Civil Liberties

Like NSEERS, Entry-Exit System Could Pose Major Threat to Immigrants, Civil Liberties

Between now and the July 4 Senate recess, the term “entry-exit system” will be thrown around on the Senate floor more than a few times. The little-fought over component of immigration reform—it being innocuous enough for advocates of reform to ignore, yet … Continued

Is Alabama the Worst Place in America for Immigrants?

In the past few years, the anti-immigrant movement has become more and more emboldened with its nativist laws, which have been introduced in dozens of states. Just when we thought Arizona’s SB 1070 was the harshest bill to be introduced, … Continued

Secure Communities: A Key Component of “Attrition Through Enforcement”

By mid-2011, the Obama Administration deported more people than Dwight D. Eisenhower under “Operation Wetback.” The Secure Communities (S-Comm) program is one of the administrative work horses making that dubious distinction possible. Grassroots activists, however, are fighting the program head … Continued

Politics

10 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Reject Kris Kobach’s Endorsement

Earlier today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney announced the support of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whose anti-immigrant policies have become something of a novelty for conservatives. But Kobach’s association with the Republican Party is nominal, instead identifying more with … Continued

Immigration

Anti-Immigrant Efforts to Woo African Americans Find a New Home

This weekend the California based group Blacks for Equal Rights Coalition (BFERC) will hold an Outreach Summit on the Impact of Immigration on the Black Community. Sadly, the event is sponsored by

Ecopolitics

CLPP Conference Attendees Take a Stand Against Attacks on Women

Last weekend, The Civil Liberties & Public Policy program (CLPP) had the 30th anniversary of its annual conference. CLPP is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. … Continued

Culture

Pro-gun group, Appleseed Project, attracts white nationalist fans

If you’re at all familiar with Second Amendment lobbyists and interest groups, you understand the general revolutionary panache in which the movement drapes itself: frequent appeals to the Constitution; incessant and undefined use of the word “liberty;” insistence on the … Continued

Uncivil Liberties: The Assault on U.S. Muslims

Relatively unseen, unknown, and definitely unabated, the assault on U.S. Muslims continues under the government’s “war on terror” and the political right’s war on Islam. The outcomes of both are unconscionable as the civil liberties of American Muslims are assaulted … Continued