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Black Immigrants for Historic Rally for Immigration Reform

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 11, 2013: An estimated 700 African Americans and Black immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and throughout the globe will join Clergy United to Save and Heal, a Caribbean Clergy Faith Based Network for a pro-immigration rally on D.C.

The ‘Black Communities for Immigrant Justice Rally’ is set for Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the United States Capitol Grounds.
The rally’s aim is to demonstrate the strength and unity of black immigrant groups on the immigration reform debate. Read more >

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New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

Study details how employers use immigration enforcement to retaliate against workers, and points to opportunities for reform in current immigration debate. Read more >

On the heels of Obama’s plan to expand border enforcement, New Report uncovers nearly 300 wrongful arrests by Border Patrol and almost $1 million in cash and other incentives

January 30, 2013 (New York, NY) – A new report released Families for Freedom in collaboration with New York University (NYU) Immigrant Rights Clinic entitled, “Uncovering USBP: Bonus Programs for United States Border Patrol Agents and the Arrest of Lawfully Present Individuals” reveals crucial information about the incentives and consequences of USBP practices. Read more >

Obama Administration Rule Change Prioritizes Family Unity

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Wells Fargo Dumps Private Prison Stock

In a major boost to the efforts to the National Private Prison Divestment Campaign, its partners and allies, new SEC filings reveal that, as of September 30, 2012, Wells Fargo and Company and its subsidiaries divested nearly 75% of its aggregate holdings in the Geo Group, the nation’s second largest private prison company.   Read more >

AALDEF to Poll 10,000 Voters and Document Voting Problems in 14 States on Election Day

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 38-year old national civil rights organization, announced that it will dispatch over 600 attorneys, law students, and community volunteers to 14 states to document voting problems in the November 6th elections. AALDEF will also conduct a nonpartisan multilingual exit poll in 12 languages to document Asian American voting preferences, in light of the surge in newly-registered voters and expected high turnout in this Presidential election. Read more >

Rock the (Naturalized) Vote: USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration releases never-before-seen data of naturalized citizens and their potential for voter registration

Los Angeles, CA—Today, the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) launches an interactive, online mapping tool that identifies the share of recently naturalized immigrants in the voting-age citizen population in the U.S. Read more >

'We Are One Family' - Our Response to the Racist, Backward Decison on SB 1070

Arizonans Vow to Continue to Work for Repeal of SB1070

Tucson - The Coalición de Derechos Humanos family and other local organizations join the millions across the state and the nation in expressing our opposition to the decision of U. S. District Court Susan Bolton to permit the immediate enforcement of Section 2B of Arizona's "papers please" historic legislation mandating that thousands of state law enforcement officers become the "frontline" for the U. S Border Patrol. Read more >

Rights Groups: Court Decision on SB1070 Expected To Spur Widespread Racial Profiling

[NOTE: NNIRR is a member of the Rights Working Group, which today issued this press release raising an alert about potential racial discrimination in Arizona due to the implementation of SB1070.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Manager, krushing@rightsworkinggroup, (p) 202.591.3305, (c) 202.557.4291 Read more >

New Report: Reform Alternatives to Immigrant Detention

Newark, NJ (July 3, 2012)—As the nation celebrates its independence, a new report serves as a chilling reminder of the unnecessary restrictions placed on the liberty of thousands of immigrants each day. Freed but not Free: A Report Examining the Current Use of Alternatives to Immigration Detention is the first report focused on shedding light on the flaws, inconsistencies, and human impact of current Alternative to Detention (ATD) programs in New Jersey and nationally.