Mississippi Must End ICE ‘Entanglement’ With Local Law Enforcement, ACLU Says

A dozen supporters of immigrants rights hold a yellow banner saying: "IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS" outside the federal courthouse in Jackson

Local law enforcement’s “entanglement” with federal immigration agencies instills “fear across Mississippi’s immigrant communities” and introduces “a host of public safety hazards,” the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi said today while announcing “Unalienable,” a statewide campaign designed to change that dynamic.

Racism is Behind Anti-Asian American Violence, Even When It’s Not A Hate Crime

Children holding protest signs

Over the past year, attacks on Asian Americans have increased more than 150% over the previous year, including the March 16 murders of eight people, including six Asian American women, in Atlanta. Some of these attacks may be classified as hate crimes. But whether they meet that legal definition or not, they all fit a long history of viewing Asian Americans in particular ways that make discrimination and violence against them more likely.