• California Nov 19, 2019

    Ruling Backs Asylum Seekers at Border Prior to Policy Shift

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people.

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2019

    Stephen Miller Planted Anti-Rubio Stories in Breitbart During 2016 Campaign, Leaked Emails Show

    White House senior adviser Stephen Miller had more editorial influence over the right-wing news website Breitbart during the 2016 presidential campaign than previously known and attempted to push articles attacking then-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., according to a new batch of leaked emails shared with NBC News. The emails, which were first given to the Southern Poverty Law Center...

  • Texas Oct 17, 2019

    Cuban Immigrant Kills Himself in ICE Jail in Louisiana: Officials

    A Cuban man who legally sought asylum died by apparent suicide while being detained at an immigration jail in Louisiana, authorities said Wednesday.

  • United States Aug 18, 2019

    Far-Right and Antifa Groups Both Claim Victory at Portland

    With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday of more than 1,000 far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators wasn’t as violent as feared. “I’m...

  • attorney Jul 16, 2019

    Judge Recommends $14M Award to Neo-Nazi Trolling Victim

    The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign over $14 million and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent, a magistrate judge recommended on Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch called The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin’s behavior reprehensible and atrocious in telling his...

  • attorney Jul 9, 2019

    Asylum Seeker and ‘Victim of Torture' Who Cannot Walk Facing Deportation

    When José Antonio Hernández Viera was awakened early Friday morning, he and his belongings were stuffed into a vehicle and driven away from Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center. The 40-year-old Cuban asylum seeker had hoped to leave immigrant detention in Louisiana. But not like this. He texted photos to his wife Angela Mairielys Lazo Torres from the car, with chains...

  • JUDGE Jul 8, 2019

    One Immigration System, Two Outcomes for Cuban Couple Seeking Asylum

    A caress and a kiss. That’s all Angela Mairielys Lazo Torres had time for before guards escorted her from her husband’s hospital room after less than a minute. It had been seven months since she last traveled to Louisiana to see José Antonio Hernández Viera, 40, in detention, and she wasn’t even given the time to tell him, “I love...

  • United States Jun 15, 2019

    21 Savage Donates $25K for Legal Aid for Detained Immigrants

    Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage has given $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center after the watchdog organization helped him while he was in federal immigration custody earlier this year. The rapper, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 in what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said was a targeted operation over his expired visa. Abraham-Joseph...

  • director May 25, 2019

    Hate Makes a Comeback in the Pacific Northwest

    Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. The neo-Nazi group was based near Hayden Lake, Idaho, starting in...

  • Asher Klein Feb 20, 2019

    ‘Hate Groups' Hit Record High in 2018, Law Center's Analysis Finds

    An organization that tracks white supremacists and other far-right extremists says its annual count of “hate groups” has reached the highest level in more than two decades. The Southern Poverty Law Center says the 1,020 hate groups it counted in 2018 is the most since 2011 and the highest number since it broadened its survey of such groups in the...

  • attorney Feb 9, 2019

    Alabama Has Prison Suicide Crisis: Advocacy Group

    An advocacy group charged Friday that Alabama officials have failed to address a rising suicide rate in state prisons despite a federal court order to improve conditions for mentally ill inmates. Attorneys representing inmates in an ongoing lawsuit over mental health care argued state officials have done “precious little” to address inmate suicides. “People are killing themselves in our prisons...

  • United States Jan 25, 2019

    Nathan Phillips on Viral Encounter With Nick Sandmann: ‘I Forgive Him'

    Nathan Phillips, the Native American elder seen beating his drum in an encounter with Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann, says he forgives the student although he believes the teen has been insincere in his public response. “Coached and written up for him. Insincerity. Lack of responsibility. Those are the words I came up with, but then I went...

  • Florida Dec 8, 2018

    Nebraska Principal on Leave After Banning Candy Canes

    A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school. Elkhorn Public Schools quickly reversed Manchester Elementary principal Jennifer Sinclair’s ban on imagery including Santa, Christmas trees and even candy canes after Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit that promotes and defends what...

  • United States Dec 4, 2018

    Lawsuit: Fla. Sheriff's Office Detained, Nearly Deported US Citizen for ICE

    A U.S. citizen was detained in a Florida prison and flagged for deportation despite his repeated pleas to authorities that he was American and the county’s own jail files indicating he was born in Philadelphia, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. NBC News reports Peter Sean Brown turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for a probation...

  • president Oct 17, 2017

    Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency Over White Nationalist Speech at UF

    Ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader at the University of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to ensure Gainesville’s safety.

  • executive director Oct 16, 2017

    White Supremacist Group Hangs Anti-‘Dreamer' Banner Outside DC Immigration Law Office

    Two members of a white supremacist group hung a banner decrying the Dreamer movement outside the American Immigration Lawyers Association office in D.C. Saturday.

  • NBC Aug 28, 2017

    Ex-Members Describe Military-Style Christian Sect Now Accused of Child Abuse

    A secretive Christian sect that waits for Armageddon at its remote New Mexico compound has been thrust into the national spotlight when its self-appointed “general,” Deborah “Lila” Green, and three of her followers were arrested and charged with rape and child abuse, NBC News reported. Green’s word is law among the hundred or so members of the Aggressive Christian Missions...

  • United States Aug 23, 2017

    George and Amal Clooney Donate $1 Million to Fight Hate Groups

    George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to fight hate groups. The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in the United States. George Clooney says in a statement Tuesday that they wanted to add their voices and financial assistance to...

  • NBC Aug 17, 2017

    Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Charlottesville as Teachable Moment

    Anti-hate groups in the United States are giving guidance on what individuals can do to combat hate-inspired violence in the wake of a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. To combat hate-inspired attacks in the U.S., Americans must join forces, speak out and educate themselves about the history and ideology of white nationalists and hate organizations,...

  • Facebook Aug 17, 2017

    Facebook Bans White Nationalist's Accounts Over Hate Speech

    Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. Cantwell was featured in a Vice News documentary about...

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