Monthly Archives: April 2017

ACLU of California Denounces Trump Administration’s Orwellian “VOICE” Initiative

LOS ANGELES – Today, the Department of Homeland Security introduced its“VOICE” initiative. Jennie Pasquarella, Immigrants’ Rights Director of the ACLU of California had this response: “In unveiling what amounts to a grotesque propaganda tool for nativist and anti-immigrant messages, the…

A Victory for Digital Privacy: AB 165 Halted in California Assembly

Sacramento, CA— Facing staunch coalition opposition, Assembly Member Jim Cooper has pulled AB 165 from consideration by the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. More than 60 leading civil rights organizations, major technology companies, and school community groups banded together…

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties Files Lawsuit Demanding Documents on Implementation of Trump Muslim Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2017 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes esifuentes@aclusandiego.org 619-398-4497 ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties Files Lawsuit Demanding Documents on Implementation of Trump Muslim Ban SAN DIEGO — The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and…

California Could Soon Disentangle Itself from Trump’s Mass Deportations

By Jennie Pasquarella Two weeks ago, in Mendota, California, Esperanza, a mother of two young children, was driving to church when local police pulled her over for having tinted windows.  The officer issued Esperanza a fix-it ticket for the tinted…

ACLU Applauds California Bills to Reject Muslim Registry & Protect Immigrants from Mass Deportations

SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate approved three key measures to protect and advance the civil liberties and rights of California’s immigrant and Muslim communities. Natasha Minsker, Director with the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy and Policy, praised the Senate’s approval…