immigrants' rights

TRUST Act heads to state Judiciary Committee

Massachusetts bill seeks to limit impact of controversial "Secure Communities" deportation program.

En español: Audiencia para el Acta de Confianza en la Cámara Estatal de Massachusetts

Immigrant advocates rally Wednesday for Massachusetts TRUST Act

Campaign aims to protect immigrant families from mass deportation and move immigration debate forward.

Nueva regla acortará la espera para reunir familias de ciertos inmigrantes

Desde el 4 de marzo el gobierno federal empezará un proceso nuevo para ciertos familiares inmediatos de ciudadanos estadounidenses que solicitan visas para luego convertirse en residentes permanentes. La ley permitirá a los individuos que sólo pueden solicitar la visa desde el exterior del país, comenzar el proceso desde los EE.UU., cortando el tiempo que deben estar en el exterior y separados de sus familias.

Despite succeeding in court, "show me your papers" has failed in action





Laura Rotolo

Matthew Segal

Laura Rótolo, FOIA counsel and community advocate for the ACLU of Massachusetts, and Matthew Segal, legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally co-wrote this guest blog for Boston.com.

Today the Supreme Court struck down several provisions of Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law, but it upheld the infamous "show me your papers" provision. Although the Court's decision to uphold that provision is a blow against civil rights and liberties, the "show me your papers" provision is likely to be relegated to the dustbin of history anyway.