Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Woman With a Disability and PTSD Waited For an Asylum Interview.

By Mitra Ebadolahi, Border Litigation Project Staff Attorney at ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties (Originally posted on the @SDACLU Medium page) Last Thursday, March 17, Nicole Ramos, a U.S. immigration lawyer, escorted her client M. to the San…

SDACLU’s Border Litigation Project Protests CBP’s Denial of Food to Asylum Seekers

Today, the ACLU of San Diego’s Border Litigation Project sent a complaint letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, protesting CBP’s denial of food to asylum seekers awaiting credible fear interviews at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.  Last week,…

On Government Abuse, Democracy and Poverty, California Has Work to Do

Every year, the ACLU of California sponsors several bills in the California Legislature. What does it mean to sponsor a bill? In most cases, it means we have collaborated with other advocacy groups and the legislative author in drafting the…

Districting & Redistricting: Advocacy and Outreach Materials

Districting, and subsequently redistricting,  can be a powerful tool in empowering historically disenfranchised populations by guaranteeing elected official must live in – and therefore understand – their community. The ACLU of California Voting Rights teams has been involved in numerous…

California: ICE and Border Patrol Abuses

False information of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions can make people afraid to leave their homes. Earlier this year, there had been rumors of nationwide ICE “raids,” but there haven’t been mass arrests in neighborhoods or workplaces in California,…