February 16, 2017 -
ICE picked up almost 700 immigrants in operations across Southern states and the country last week, spreading fear in communities but also mobilizing resistance.
January 27, 2017 -
On transgender rights, immigrant protections, minimum wage increases and more, Southern cities are facing escalating efforts by state and federal officials to block local progress.
March 24, 2016 -
North Carolina landed in the national spotlight this week when the legislature convened a special session to overturn a Charlotte LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance and threw in a ban on local minimum-wage rules. The controversial move is part of a broader trend of state pre-emption of progressive local policies.
October 29, 2015 -
Policies designed to enhance public safety by limiting local police involvement in immigration enforcement are under assault by politicians nationwide. While efforts to ban such policies are failing so far at the federal level, they're gaining momentum in Southern states.
August 19, 2015 -
Cities that resist federal immigration enforcement policies are being compared to very different chapters of the South's tortured racial history.