Immigrant JusticeThe struggle for immigrant justice is part of the broader struggle for racial justice. US immigration policy has historically been rooted in racism with entry restrictions and exploitation based on race. In deep partnership with grassroots groups across the country, Advancement Project’s Immigrant Justice Project seeks to end the unnecessary criminalization of immigrants. Our team provides support through a combination of policy, advocacy, organizing, communications and litigation to dismantle systems that oppress immigrants and communities of color. We help build bridges between immigrant communities and other communities of color, and seek to change the public discourse that dehumanizes and demonizes immigrants.
The year since the election has been challenging. But this moment also presents us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine and rebuild.
Today hurts. But it also shows that Trump does not understand who he is messing with.
The Muslim and refugee ban is a clear example of how the Trump administration uses the politics of fear and hate to enact its xenophobic agenda.
As President Obama prepares to leave office, he is solidifying his tarnished legacy when it comes to incarcerating families in need of safety.
Led by those taking to the streets on May Day and in the future, we will finish the fight. Together, we will overcome the last stand of white supremacy.
An attack on one is an attack on all, and we will meet this with resistance and affirmations of each other’s humanity.
It was clear from the beginning that the slogan, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was a call to white nationalists and a nod to exclusionary policies that target people of color.
This rhetoric would not lead to making America great, but to dividing the country and instilling fear.
Through sheer heart and will, the immigrant justice movement swayed a nation and a president toward justice and fairness.
We will not live in fear, and we will fight this law until families like Toñita’s, Gloria’s and Ignacio’s are no longer besieged by it.
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