Update on South Asian restaurant workers detained by ICE

This post was originally published on this siteJuly 11, 2019 Washington, D.C.: A community member reached out to SAALT last week alerting staff that several South Asian restaurant employees had been detained by ICE and taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility the week before.   Given that the Trump Administration has announced imminent raids, SAALT … Read moreUpdate on South Asian restaurant workers detained by ICE

SAALT Welcomes Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer NO HATE Act

This post was originally published on this siteFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019  WASHINGTON, D.C. –  SAALT welcomes Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL)  introduction of the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer NO HATE Act.  Representatives Donald Beyer (D-VA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) introduced the companion bill in the House. The bill … Read moreSAALT Welcomes Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer NO HATE Act

Supreme Court Rules Against Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

This post was originally published on this siteFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019  Washington, D.C. : The Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 today that the citizenship question on the 2020 Census cannot be added to the 2020 Census.  Chief Justice Roberts’ voted against the citizenship question, sending the case back to the … Read moreSupreme Court Rules Against Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

SAALT Marks One Year Anniversary of Supreme Court Ruling Upholding the Muslim Ban

This post was originally published on this siteFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2019 Washington, D.C.: On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of upholding the Muslim Ban, making it both legal and indefinite. Since the inception of the Muslim Ban, countless families have been separated, individuals have been … Read moreSAALT Marks One Year Anniversary of Supreme Court Ruling Upholding the Muslim Ban

SAALT DENOUNCES ICE RAIDS AND FAMILY SEPARATION

This post was originally published on this siteFor Immediate Release Friday, June 21, 2019 Media Contacts Sophia Qureshi, sophia@saalt.org Lakshmi Sridaran, lakshmi@saalt.org Following the Trump administration’s announcement this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids are expected to impact families across the U.S. beginning this  Sunday, June 23rd in the pre-dawn hours. Cities expected to … Read moreSAALT DENOUNCES ICE RAIDS AND FAMILY SEPARATION

House Passes Historic Dream and Promise Act

This post was originally published on this site We’re taking a moment today to pause and celebrate what just happened. After years of immigrant justice organizing by a broad coalition of community members, allies and partners, elected officials have listened. The House voted last night to pass the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which … Read moreHouse Passes Historic Dream and Promise Act

ACTION ALERT: URGE CONGRESS TO PASS THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT WITH NO HARMFUL ANTI-IMMIGRANT AMENDMENTS

This post was originally published on this siteJune 3, 2019 Last month’s passage of the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) by the House Judiciary Committee is a historic milestone in the fight for immigrant rights. It is scheduled for a full floor vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow, June 4th. The Dream and … Read moreACTION ALERT: URGE CONGRESS TO PASS THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT WITH NO HARMFUL ANTI-IMMIGRANT AMENDMENTS

South Asians by the Numbers: Population in the U.S. has grown by 40% since 2010

This post was originally published on this site May 15, 2019 SAALT released its latest South Asian demographic snapshot today, revealing a community in the U.S. that’s growing almost as fast as it is changing. By 2065, Asian Americans are on track to be the largest immigrant population in the U.S. The South Asian population … Read moreSouth Asians by the Numbers: Population in the U.S. has grown by 40% since 2010

Coalition Letter to House Homeland Security Committee: Concerns about Domestic Terrorism Hearing

This post was originally published on this siteMay 8, 2019 Dear Chairman Thompson and Ranking Member Rogers: As civil liberties and community-based organizations, we submit this statement for the record in response to the hearing on domestic terrorism in order to share our concerns about the rise of white supremacist and nationalist violence in the … Read moreCoalition Letter to House Homeland Security Committee: Concerns about Domestic Terrorism Hearing

13 year old in Critical Condition after Alleged Hate Crime in Northern California

This post was originally published on this siteMay 3, 2019 Dear Friends, Community Members, and Allies, On April 23rd, 13 year-old Dhriti was walking back home from the library with her father and brother, when a driver plowed into them and several other pedestrians at a busy crosswalk in Sunnyvale, California. Dhriti is in a … Read more13 year old in Critical Condition after Alleged Hate Crime in Northern California

Standing with the Victims and their Families in Sri Lanka

This post was originally published on this siteApril 22, 2019 At least 290 people in Sri Lanka were killed and more than 500 injured from the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday in St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, Zion Church in Batticaloa, and three hotels in the capital city of Colombo: the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand … Read moreStanding with the Victims and their Families in Sri Lanka

Men who Sustained 80-day Hunger Strike Released from El Paso Detention Facility

This post was originally published on this siteFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2019 Jasvir Singh and Rajandeep Singh were released from the Otero County Processing Center last week almost three months after initial reports that they were among nine Sikh men on hunger strike whom ICE agents were force feeding in the El Paso Service … Read moreMen who Sustained 80-day Hunger Strike Released from El Paso Detention Facility

Statement of Concern Regarding April 9 Congressional Hearing on Hate Crimes and White Nationalism

This post was originally published on this siteApril 8, 2019 Dear Chairman Nadler and Ranking Member Collins, We write to share our concerns with you and members of the House Judiciary Committee regarding the April 9 hearing on Hate Crimes and The Rise of White Nationalism. We believe these are urgent issues and that Congress … Read moreStatement of Concern Regarding April 9 Congressional Hearing on Hate Crimes and White Nationalism

PRESS RELEASE: SAALT hosts Congressional Briefing “Detention, Hunger Strikes, Deported to Death”

This post was originally published on this siteFOR IMMEDIATE RELEAESE April 2, 2019 On April 2, SAALT and immigrant justice partners UndocuBlack Network, Detention Watch Network, United We Dream, Freedom for Immigrants, Sikh Coalition, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) hosted a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill to draw immediate attention to the … Read morePRESS RELEASE: SAALT hosts Congressional Briefing “Detention, Hunger Strikes, Deported to Death”