Category Archives: Racial Justice

Bristol County’s Lawless Sheriff Will Answer to the Court

Lawless Sheriff Will Answer to the Court Civil Rights Group Sues To Uncover Documents Regarding Bristol County’s Participation In Controversial Immigration Program Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Foley Hoag LLP filed a lawsuit against Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson to obtain public records regarding the Sheriff’s participation in a

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Victory for Sanctuary Cities

As the Federal Court for the Northern District of California recognized, sanctuary policies reflect the local judgment that communities are more safe when local police are not entangled in federal immigration enforcement. Through its sanctuary cities Executive Order, the Trump Administration has threatened to destabilize and harm these communities by stripping them of all federal funding. That’s why the federal court issued emergency

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Protecting 30,000 Households

Fighting the Wave of Hate: Federal Civil Rights Settlement Extends Fair Housing Protections to 30,000 Households The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and our pro bono partner Foley Hoag LLP are pleased to announce a groundbreaking federal Fair Housing Act settlement that will provide protection against racial harassment to over 30,000 rental

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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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