California Chief Justice on the Right Side of History

We applaud Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court for taking a strong position against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement practice of stalking undocumented immigrants in California courthouses. “There is ample evidence that immigrants view such practices as a form of stalking that deters them from seeking justice for themselves or cooperating in […]

Reject Gorsuch

Today, every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court forward. They took this vote a little over a year after they refused to even hold hearings for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. Instead, they advanced Donald Trump’s lifetime nominee even while his campaign is […]

Advancing Justice Condemns Executive Order Banning Immigrants and Refugees

Email today from Advancing Justice: Today, President Trump issued an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. “We condemn today’s executive orders condoning fear and ignorance in the name of national security,” said Elica Vafaie, National Security and Civil Rights Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law […]

Join 18MR to Resist for 100 Days

An email today from 18MR: It’s only been six days since Trump took the White House and we’ve already seen Executive Order after Executive Order fulfilling his divisive and unjust campaign promises. Our Congressional leaders have been capitulating on legislation and shocking cabinet appointments. The White House press corps has been lied to and disrespected. […]

SAALT Condemns President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Executive Orders

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national South Asian advocacy organization, is outraged at the latest Executive Orders issued by President Trump. Today’s announcement on immigration effectively shuts down our borders, threatens state and local policies that protect and welcome immigrants, and puts immigrant communities in the cross-hairs of policies that tear apart families […]

Korematsu Resolution by Rep. Theresa Mah Passes Illinois State House

A resolution introduced by Illinois State Representative Theresa Mah honoring Fred T. Korematsu passed the state House today by acclamation. Theresa’s shepherding of the Korematsu resolution was unusual in its speed. Measures honoring individuals with days are usually referred to committees. The resolution was recorded as being introduced by Theresa and “all other Members of the […]