Monthly Archives: February 2015

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Homeland Security for Records Describing Abuse of Children

  PHOENIX — American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona and San Diego, along with the law firm Cooley LLP, filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its failure to produce…

ACLU v. Department of Homeland Security

  BACKGROUND The incidence of civil rights violations associated with Border Patrol’s enforcement operations beyond the actual border and into the interior of the U.S.—including interior checkpoints and “roving patrol” stops, is a matter of growing public concern. In Southern California,…

ACLU Demands Transparency of Border Patrol’s Extensive “Roving Patrol” Operations

  SAN DIEGO – Charging that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have failed to respond to requests for information regarding U.S. Border Patrol’s interior “roving patrol” operations—during which agents stop and detain…

Voting Rights Groups Move to Enforce ‘Motor Voter’ in California

  Citing clear evidence that the State of California is violating its federally-mandated responsibility to offer California drivers and ID card holders the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Demos, Project…

Department of Motor Vehicles

BACKGROUND The California Department of Motor Vehicles is violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by failing to offer California drivers and identification card holders the opportunity to register to vote. (PRE) LITIGATION On February 5, 2015, the ACLU of…