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June 01, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C – The following statement is from Melissa Crow, senior supervising attorney with SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project , following DHS’s activation of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs...
May 29, 2020
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Margaret Huang, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Poverty Law Center, issued the below statement following the recent string of killings of Black people across the country: “The SPLC joins...
May 26, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Santiago Baten-Oxlaj, a 34-year-old Guatemalan man, became the second known person to die from COVID-19 under the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Baten-Oxlaj was detained at Stewart Detention...
May 21, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) issued the following statement by Melissa Crow, senior supervising attorney with the SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project, regarding the indefinite extension of the Centers...
May 15, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, the fifth legislative package aimed at addressing the country’s public health and economic needs during...
May 06, 2020
The following statement is from Laura Rivera, director of SPLC’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) following the first reported death of an individual in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody from COVID-19...

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