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The RAISE Act represents a stealth attack on our immigration system that would begin to unravel the reforms of 52 years ago, when Congress discarded a racist quota system that discriminated against people who weren’t white and northern European.
The following statement, regarding the letter by 20 state attorneys generals urging the Trump administration to protect young, undocumented immigrants – or “Dreamers” – in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, is by Naomi Tsu, deputy legal director for the SPLC:
The policies and procedures at a private, for-profit immigrant detention center in Georgia are violating the due process rights of detainees by forcing them to wait hours to see their attorneys in one of only three meeting rooms at the facility that can house 1,900 detainees, the Southern Poverty Law Center told Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the facility’s operator CoreCivic in a letter sent today.
The Southern Poverty Law Center this week denounced a letter signed by 10 state attorneys general as “cruel and heartless” because it asks the Department of Justice to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting travelers who may be impacted by President Trump's Muslim ban. Parts of the ban were scheduled to take effect this week at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Hidden away in the woods of southwest Georgia sits the euphemistically named Stewart Detention Center. The facility, owned and operated by the for-profit corporation CoreCivic, holds men that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is seeking to deport.
BATESVILLE, Miss. – Rita still felt sore from giving birth a few days earlier. But in the early morning on March 28, she rose to make breakfast for her husband and children. She did not know they were all being watched.
Immigrant children who have been illegally barred from enrolling in high school in Collier County, Florida, should be allowed to begin classes during the upcoming school year while a federal lawsuit filed on their behalf makes its way through court, according to a motion filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center today.