July 27, 2023 -
Florida’s Senate Bill 1718 is the culmination of over a decade of restrictive policies in the South targeting undocumented immigrants. Organizers and legal advocates draw from historical challenges and victories across the region to understand outcomes of the Sunshine State's newest law.
November 19, 2020 -
A whistleblower complaint has alleged that nonconsensual hysterectomies were being performed on women held at an ICE detention facility in Georgia — and ICE is responding to the allegations by deporting the women. The mistreatment is part of a long history of medical abuses of reproductive rights in the South.
November 16, 2018 -
The federal government's 287(g) program has put some 15,000 undocumented immigrants in deportation proceedings in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. But following a grassroots campaign by the immigrant-rights group Comunidad Colectiva, county residents voted to unseat their pro-287(g) sheriff for one who's promised to end participation.
November 2, 2018 -
Echoing Trump, Republicans across the South and country are stepping up anti-immigrant rhetoric in the final stretch of the 2018 elections. The goal is to boost turnout of GOP base voters this year, but evidence is growing that hardline immigration politics will weaken the party in the long run.
June 2, 2017 -
Immigrant rights advocates are working to block the harshest sanctuary city ban in the nation before it goes into effect on Sept. 1.
June 2, 2017 -
As debate around immigration and "sanctuary cities" has flared, Southern states have led the country in enacting policies that ban such local efforts to limit involvement with federal immigration enforcement.
June 17, 2016 -
I recently had the opportunity to go to Washington to advocate for Central American youth who have been detained in Georgia. Their stories helped me understand the larger issue at hand: Black and Brown youth across the South are being criminalized.