Since 9/11, Muslims in New York City and other cities and states in the Northeast have faced a systemic pattern of surveillance by the NYPD, FBI and CIA, as documented by the Associated Press in 2011. As DRUM began organizing around and protesting discriminatory surveillance programs, an informant was sent into their organization to und
Join the immigrant rights and racial justice movements mobilizing across the country at this important time! Tell your Members of Congress that we need strong federal legislation to ban racial profiling. Urge your Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor S. 1038 & H.R. 2851: The End Racial Profiling Act of 2013. Also, tell your Representatives to oppose H.R. 2278: The SAFE Act which is an enforcement-only approach to immigration reform and would result in large-scale racial profiling.
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In this video, Kayse Jama, Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural Organizingn (CIO), shares an experience of racial profiling and the impact it had on him.
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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