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May 15, 2017

“Sanctuary cities” are an important and hotly debated issue right now. Unfortunately, public discussion of this issue reveals serious misunderstanding of what the law actually says — fueled, no doubt, by the misinformation the Trump Administration is actively spreading.

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March 24, 2017

President Trump’s revised executive order banning travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries threatened to break up families and prevent Shi’a Muslims from studying their faith with religious scholars. The Southern Poverty Law Center, Muslim Advocates and a coalition of other...

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March 22, 2017

President Trump’s threat to cut off federal funds to “sanctuary” jurisdictions will harm all residents of these areas – not just undocumented immigrants, according to briefs the Southern Poverty Law Center filed Wednesday in support of two California counties that have brought federal lawsuits over Trump’s threat to local governments.

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March 07, 2017

Last week, Daniela Vargas spoke at a press conference in Jackson, Mississippi, about her hope that she and other Dreamers could remain in the United States and contribute to the country they’ve long called home.

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