Monthly Archives: June 2011

ICE Agrees to Improve Health Care Provided to Immigration Detainees

June 30, 2011 SAN DIEGO – A district court judge approved a settlement earlier this month in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials agreed to provide constitutionally adequate levels of medical and mental health care to immigration detainees. The…

Escondido’s Sectarian City Council Prayers Violate Constitution

SAN DIEGO – The Escondido City Council is violating the constitutional principle of separation of church and state by engaging in sectarian prayers during the “Moment of Reflection” at the beginning of each council meeting, according to a demand letter…

ACLU Speaks Out Against Board of Supervisors’ E-Verify Proposal

This morning the San Diego County Board of Supervisors heard a proposal, recommended by Supervisors Bill Horn and Dianne Jacob, for the County to begin exploring the use of E-Verify (Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification System). Cynthia Buiza, policy director of…

ACLU Concerned that County Will Violate Voting Rights Act

June 28, 2011 SAN DIEGO – Fearful that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is considering flawed redistricting maps that have the potential to disenfranchise voters of color and language minorities, a civic participation attorney of the ACLU of…

Sixty Organizations Call on Congress to Investigate Border Patrol’s Use of Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers

June 23, 2011 SAN DIEGO – After the latest in a series of disturbing instances of the U.S. Border Patrol using lethal force against rock-throwers, more than sixty organizations signed a letter to two congressional committees calling for an immediate…