Iowa’s copycat anti-immigrant law was hit with two major lawsuits late last week. On Thursday, civil rights groups filed a lawsuit against S.F. 2340, which was signed by GOP Governor Kim Reynolds on April 10 and is being described by the groups as unconstitutional and “one of the worst,... Continue »
The Alabama legislature is advancing Texas-style legislation that threatens communities by empowering local law enforcement to arrest and detain anyone they suspect to be an undocumented immigrant. Civil rights advocates in the state have called H.B. 376 “inhumane” and “unnecessary,” and warned that it’s “putting Alabama communities at greater... Continue »
Washington, DC — Following the lead of Texas and its “show me your papers” SB4 law, multiple Republican-controlled states are enacting or seeking to enact their copycat versions of state anti-immigrant legislation. Texas’ law is currently enjoined in the federal courts and could reach the Supreme Court before being... Continue »
Washington state residents, regardless of immigration status, will soon be able to pursue their career goals, following the signing of legislation changing certain application requirements for professional licenses. Last week, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed H.B. 1889, “which allows the use of individual tax identification numbers — often used... Continue »
2024 kicked off with two historic wins for hundreds of thousands of immigrant families on opposite coasts of the nation. California has become the first in the country to open state health care insurance to all eligible undocumented adults. In New Jersey, workers and advocates celebrated new law ensuring... Continue »
Farmworkers and labor organizers in New York have scored one of their biggest wins in years. United Farm Workers (UFW) has unionized 500 workers across four apple farms and one vegetable farm in the state, The Guardian exclusively reports. “It’s the union’s biggest organizing success in years, and the... Continue »
In Public Safety And Immigrant Rights Win, 280,000 Individuals In Massachusetts and Nearly 30,000 Individuals In Rhode Island May Apply In a historic win for its immigrant communities, Massachusetts this week enacted a law passed last year that makes roads safer and helps keep families together by opening driver’s... Continue »
In response to the news that Arizona will not pursue a state constitutional ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” – which do not actually exist in Arizona – the following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: This is a significant victory for the immigrant movement... Continue »
Undocumented immigrants in New York can now apply for driver’s licenses in the state.  The “Green Light Law,” which allows all New York residents over the age of 16 to apply for a standard driver’s license regardless of immigration status, went into effect on Monday and hundreds celebrated across... Continue »
The news that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed legislation that would subvert local law enforcement’s authority and force local sheriffs to act as ICE deportation agents is a positive step for pragmatic policymaking and common-sense. As Governor Cooper rightfully noted in a message accompanying his veto, “This... Continue »