Washington, DC – Today, three dozen members of Congress--led by Reps. John Lewis, Judy Chu, Joe Garcia and Lucille Roybal-Allard—sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate urging them to ensure that immigration reform legislation includes strong civil rights and due process protections.
NEW ORLEANS -- Although the nation’s largest city--New York--is facing intense scrutiny over its discriminatory use of stop and frisk policies--including a major civil rights lawsuit currently being heard in federal court and a package of bills designed to end discriminatory policing--the chief of another major U.S. city has turned to the use of stops and frisks as a major law enforcement tool.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Overlooked in the national dialogue and media coverage of immigration reform are the lives and experiences of Black immigrants.
This week that changed a bit when hundreds of Black immigrants, mostly from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America rallied at the U.S. Capitol, participated in a Hill briefing organized by the Tri-Caucus and lobbied Congress to demand fairness and inclusion in immigration reform while highlighting the black immigrant experience.
New York, N.Y. – Advocates for ending discriminatory policing--including stop-and-frisk policies and biased surveillance--in the nation’s largest police department achieved a significant victory this week when New York City Council announced an agreement that would lead to the creation of an inspector general to oversee police policies and conduct, the Wall Street Journal reported today.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The trial involving a major civil rights lawsuit that seeks to end the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) discriminatory use of stop-and-frisk policies, began last month ifederal court in lower Manhattan.