Monthly Archives: March 2017

Response to the Trump Administration’s Threat to “Punish” Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary communities keep neighborhoods safe by ensuring that local police are not entangled in federal immigration enforcement. These communities are being destabilized and harmed by the Trump Administration. In statements made today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions escalated the anti-immigrant rhetoric warning sanctuary communities that the government will “claw back” federal funds already provided to them

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Airports: The Next Racial Profiling Frontier

Last Sunday, while returning home from a vacation in Portugal, I was detained at Logan Airport in Boston by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. They questioned my American citizenship and the authenticity of my U.S. passport. While white travelers were permitted to pass freely through passport control, I was escorted by security –

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Fighting Discrimination and Racism in Brookline, MA

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice participated in a Town Hall meeting concerning discrimination and racism at the Brookline Police Department on March 3, 2017. The meeting was attended by over 100 local residents who came out to support diversity in policing. This community advocacy effort was featured in the Boston Globe,

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Statement on the Educational Rights of Immigrant Students

Statement on the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Letter on the Educational Rights of Immigrant Students The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice applauds Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for today’s letter on the educational rights of immigrant students. Our Constitution demands equal protection – not just for U.S. citizens, but for all persons.  Thirty

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