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Protecting All of Alabama

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 2:29pm
Jane* is a single mother with three children. She's lived in Birmingham, Alabama, for over a decade, and works hard to provide a stable home for her kids. Jane is a responsible provider and resident of her community; she is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit we just filed against the state of Alabama.
Shame on Alabama

Shame on Alabama

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 5:31pm

In the six days since Alabama's extreme anti-immigrant law has been in effect, the impact on communities across the state has been chilling.

Supreme Court Makes the Right Call: "Social Sharing" of Marijuana Not an Aggravated Felony Under Immigration Laws

Supreme Court Makes the Right Call: "Social Sharing" of Marijuana Not an Aggravated Felony Under Immigration Laws

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project & Rebecca McCray, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project at 2:53pm

In a 7-2 decision this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the "social sharing of a small amount...

Ending Immigration Detention in America

Ending Immigration Detention in America

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 2:58pm

Why is it we are locking up record numbers of immigrants, at tremendous cost to families, communities and taxpayers, with little gain to public safety?

ACLU and DOJ Argue Alabama Immigration Law Is Unconstitutional

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 11:10am

The ACLU was in a packed federal district court in Birmingham Wednesday arguing, with the U.S. Department of Justice and the bishops of the Episcopal, Catholic and Methodist churches, that Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, House Bill 56, should…

March Madness Is Newest Stage for Mississippi's Anti-Immigrant Law

March Madness Is Newest Stage for Mississippi's Anti-Immigrant Law

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 4:16pm

The NCAA college basketball tournament began yesterday and as thousands of fans cheered on their favorite teams, one player found out he had more to handle than just making his free throw. Kansas State University freshman guard, Angel Rodriguez,…

Absent from School in Alabama

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 1:04pm

Two days ago, just after lunchtime, President Obama walked onto the stage at Benjamin Banneker High School in Washington D.C. to deliver his annual back-to-school speech. The 18-minute address sought to inspire all K-12 students to "test…

A Mayor for Everyone

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 12:01pm

Paul Bridges, the Republican mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, is as Southern as it gets. Growing up in a small town of a few thousand people in southeast Georgia, Mr. Bridges drives a pick-up truck, keeps 15 goats on his small dairy farm and speaks…

Georgia Strikes Out on Civil Rights

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 3:03pm

I love baseball. I love baseball so much that I learned to keep score when I was 10 and cried when I learned that David Wells had been traded from the Yankees. I grew up on baseball, and I believed in what it stood for. It is a unifying and uniquely…

Anchoring Equal Protections

Anchoring Equal Protections

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 3:08pm

The Fourteenth Amendment, enacted in 1868 to guarantee citizenship to newly freed slaves, has come under fire recently from anti-immigrant politicians. For nearly 150 years, this Amendment has protected all children born on U.S. soil – regardless…

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