Civil Liberties

IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCATES HEAD BACK TO COURT OVER TITLE 42 EXPULSIONS

  Groups that sued the Trump administration over Title 42 expulsions of asylum seekers are heading back to court after hitting an impasse in negotiations with the Biden administration to end the policy. The American Civil Liberties Union, Texas Civil Rights Project, RAICES, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Oxfam,[Read More…]

by August 3, 2021

CDC Extends Order at the Southern and Northern Land Borders

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain noncitizens based on the Director’s determination that introduction of such noncitizens, regardless of their country of[Read More…]

by August 3, 2021

Governor McKee, RIDE, and RIDOH Release Updated School Guidance for Fall

Latest State guidance aligns with CDC’s recent update to recommend universal mask use within schools Governor Dan McKee, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and Director of the Department of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today released an updated PreK-12 Health and Safety Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year, which aligns with[Read More…]

by July 28, 2021

CPJ: Committee To Protect Journalists Issues Statement On Pegasus Spyware

In response to reports that at least 180 journalists were identified by investigative reporters as possible targets of Pegasus spyware, produced by the Israeli company NSO Group, the Committee to Protect Journalists reaffirmed its call for immediate action by governments and companies around the world to stem abuse of powerful[Read More…]

by July 20, 2021

ACLU DEMANDS ACTION ON ILLEGAL CRANSTON TRAFFIC STOP POLICY

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins and the Cranston City Council to “take immediate action to halt what appears to be a long-standing and flagrant violation of the law by the Cranston Police Department” – a traffic stop quota policy, requiring police officers to[Read More…]

by July 20, 2021

Boston Common Rally for Julian Assange Monday July 19

  Tomorrow: Monday, July 19, 4:30-6PM @ Park Street Station On The Boston Common Supporters of Julian Assange will rally on Monday, July 19 from 4:30 to 6pm at Park Street Station, Boston Massachusetts.  They are calling on the Biden administration to drop the charges against Assange, especially in light[Read More…]

by July 18, 2021

Peace Memorial Vigil in Honor of President Jovenel Moïse-Haiti

On Monday, July 19, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., Councilwomen Aniece Germain and Nirva LaFortune, in collaboration with the Hope and Change for Haiti- HnC, the Haitian American Partnership for Positive Action HAPPA-RI, along with the support of the City of Cranston, will hold a Peace Memorial Vigil to honor the[Read More…]

by July 17, 2021

AFL DEMANDS MATERIALS FROM PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT REFUSES TO DISCLOSE TIES TO RADICAL “EDUCATION” CONSULTANTS PUSHING CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN THE CLASSROOM

Yesterday, America First Legal filed an open records request with the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District requesting all records, documents, and communications relating to the development and implementation of Critical Race Theory curriculum between the Pacific Education Group and the School District. Despite repeated requests from parents and concerned citizens, the school[Read More…]

by July 15, 2021

Stephen Miller Led AFL Files Formal Response To NASA’S Quest To Incorporate Illegal Race Equity Schemes Into Space Program

As part of its continued efforts to combat the advance of “equity” initiatives across the federal government–America First Legal submitted a comment in response to the National Aerospace and Science Administration’s request for information regarding how to incorporate so-called “racial equity” into programs at NASA. The Biden Administration has made[Read More…]

by July 9, 2021

COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AT STATEHOUSE; DEMAND PASSING OF BILLS IN THE WAKE OF TRIPLED ICE DETAINEES AT WYATT

Community organizers from Never Again Action Rhode Island appeared at the Statehouse on Tuesday to demand that the Wyatt Bills be brought to a vote on the floor of the house. The bills, HB 5749, HB 5776, and HB 5750, introduced by State Rep. Joshua Giraldo of Central Falls, would[Read More…]

by June 30, 2021