Monthly Archives: April 2013

Advocating for LGBTQ Youth

By Joey Hernandez Over the years, the north steps of the State Capitol have seen some fierce advocacy by queer youth from across the state of California. The ACLU of California is keeping that legacy alive in the 2013 legislative…

Students, Parents, and Teachers Sue the State of California For Abandoning Thousands of California’s English Learner Schoolchildren

Los Angeles—California has abandoned thousands of schoolchildren seeking to learn English despite legal obligations and earmarked funding for this instruction, charged the ACLU of California and allies in a civil rights lawsuit. The suit seeks to compel the state to…

ACLU Victory! Federal Court Orders Legal Representation for Immigrant Detainees With Mental Disabilities

LOS ANGELES – A federal district judge has ordered the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Attorney General, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review to provide legal representation to immigrant detainees with mental disabilities who are facing deportation and who…

ACLU Statement on Miranda Rights of Boston Bombings Suspect

NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union reacted to the apprehension of the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing and statements from federal officials that he would be questioned without being read his Miranda rights. “The ACLU shares the…

ACLU of California Responds to Gang of 8 Immigration Plan

The statement below or any quotes from it can be attributed to Norma Chavez-Peterson, associate director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties.  [Lea la declaración en español, aquí.] “The ACLU of California welcomes the federal comprehensive immigration…