Category Archives: Immigration

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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LDF: ‘King’s Legacy Serve as a Call to Arms on Crisis in Haiti’

Got this today from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Today provides a moment for reflection on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – born 81 years ago on this day. It is also a moment of intense anguish for the survivors and those continuing to suffer in the wake of the […]
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EJS Screens Stirring Films on Incarceration and Family Detention

On Wednesday, October 14, more than 100 EJS members and friends from around the Bay Area joined us at the Sundance Kabuki Theater for the screening of two films about contemporary criminal justice issues. The screenings were spearheaded by EJS staffers Sara Jackson and Miguel Gavaldón. The Trust (http://www.trustcommunity.org), currently in post-production, takes a personal […]
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