Guest Contributor

For People Fleeing Central America, Hunger May Not Look Like Hunger

This is not a time to turn away from the protection of human rights, but a time to redouble our support for the people at the US-Mexico border who are in desperate need of care.

  • Apr 23, 2019
  • 9:42 am

It’s Not Because They Are Poor, It’s Because They Are Brown: The Inequity of Limiting Funds to High Quality Early Childhood Education for Latinx Children

The lack of access to participation in high quality early education means that not all Latinx children enter school ready to learn.

  • Apr 19, 2019
  • 5:04 pm

MEChA’s National Board Statement About Its Decision to Change the Student Organization’s Name

“The name change is one of many nationwide initiatives and represents a call to action under the newly elected National MECha Board.”

  • Apr 17, 2019
  • 3:30 pm

Latino Youth Are a Civic Force in 2020, Especially in California

We must prepare now for two of the most significant acts of civic engagement—the 2020 Elections and the Census.

  • Apr 10, 2019
  • 7:44 am

El Peso Hero Confronts Immigration Detention Facilities in Latest Comic Book

In the latest release, El Peso Hero joins a group of refugees as they go through the registration process at a detention facility located near the border at Carrizo Springs, Texas.

  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 11:28 am

A Law Student’s Firsthand Account of Working With Migrants at the US-Mexico Border

“As I would inform families of the future that awaited them, I felt embarrassed of my country,” Amín E. Fernández writes.

  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 9:45 am

A Yale Student’s Letter to Julia Keleher and the Yale Education Leadership Conference

“This celebration of Keleher’s work only displays the way in which members of elite institutions like the Yale School of Management can be so blind to the reality and context of life in Puerto Rico.”

  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 5:05 pm

The Pathway to Citizenship Must Begin NOW

We can’t stop fighting until we have protections and permanent legislative solutions for all who need them.

  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 11:53 am

ACLU Issues Complaint Demanding Investigation Into Abuses in Outdoor Border Patrol Detention Facility

The complaint, sent to officials within the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, calls for an immediate end to the caging of immigrants in outdoor holding areas.

  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 12:29 pm

A Statement From Boicot a la Comay About Facebook Taking Down Its Page

We expect vigorous public debate, the free exercise of free speech from all ranges of opinion, but illegal means of seeking censorship will be responded by the legal exercise of our defense.

  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 3:56 pm

Detained Immigrants Held at For-Profit River Correctional Detention Center Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Denial of Bond and Parole

The ongoing and increasing number of hunger strikes at facilities across the country indicate the urgent need to release people from ICE custody.

  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 10:19 am

Statement Opposing Professor Skeel’s Selection as Winner of the Beacon Award for His Service on the Financial Oversight and Management Board

We, the undersigned students of Penn Law, oppose Professor David Skeel’s selection as the recipient of the Beacon Award for his service on Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 4:32 pm

My Quest for a Latinx Community With Good Schools

No parent should have to worry about their children’s education being under-resourced because they want to be part of a diverse community.

  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 3:44 pm

How Border Communities Support One Another

While Trump’s razor wire, rhetoric, and “national emergency” are an unwelcome and menacing display of fear and deception, U.S.-Mexico border communities will always be linked and continue to provide socorro for one another.

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • 11:41 am

A Call to the United States Congress to Save the University of Puerto Rico

A group of organizations belonging to the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and Puerto Rican communities called upon the United States Congress to save UPR from the crisis that has been caused by austerity measures imposed by the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB).

  • Mar 13, 2019
  • 8:23 pm

The Wall Is Here: Fighting Everyday Racism, Hate at Work (OPINION)

I heard something I did not expect to hear from a patient as part of my bedside care.

  • Mar 8, 2019
  • 10:22 am

The ‘Loser Teachers’ Who Keep Immigrant Communities Together

Donald Trump Jr.’s words were insulting not only to those who teach our children, but those who care for them following disasters, whether those disasters are natural or manmade.

  • Mar 1, 2019
  • 12:57 pm

A Local Wells Fargo Bank in Georgia Refused to Cash My Hurricane María Insurance Check Because It Was Written in Spanish

“You are in an English-speaking country,” the assistant manager says. “We need the check in English.”

  • Feb 24, 2019
  • 3:51 pm

ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of U.S. Citizens Detained for Speaking Spanish 

“It’s unconstitutional to detain people just because of their language, accent, or color of their skin,” said Cody Wofsy, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.

  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 1:45 pm

Letter From the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

“The only road to Mumia’s freedom —and, in point of fact, the only reason he is even alive today— is mass organization.”

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • 11:27 am

Freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Open Letter to the Organizers and Attendees of the 2019 Rebellious Lawyering Conference

The Directors of RebLaw and all of those in a position to act on our demands.

  • Feb 1, 2019
  • 10:32 am