Monthly Archives: January 2018

ACLU Comment on Government Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2018 CONTACT: Gabriela Melendez, 202-906-9605, gmelendez@aclu.org WASHINGTON — After negotiations failed in Congress, the U.S. government will shut down this evening. Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy and campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union,…

ACLU Comment on Trump Administration’s Attempt to Repackage Failed Immigration Detainer Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2018 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, 347-514-3984, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org NEW YORK — Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and representatives of the National Sheriffs’ Association and Major County Sheriffs of America today announced a plan under…

ACLU Condemns El Cajon’s ‘Food Sharing’ Ban and Subsequent Arrests During MLK Holiday Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 15, 2018 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes esifuentes@aclusandiego.org 619-501-3408 SAN DIEGO — On Sunday, one day before the national holiday honoring the legacy of a man who believed fervently in equal justice, tolerance, and ‘an inescapable network of…

ACLU Comment on Trump’s Reported ‘Shithole Countries’ Remark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2018 CONTACT: Gabriela Melendez, gmelendez@aclu.org, 202-906-9605 WASHINGTON — President Trump reportedly opposed including protections for people from Haiti and African countries in an immigration deal, calling those places “shithole countries.” According to media reports, Trump…

ACLU Comment on New House Immigration Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2018 CONTACT: Gabriela Melendez, 202-906-9605, gmelendez@aclu.org WASHINGTON — House Republicans today introduced the Securing America’s Future Act. Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy and campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union, had this reaction:  …