Monthly Archives: April 2018

ACLU Comment on Central American Families Waiting to Apply for Asylum at Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2018 CONTACT: Gabriela Melendez, 202-715-0826, gmelendez@aclu.org WASHINGTON — Fifty asylum-seekers from Central America are waiting at the border near San Diego to be processed by the federal government. U.S. and international law dictate that noncitizens…

ACLU Provides Guidance on Students’ Rights at ‘March for Life’ Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy communications@aclusocal.org  213-977-5252 LOS ANGELES — Ahead of Friday’s March for Life events to demand action on school safety and gun control, the ACLU Foundations of California sent letters to 19 school districts in the…

ACLU Criticizes Board of Supervisors’ Decision to Support the Trump Lawsuit Against California

SAN DIEGO – Today, a majority of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors decided to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the State of California. The lawsuit, filed by the Department of Justice, targets three California statutes, including the…

Advocates Pledge Support, Applaud Advancement of Police Transparency & Accountability Legislation

Sacramento – Today, the California Senate Committee on Public Safety approved legislation to open police use of force and misconduct records with five senators voting in support of the measure. In response, the bill’s co-sponsors issued the following statement: We…

California Can Reduce the Number of Police Shootings. Here’s How.

Author: Peter Bibring Police in California have a problem with deadly force. Last year, police shot and killed 162 people in the state, half of whom did not have guns. California departments have some of the highest rates of killings…