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The Essential, the Undocumented

In mid-March, a local community group in New Orleans called Familias Unidas en Acción launched an initiative to distribute a “Latino Box” of groceries—­everything from corn flour to fresh vegetables—to undocumented workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who are beyond the reach of federal rescue programs. Read more >

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Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers, Supreme Court Rules

[June 15, 2020] The  Read more >

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration challenge to California's "sanctuary" law

[JUNE 15, 2020] The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration's challenge to one of California's "sanctuary city" laws, which limits state and local cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The move left in place a lower court ruling that upholds the law. Read more >

IMMIGRANTS STAGE A HUNGER STRIKE FOR BLACK LIVES INSIDE ICE DETENTION FACILITY

[June 12, 2020] As they watched the news on TV in late May, the men in locked in Unit C of the Mesa Verde immigrant detention center in Bakersfield, California, began to see the same images as the rest of the world: cops across the United States beating protestors, reports detailing the police homicide of Breonna Taylor, and the horrific footage of a Minneapolis police officer suffocating George Floyd to death. Read more >

Families, Rights Groups Demand U.N. Investigate U.S. Police Killings, Protest Suppression

Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Philando Castile Join Forces with Over 600 Groups from over 60 Countries Calling for International Scrutiny Read more >

Isabel Garcia & Richard Boren: The struggle against police brutality at the border

[June 4, 2020] “I can’t breathe!” The Black Lives Matter movement has focused national attention on police brutality and the legacy of white supremacy and racism, and the U.S.-Mexico border is a big part Read more >

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