Ten states, including Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, have recently passed laws which require voters to show a government-issued photo identification. However, 11% of eligible voters lack any form of ID.
On June 25, the USCCB issued a response to the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070.
This year U.S. taxpayers will spend over $2 billion on immigration detention. Please contact Sen. Landrieu and ask her to decrease detention funding by 1,200 beds and increase funds available for alternative to detention programs which cost less and are more effective.
The April 2012 JustSouth E-Newsletter looks at a new method of payday lending, the common good and election 2012, and immigration enforcement legislation that failed to pass in Mississippi.
On March 23, JSRI and numerous other national, state, and local organizations signed off on a letter from the Detention Watch Network asking Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative Robert Aderholt of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations to reduce spending on immigration detention.
The Spring 2012 JustSouth Quarterly addresses the life, death, and voting rights in the Texas Colonias, Catholic social thought and distributive justice, the failure of punitive crime policy, and why people of faith should be concerned about growing economic inequality.