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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.

U. S. Supreme Court: Local Police To Become the Frontline for ICE and Border Patrol

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We Welcome Promise to Stop the Deportation of (Some) Young Immigrants: Safety and Security for All Immigrants Still a Dream

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Information: Catherine Tactaquin, ctactaquin@nnirr.org Laura Rivas, lrivas@nnirr.org

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Rights Working Group Releases Report Critical of NSEERS and Calls for Full Dismantling of Program

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Keith Rushing, Rights Working Group, Communications Manager, krushing@rightsworkinggroup.org, (p) 202.591.3305 (m) 202.557.4291 Read more >

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Indigenous Leaders and Academics request the Texas-Mexico Border Wall be reviewed by UN CERD (80th Session) under Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedures

Indigenous leaders and faculty of the Human Rights Clinic, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin and  Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan will give public statements and discuss the international and Indigenous law analysis of the Texas-Mexico Border Wall under the Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedures of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (80th Session). Read more >