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.
January 7, 2016 -
Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted deportation raids across the South last weekend. The action sparked fear in immigrant communities and action from immigrant rights advocates.
December 18, 2015 -
The past year saw big steps taken toward building a better, stronger and more just South, from wage gains for workers to aid for refugees to grassroots organizing for a more environmentally sustainable future.
November 18, 2015 -
Will exploiting fear of terrorism help North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory win what's expected to be a tough re-election battle? His campaign is giving it a try, issuing a fundraising appeal touting his call to bar Syrian refugees from his state over security concerns.
November 10, 2015 -
A North Carolina law that bans so-called "sanctuary city" ordinances uses language from a model bill crafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate interest advocacy group whose members include private prison companies that stand to profit from immigrant detention.
April 10, 2015 -
Immigrant mothers held at a private family detention center in Karnes City, Texas went on five-day hunger strike last week to press for their and their children's release -- and they say they will renew the strike if their demands are not met soon.
February 19, 2015 -
Though its immigrant deportation relief efforts have been put on hold, the Obama administration continues to carry out its policy of detaining Central American immigrant children and families apprehended at the border. Attorneys for the detainees recently took legal action to address harsh conditions at the government's privately-managed family detention centers.
January 15, 2015 -
The Bible instructs us to "love the stranger," but migrants probably won't be feeling much love this year in Mississippi. Gov. Phil Bryant is up for re-election, and he has built his political career in part on demonizing undocumented migrant workers.
November 14, 2014 -
President Obama reportedly plans to issue an executive order before year's end dramatically overhauling U.S. immigration policy, sparing as many as 5 million people from the threat of deportation. What will the political consequences be?