Who is an American? Race Forward believes that the the answer should not be an “accident of birth” but a reflection reality. Millions of immigrants make this country their home, contribute to it's wellbeing— it's political, social and civic fabric. However, our policies work to criminalize and demonize immigrant communities, separate families and exploit labor. To build a United States that values all Americans, we need immigration laws that protect people rather than attack them.


Sent Back

April 13, 2006

By Tram Nguyen. Cambodians convicted of felonies have spent years in indefinite INS detention. In March, the U.S. government struck a deal to repatriate them to Cambodia. Now 1,500 Cambodian Americans await deportation. What happens next? Full article available on ColorLines here.

And Justice For All...

April 13, 2006

By Silja J.A. Talvi. Immigrants and communities of color have faced the brunt of hate crimes, raids, and detentions since 9/11. But in Washington State, organizing efforts of the Hate Free Zone campaign have made it possible for those under attack to regain dignity and hope. Full article available on ColorLines here.