Racial Profiling: Face the Truth

Ninth Circuit Fails to Issue Injunction to Stop Use of Racial Profiling Provision

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.

Rights Groups: Court Decision on SB1070 Expected To Spur Widespread Racial Profiling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Manager, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (p) 202.591.3305, (c) 202.557.4291

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.

Soy poderosa because I can lend my voice in solidarity

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.

Rights Working Group Stands in Solidarity with Sikh Americans

Calls for Full Investigation of Attack, Increased Security, Tolerance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Manager, krushing@Rightsworkinggroup
(p) 202.591.3305, (c) 202.557.4291

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.

These Lives Matter: “Detainee Not Found”

Port Isabel Detention Center
Guestblogger:Claudia Valenzuela, Associate Director of Litigation for Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

RWG Calls for Ban on Racial Profiling, Police Accountability in Wake of Shooting


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.

NM Report Shows Substantial Noncompliance with 2009 Anti-Racial Profiling Law


Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the New Mexico State Conference NAACP this month released a startling report showing that only 6 percent of law enforcement agencies in New Mexico are in compliance with a state law that prohibits racial profiling.

RWG Conference Call


SB1070: Racial Profiling in the Spotlight 

Tuesday, July 17 2pmEST/11amPST

Immigration Detention Conditions in Georgia Run Afoul of Human Rights Standards

Guestblogger: Azadeh ShahshahaniDirector, National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project, ACLU of Georgia