March 23, 2018 -
Sheriff candidates in some Southern counties are campaigning on a promise to stay out of immigration enforcement, but new state laws could force police and judges to participate in the Trump administration's crackdown.
November 17, 2017 -
Democrats, liberal-leaning independents and a growing number of progressives lead two-thirds of the South's 30 largest cities, but their agenda is under attack from the region's conservative legislatures through preemption and other efforts to limit local control.
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.
May 5, 2017 -
With the feds declining to pursue charges against two white police officers who shot and killed a black man in a Baton Rouge parking lot last year, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced this week that he would review the evidence and consider prosecution. Who is Landry and what's his record on holding police accountable?
April 14, 2017 -
When states preempt progressive local policies, it's not just a political power struggle that ensues but real suffering for those who would benefit most from anti-discrimination, minimum wage and other measures.
March 31, 2017 -
Immigrant-welcoming local governments in the South are navigating a challenging political terrain as states in the region adopt bans on so-called "sanctuary" policies and as the federal government also moves to crack down on sanctuary communities.
March 3, 2017 -
With several Southern legislatures considering bills to penalize cities that decline to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, faith leaders and college students are taking steps to protect the undocumented from deportation.