News

Jul 29,2016

SAN DIEGO – The following statement can be attributed to Norma Chavez-Peterson, Executive Director, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties: We are deeply saddened by the shooting of two San Diego police officers early this morning, in which one officer died and another officer was critically wounded.We hope for a speedy recovery for the wounded officer, and extend... Read More

Jul 25,2016

Saturday, August 20 10 am - 2 pm  Second Chance 6145 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92113  Free legal services & community resources fair Do you or does someone you love have a low-level nonviolent felony on record? You may be able to reduce it to a misdemeanor under Prop. 47, the largest opportunity in U.S. history for people to change past felony... Read More

Jul 21,2016

 HOUSTON – Today, the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico announced a record settlement in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) paid a New Mexico woman $475,000 for illegally subjecting her to vaginal and anal searches after she was detained at the Cordova Bridge point of entry in El Paso.Also today, the four ACLU affiliates at the nation’s... Read More

Jul 14,2016

SACRAMENTO -  The California State Board of Education announced today that it has adopted a new History-Social Science Framework. The Framework sets out guidelines for K-12 schools to implement content standards for history and social science instruction. Among the many changes made to the Framework, LGBT people and their contributions to California and US history are... Read More

Jul 06,2016

SAN DIEGO – The federal government’s failure to help naturalize immigrants serving in the U.S. military has led to the deportation of untold numbers of veterans, all of whom were entitled to become citizens because of their service, according to a report released today by the ACLU of California.The report, “Discharged, Then Discarded,” found that deported veterans... Read More