Countering Surveillance and Political Repression Against Black, Brown, and Muslim Communities

  • Inspection/Admission Issues
  • Legal Motions
  • Advocacy
  • Enforcement

Project South represents individuals approached by the FBI, its Joint Terrorism Task Forces, the Department of Homeland Security, and police departments for questioning. When individuals of Muslim, immigrant, politically active backgrounds, or otherwise marginalized and targeted communities are approached and asked intrusive questions that put them in considerable legal danger, Project South is available to protect their rights. Project South provides free legal representation to anyone approached in such a manner to ensure that community members do not put themselves at risk by answering such questions. Join Project South and presenters Azadeh Shahshahani (Legal and Advocacy Director at Project South), Shafeah M'Balia (Organizer with Imam Jamil Action Network and Black Workers for Justice), and Amith Gupta (Legal Fellow at Project South) for a discussion of how to advocate in these contexts.


  • Racial disparities in immigration enforcement
  • Disproportionate government surveillance
  • Legal advocacy across positionalities

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IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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