Monthly Archives: November 2014

ACLU Celebrates Announcement of Expanded Relief from Deportation for 5 Million

  Tonight, the ACLU of California celebrates the President’s momentous move to keep millions of hard working families together by expanding administrative relief from deportation for five million undocumented immigrants, including an estimated 1.5-1.6 million in California. For far too long, more…

Arizona Residents Sue Border Patrol Over Right to Protest Checkpoint Operations

TUCSON, Ariz.—Two southern Arizona residents filed a federal lawsuit today challenging U.S. Border Patrol’s obstruction of their efforts to monitor an interior checkpoint near the town of Arivaca. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson, plaintiffs Peter…

Border Patrol Checkpoint Resources

By definition, Border Patrol checkpoints involve the “seizure” of innocent motorists without any suspicion of wrongdoing.  It is fundamentally impossible to reconcile these dragnet stops with the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. Additionally, Border Patrol agents regularly…

Is Your Community Making Smart Decisions about Surveillance?

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” The saying has been around for decades, but it has never been truer in an era where technology so often seems to promise something for nothing. Dig deeper, and you’ll usually…

ACLU Launches Statewide Campaign to Curb Secret Surveillance in California

  SAN FRANCISCO – Counties and cities across California have spent more than $60 million on invasive surveillance technology, with the vast majority being used by law enforcement agencies without any sort of public debate, consideration of costs and benefits,…