Department of Justice

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Against CIS poster-sheriff Terry Johnson

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson in North Carolina. Johnson attended the “Border School” of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) this year, refining some of the very skills that got Johnson sued. … Continued

FAIR poster-boy sheriff gets some bad news before heading to its Border School

The Department of Justice agrees with North Carolina activists: Sheriff Terry Johnson is violating the rights of communities of color in Alamance County. Today in a press release, the DOJ announced the findings of their multi-year racial profiling investigation of … Continued

NC Sheriffs Use Justice Dept Funds to Attend FAIR Border School

North Carolina Sheriffs Terry Johnson (R-Alamance) and Sam Page (R-Rockingham) found a way around the denial of federal reimbursement funds for a “border school” in El Paso, Texas run by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), according to documents … Continued

Immigration

Two Year Waiting Game: SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on SB 1070 This Week

On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona’s contentious anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Mired in controversy since its introduction in 2010, SB 1070 was, at the time of its passing, the harshest anti-immigrant legislation in the nation. … Continued

Immigration

Taking on Racism within ICE and Making an Impact in Montana

By Rachel Carroll Not many people would go public with a nasty note from a government official they had to go head-to-head with daily, especially if that official was connected to the Department of Homeland Security and ICE.  However, that’s … Continued

Cross-Post: DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama’s HB 56: ‘I’m Not The Only One’

by Julianne Hing for Colorlines.com Families are fleeing Alabama, teachers are comforting the panicked children who are still in school, and crops are rotting in the state’s fields. Welcome to life in Alabama in the age of HB 56. Just three … Continued

DOJ’s Holder calls for Historic Era of Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

Dave Murphy, Founder of Food Democracy Now!, recently posted this good piece on Huffington Post: Once again rural America stands on the Edge of Hope Ankeny, IA - There are moments in a nation’s history that define it. For America’s … Continued

Politics

Sanctuary Means Safety for All

Cities that place protection of residents over prosecution make safer communities for everyone. In light of the recent detention and possible deportation of long-time Chicago resident, Rigo Padilla, it’s important to understand why upholding sanctuary policies is important to all … Continued