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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

In Solidarity With Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Djesika Bel Watson, and Stefani Echeverría-Fenn

These instances of racist and discriminatory practices in academic spaces are not new.

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 3:25 pm

Latino Leaders Demand More From NBC, Brokaw and Meet the Press for Xenophobic Comments

It is unacceptable that a major network news program would give a platform to one of their most well respected personalities to repeat and extend these untrue and harmful stereotypes to Latinos.

  • Jan 28, 2019
  • 1:44 pm

Puerto Rican and Allied Groups Decry Trump’s Plan to Raid Disaster Funds

“Trump’s proposal is an abominable sleight of hand.”

  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 3:34 pm

An Open Letter to the University of Puerto Rico Administration, Faculty, and Students, and to All Concerned Public Officials

“We write to express our alarm at the draconian budget cuts being imposed on the University of Puerto Rico by the Fiscal Oversight Management Board (FOMB) with the acquiescence of government and university authorities.”

  • Dec 4, 2018
  • 3:03 pm

An Open Letter to the Phoenix Community: Daniel Valenzuela Cannot Be City’s Next Mayor

It brings us no pleasure to publicly oppose him.

  • Oct 22, 2018
  • 10:45 am

Structural Disenfranchisement in US Territories Has Consequences

My hope is that the time has finally arrived to have a national conversation about the continued denial of voting rights to nearly four million Americans.

  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 3:37 pm

The Rodríguez Sánchez Genocide Trial: Verdict Expected September 26

The trial court is expected to deliver its ruling later that day.

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 8:18 am

Traveling on Coal’s Death Route: From Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay to La Guajira, Colombia

Cerrejón’s motto, “responsible mining,” seems far removed from the realities we witnessed.

  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 12:27 pm

An Open Letter to the NAACP About Puerto Rico

The struggles for justice in the United States must include decolonization and national self-determination for Puerto Rico, and at least partial reparation for the misdeeds of colonial rule.

  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 6:24 pm

Not In My Name: A Conscientious Objector and Former Employee From the Morrison Center Speaks Up Against the Children Imprisonment in Support of a Coalition Demanding Audit

“During my time working in that program, I was witness to many violations of the rights of immigrant children and families by ICE, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the government contractors who run these programs including my former employer.”

  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 11:22 am

Letter from Refugee Parents with Separated Families in Response to the New Executive Order from the U.S. President

This new order is a strategy of the president to silence and intimidate immigrants who know and demand their rights.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1:07 pm

An Open Letter From a Counselor at the Office of Refugee Resettlement: Is This Really What the US Stands For?

The ORR is turning its back on the children for whom they are responsible.

  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 6:00 am

Dreamer Fights to Stop Mother’s Deportation and Keep Her Home

When ICE detained my mom, they initially told her she would get at least three months to get her affairs in order and say goodbye. They then turned around and arrested her the same day.

  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1:06 pm

A Long (and Overdue) FU Letter to the Education System

It isn’t fair for a student of color to have to wait until they are in their 20’s to experience an educational environment that reflects them and their culture completely.

  • May 24, 2018
  • 11:41 am

Republican Leadership Is Needed to Clear Up Immigration Ambiguity Happening in the Courts (OPINION)

That is not how our system is supposed to work. And the time to fix this is now.

  • May 23, 2018
  • 1:35 pm

No Justice for Henry

A 15-year-old immigrant from El Salvador came to Long Island to escape the formidable MS-13.

  • May 3, 2018
  • 6:07 pm

Why Latino Parents Should Embrace Race

Because collectively, we move closer to reclaiming our identity.

  • May 2, 2018
  • 11:47 am