Monthly Archives: June 2013

SB 649: Drug Reform for Healthy & Safe Communities

If a lengthy jail sentence kept people from becoming addicted, we wouldn’t have any drug problems. But California knows from experience that lengthy jail sentences for possession of a small amount of drugs for personal use just makes things worse…

Hey! It’s Our 80th Birthday!

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties has been in San Diego a very long time—since 1933. We have been fighting for equal protection under the law for all for 80 years. (Pictured: Helen Marston, our founder.) Since it’s…

GO ACLU – Get Organized, a Program for Youth

            ACLU GO! (formerly known as Inspire San Diego), at the forefront of our youth empowerment work, has three important goals: 1 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Education: Interactive workshops led by GO leaders about the history and importance…

Demanda Colectiva de la ACLU Desafía la Aplicación de las Prácticas de las Agencias Migratorias que Separan a las Familias a Través de la Intimidación

SAN DIEGO — A través de desinformación, engaño e intimidación, los Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza y los oficiales de ICE han presionado a cientos, y tal vez a miles de mexicanos con profundas raíces en los Estados Unidos a…

Lopez-Venegas v. Johnson

BACKGROUND In 2012, the San Diego ACLU became aware of a practice in which immigration officials were routinely forcing immigrants to sign “voluntary return” forms, using misinformation, deception, and coercion to convince them to sign. Voluntary return is a type of administrative…