287(g) is a discriminatory immigration enforcement program that has been proven to result in racial profiling. But instead of ending the program, DHS is planning to expand the program next year to 11 new jurisdictions.
Despite intense lobbying from civil rights, human rights and immigrants rights groups, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday, vetoed theTrust Act, which would have kept the state from voluntarily detaining undocumented immigrants who have not been charged or convicted of crimes for retrieval by immigration authorities.
New York City’s rampant use of its stop-and-frisk policy, which has been shown to disproportionately target people of color, has faced a serious setback in recent months, according to the New York Times.
In July, Bronx District Attorney Sterling Johnson decided to cease all prosecutions of criminal trespass cases at Bronx housing projects unless prosecutors are able to interview an arresting officer to ensure the arrest is warranted.
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PHOENIX – A U.S. federal appeals court denied a motion yesterday from civil rights and immigrant groups calling for an injunction to stop Arizona from implementing or using the “racial profiling provision" of SB1070.
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September 19, 2012, Washington, D.C. - Rights Working Group, a national coalition of grassroots civil liberties and human rights organizations, is deeply concerned that Tuesday’s federal district court decision to allow Section 2(B) of Arizona’s racial profiling law, SB 1070, to go into effect will lead to pervasive racial profiling.
Guest Blogger: Karen Guzman, Policy Intern, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Karen Guzman tells the story about when she realized she was poderosa – when she found out her cousin was undocumented, and could lend her voice in solidarity.
Calls for Full Investigation of Attack, Increased Security, Tolerance
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August 6, 2012, Washington D.C. – Rights Working Group expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives during a mass killing at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. on Sunday.
In the aftermath of a shooting last weekend of an unarmed Latino man in Anaheim, Calif., Rights Working Group Deputy Director Jumana Musa spoke at length on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story about the criminalization of communities of color, racial profiling and the lack of transparency and accountability of law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.