Anti-immigrant think tank publishes dehumanizing, misleading report to undermine #Not1More protests

In advance of immigrant rights mobilizations planned for April 5, an anti-immigrant think tank published a misleading report titled “Catch and Release.” In the report, author Jessica Vaughan accuses the Obama administration of releasing “68,000 convicted criminal aliens” in 2013 … Continued


Attacks on in-state tuition, DACA part of larger plan to make life difficult for immigrants

  In Florida, the House is expected to vote today on one of many bills that would allow undocumented residents to pay the same tuition rates as other Florida students. On Tuesday, a Senate education committee narrowly approved a similar … Continued


Rights groups want to end mandate that keeps immigration detention beds full

Yesterday was the official launch of a campaign to end the bed mandate, a little known provision in the federal budget that requires the US to lock up 34,000 immigrants each day. This bed mandate, or quota, is rolled into … Continued


US District Court Rules Law Enforcement Liable for Unlawful ICE Holds

As state and local policies that would roll back entanglements between local law enforcement and ICE authorities advance, anti-immigrant groups have honed their messaging in order to dupe the public and to block common-sense legislation. A recent district court ruling … Continued


Fremont Votes to Keep Anti-Immigrant Ordinance

Yesterday, residents of Fremont, Nebraska voted to keep a discriminatory ordinance designed to drive undocumented immigrants out of town. The two-part policy bars undocumented immigrants from working and renting in town.  Originally approved in 2010 by a popular vote, the … Continued


Pamela Geller’s Latest Anti-Muslim Rant Rooted in Nativism

Last week, Pamela Geller published another anti-Muslim screed on the conservative site Breibart News. Geller is the co-founder and spokesperson for the American Freedom Defense Initiative; she is well-known for a series of bigoted bus ads (most recently in Boston) … Continued


Major Wins for Immigrant Rights Movement at State Level in 2013

While many immigrant rights advocates focused on federal policy fights in 2013, others honed in on state campaigns – and often won. The wave of state legislative victories includes expanded protections for immigrant workers, driver’s licenses for immigrants without legal … Continued