pro bo·no pu·bli·co (adj./adv.): for the public good

Immigration

Tens of millions of immigrants in this country face arrest, deportation, and hostile policies under the present administration. Although immigrants play a fundamental role in American culture, many are dehumanized and targeted by anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. New immigrants are often held in public and private detention centers and jails throughout the U.S., in unsanitary, inhumane conditions for months or years. Parents are ripped from their children; detained women and children suffer sexualized abuse, especially in privately run detention centers. Even immigrants living in the U.S. for decades, including people who have never crossed a land border or violated immigration law, are being pursued and arrested. And 750,000 immigrants who received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) since 2012 face the possibility of deportation. Now more than ever we need to stand up for immigrants’ rights. Find an organization working to protect the basic human rights of immigrants and get to work.

Learn More About the Issue

American Immigration Council: Immigration 101

“Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants” (USA Today)

“Donald Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ nonsense” (Washington Post)

“What Could Happen to DACA Recipients Under Donald Trump” (ABC)

Video: The 13th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference