, released today.
The following statement regarding a federal judge’s dismissal of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s lawsuit over the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state is by Naomi Tsu, deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center: