Millions of migrants seeking safety and protection at our border illustrates the ongoing impact the pandemic, the climate crisis, and growing inequality is having around the world. Furthermore, detaining people who are seeking relief fuels the detention center torture-for-profit apparatus.
25 years ago, one of the worst laws you’ve probably never heard of, IIRIRA, calcified an immigration system based on punishment, restriction, and exclusion.This draconian law has severely curtailed due process for immigrants, supercharged deportations, and has allowed local law enforcement agencies to serve as immigration agents. Laws rooted in white supremacy have no place in our nation.
INVESTORS AND ACTIVISTS ASK BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO STOP STATES FROM USING COVID RELIEF DOLLARS TO BUILD PRISONS
Investors and advocates are once again coming together to stop a last ditch effort by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to build three new prisons, this time using CARES Act dollars intended to provide needed COVID relief for Alabamians while cases and deaths skyrocket.
What we have witnessed over the last few days is despicable, inhumane, and resembles a page out of the Trump playbook. Haitian refugees being met with whips by Border Patrol agents, packed into planes and deported to Haiti is indicative of an immigration system rooted in white supremacy.
Over 70% of Americans across the country support a pathway to permanent protections for undocumented populations. While the parliamentarian’s decision is regrettable, we call on Senate Democrats and the White House to do everything in their power to ensure these transformative immigration provisions remain in the reconciliation package.