This report reveals the Obama Administration pilot program of race-based community immigration raids that is devastating New Orleans—and warned that it may become the “new normal” for immigrant communities nationwide. The little-known Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called the Criminal Alien Removal Initiative (CARI),...

This report exposes the ways in which the United States is “deporting the evidence,” by arresting, detaining, and removing individuals engaged in defending themselves and their communities against serious violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). In some cases, the state...

This report is based on the stories of the Southern 32: grassroots civil, labor, and human rights defenders from New Orleans, Louisiana, who face deportation for standing up to expose civil and labor rights violations by employers, law enforcement, or Department of Homeland security agents....

Evacuation can never be effective, humane or legal without prioritizing community community input and decision making in evacuation planning, preparation, and implementation. This grassroots monitoring report is one step towards building adequate transparency and accountability into Louisiana’s emergency preparedness and response. The purpose of this...

Compiled by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice based on the firsthand accounts of detainee human rights monitors. These detainee human rights monitors’ testimonies demonstrate the risks detainees take when they decide to complain about human rights conditions and detention standards. In Basile...