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Civil Rights News: NJ Muslim Organizations File Federal Suit Over NYPD Surveillance Programs; Fear Prevents Migrant Workers From Seeking Health Care; Obama Administration Pushes for Transparency on College Loans

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund NJ Muslims file federal suit to stop NYPD spying Eileen Sullivan Associated Press On Wednesday, a group of eight Muslims represented by Muslim Advocates, a California-based … Continue reading

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From Bad to Worse, Alabama’s H.B. 658

Just when you didn’t think it was possible for life to get any harderfor immigrants and Latinos in Alabama. Last week, after Gov. Robert Bentley signaled that he had serious concerns with H.B. 658 and wanted the legislature to correct it’s mistakes during a special legislative session. He reversed his decision by pandering to the worst elements of the legislature and made the worst anti-immigrant law in America even worse by signing the bill into law. Continue reading

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NYPD Shoots and Kills Unarmed Man, ctd

Video of the NYPD trying to break into Ramarley Graham’s home. Continue reading

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NYPD Shoots and Kills Unarmed Man

Responding to report that NYPD have shot and killed 3 suspects in a week. Continue reading

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Connecticut Not Enforcing Its Ban on Racial Profiling in Traffic Stops

Highlighting a news story about Connecticut failing to enforce its law banning racial profiling in traffic stops. Continue reading

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Watch Rep. Judy Chu Argue for Protections against Racial Profiling

Rep. Judy Chu, D. Calif., was among those in the House who have recognized the need to amend the Act. Chu reminded the committee that, “after September 11th, more and more members of the Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian communities have been viewed as suspect based solely on religion, national origin, or attire.” Continue reading

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Gallup Muslim American Report Shows Striking Trends

The Abu Dhabi Gallup Center recently released its new report, “Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future,” which examines U.S. Muslims’ political, social and spiritual engagement a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Continue reading

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