EJS Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

Equal Justice Society Releases Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia Research and report funded by Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation OAKLAND, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2016) -- The Equal Justice Society today released a report on how implicit bias, racial anxiety, and misuse of stereotypes factor into anti-immigrant racism and … Continue reading EJS Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

Equal Justice Society to Release Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

Research and report funded by Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation On December 8, the Equal Justice Society will release a report on how implicit bias, racial anxiety, and misuse of stereotypes factor into anti-immigrant racism and xenophobia. Authored by Sara Campos and Katherine Spencer, the report details how implicit biases, stereotyping, and racial … Continue reading Equal Justice Society to Release Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia

Thomas A. Saenz Statement on President’s Decision to Provide Relief for Undocumented Youth

Today, MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, released a statement in response to President Obama’s decision to provide relief to undocumented youth who have lived in the United States for most of their lives. According to a memo from Secretary Napolitano, on a case-by-case basis, undocumented youth shall be immune from deportation through … Continue reading Thomas A. Saenz Statement on President’s Decision to Provide Relief for Undocumented Youth

EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

The Equal Justice Society signed on to an amicus brief by the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP opposing Alabama's HB 56 law, the Beason-Hammon “Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.” The country’s most draconian anti-immigrant law, HN 56 will result in discrimination against lawful permanent residents and citizens of color. The brief was filed … Continue reading EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

Eva Paterson in Huffington Post – Protecting the 14th Amendment

The following op-ed by EJS President Eva Paterson appears in Huffington Post. Protecting the 14th Amendment By Eva Paterson Huffington Post For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all -- from freed slaves to immigrants to workers fighting against … Continue reading Eva Paterson in Huffington Post – Protecting the 14th Amendment

EJS, Others File Brief on Prelim. Injunction Against Ariz. Anti-Immigrant Statute

The Equal Justice Society, the Asian American Institute and thirty-six other public interest organizations, represented pro bono by the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, have filed an amicus brief in Friendly House v. Whiting, supporting the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction against SB 1070, Arizona’s disturbing new immigration statute. The lawsuit, a class … Continue reading EJS, Others File Brief on Prelim. Injunction Against Ariz. Anti-Immigrant Statute

National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, ACLU, ACLU of Arizona to Mount Legal Challenge Against Arizona Racial Profiling Law

The National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Arizona today held a news conference in front of the Arizona State Capitol Building in Phoenix to announce their future legal challenge to Governor Jan Brewer's recently signed SB1070. The organizations also sought to address misinformation and fears that have … Continue reading National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, ACLU, ACLU of Arizona to Mount Legal Challenge Against Arizona Racial Profiling Law

Take Action: National Geographic Show Fosters Hatred and Violence Towards Immigrants

Formerly neutral world news organization National Geographic, with corporate cosponsor CSX, launched a new cable television show entitled "Border Wars", detailing daily border agent battles with drug smugglers, human traffickers, and undocumented immigrants. The promotions for this new show, as well as the show itself, have managed to recklessly imply that the U.S. and Mexico … Continue reading Take Action: National Geographic Show Fosters Hatred and Violence Towards Immigrants