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.
December 16, 2016 -
Immigrant advocates in Southern states say they'll continue to fight deportations and hostile rhetoric under the new administration — just as they have done for years at the state and local level.
April 1, 2016 -
North Carolina's controversy over a state law pre-empting local LGBT protections brings into sharp relief a political battle underway between growing, progressive Southern cities and conservative state leadership.
March 17, 2016 -
As lawmakers across the South try to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” Florida organizers offer a model for how to defeat legislation that threatens to undermine local police-immigrant relations.
January 26, 2016 -
According to recently released federal data, most Southern communities are cooperating with federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants in local jails, but Florida's Miami-Dade County leads the region in refusing to comply.