Monthly Archives: June 2013

ACLU Border Affiliates Oppose Border Enforcement Provisions in S.744 Immigration Reform Bill

The ACLU Southwest Border affiliates, including the ACLU of California, issued the following joint statement in response to the Senate’s vote to proceed on immigration reform: The Southwest border affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union strongly oppose the provisions…

Marriage Fairness: A Win and a Win (for California)!

In two historic rulings this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to marry the person they love. On DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act: Unconstitutional Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

In a disappointing 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down Section 4, a critical provision of the Voting Rights Act that had protected the right to vote for people of color and language minorities since 1965. The Voting…

ACLU Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas

NEW YORK – In a 7-1 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court considered but did not resolve the constitutionality of the admissions program at the University of Texas, which considers race as one factor among many…

Have We Become the “United States of Deceit”?

Have you or has anyone you know been coerced by immigration officials into signing voluntary departure papers? If so, we need to know about it!   Call our HOTLINE: 619.398.4189 If you were a Mexican nationals with deep family ties…