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Across the Digital Divide

Raising serious concerns about equal access the San Diego ACLU urged the Oceanside Unified School District to rescind any requirement for families to use an online system for enrolling students. To require families to enroll children online imposes a significant…

Website Launched to Expose Border-Related Abuse and Litigation

  Washington D.C. - An alliance of immigration advocacy groups announces the launch of HoldCBPAccountable.org, a website that catalogues lawsuits and administrative complaints brought against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, the American Immigration Council,…

ACLU and PETA Sue San Diego Airport for Rejecting Anti-SeaWorld Ad

  SAN DIEGO — “Welcome to San Diego!” proclaims actor Kathy Najimy in a new PETA ad designed to greet thousands of tourists arriving each day at the city’s airport. “If you love animals like I do,” she continues, “please…

California Secretary of State Race – “The Race to Watch”

The California Secretary of State oversees the heart of our democracy: our right to vote. In the first of four candidate forums, six of the announced candidates for Secretary of State met and offered contrasting views about how they would…

ACLU Statement on Reported Audit of Border Patrol’s Use-of-Force Policies

Following today’s Los Angeles Times story on a report prepared last year criticizing U.S. Customs and Border Protection use-of-force policies and practices, the ACLU of SDIC urges Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to immediately release the full report and implement…

San Diego ACLU Statement on Chief Lansdowne’s Retirement

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties commends the Chief for his years of service to our city and for his immediate and serious response to recent allegations of officer misconduct and racial profiling. As he retires, we urge…

Affordable Care Act and Immigrants

This fact sheet, created in collaboration with our friends at the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), gives a summary of how the Affordable Care Act (also known as ACA and “Obamacare”) applies to immigrants and migrants in California. The document…

Attempt to Repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act Fails

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California’s new law ensuring that all children have opportunities to do well in school—failed to qualify for the ballot. The law—also known as Assembly Bill 1266—went into effect on…

Another Rock-Throwing Incident at the Border Ends in Death

After another incident involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shooting a suspect, possibly for throwing a rock at an officer, the San Diego ACLU calls for a full and open investigation. This latest incident occurred this morning in the…

Brown Administration Finally Agrees to More Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

  Today’s order from the three-judge panel overseeing the standing federal court order to reduce the state’s prison population to 137.5 percent of capacity gives the state an additional two year extension to comply, and Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ are justifiably concerned…

San Diego ACLU Mourns the Loss of Iconic Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger–singer, songwriter, peace activist, and civil liberties champion extraordinaire–died Monday at a New York hospital. He was 94. Seeger was a complex man who defined American activism. In his youth, he was briefly a member of the Communist party…

What Does the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 Mean for California?

On January 16th, Congress introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 — a modern-day bill to strengthen voter protections nationwide. The bill is in response to last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder that invalidated a…

San Diego Receives $1.9 Million Investment to Empower Residents

A team of organizations in San Diego County will receive $1.9 million over the next two years, to build upon efforts to empower the region’s most vulnerable residents. In a competitive process, San Diego was one of three locations selected…

Lista de Auto-Identificación con Respecto al Caso Cuestionando “Salida Voluntaria”

La ACLU, una organización de derechos humanos, interpuso una demanda colectiva en contra de la forma como los agentes de inmigración del sur de California administran las “salidas voluntarias.” Estas preguntas que aparecen a continuación nos ayudarán a determinar si…

New Guidelines Issued to Help End School-To-Prison Pipeline

  WASHINGTON – The Department of Education and Department of Justice today released federal guidance to assist schools in administering discipline in a nondiscriminatory way and to provide alternatives to overly punitive school discipline practices. In the guidance, the agencies…