News

Dec 12,2017

SAN DIEGO – The ACLU and law firm of Latham & Watkins today petitioned the federal court to conduct a long-overdue naturalization hearing for deported U.S. Army veteran Hector Barajas, who received an honorable discharge after serving nearly six years in the military.Barajas, a decorated veteran and founder of the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico,... Read More

Dec 08,2017

SAN DIEGO – As wildfires rage in Southern California this week, the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties is on alert to protect the rights of fire victims in this region.The San Diego ACLU is working with community partners to disseminate information about individuals’ right to receive emergency services and safe access out of danger areas without regard to... Read More

Dec 08,2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2016 Media contact: Bethany Woolman, ACLU of Northern California, [email protected], 415-293-6385SAN FRANCISCO – California-based refugees, immigrants, and their loved ones are filing suit today to challenge Donald Trump’s recent iteration of the Muslim ban, announced on October 24, 2017, which indefinitely blocks the paths by... Read More

Dec 06,2017

SAN DIEGO – A few weeks ago, the City of El Cajon adopted an ordinance prohibiting people and organizations from sharing food with homeless individuals on public property. This needlessly cruel ordinance dampens the spirit of giving this holiday season. It may also be unconstitutional.Today, the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties sent a letter to the City of El... Read More

Dec 05,2017

CONTACT: Steve Smith, 347-628-4077, [email protected] Mia Jacobs, 201-919-0333, [email protected] — The American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Supreme Court today in oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will have widespread impact on the future of anti-discrimination protection in the United... Read More