Mar 07,2018

Los Angeles – Please attribute the following statement to Jennie Pasquarella, director of immigrants’ rights for the ACLU of California, in regards to the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the State of California over its recently enacted laws Senate Bill 54 (the California Values Act), Assembly Bill 450 (the Immigrant Worker Protection Act), and Assembly Bill... Read More

Mar 01,2018

By Amir Whitaker Define “defiance.” I’ve posed this statement to school administrators across the country after they’ve used it to kick students out of school. Some for dancing, breaking the dress code, or not paying attention. I myself had this experience. One of my earliest school memories was of being deprived of my right to an education after I wrote a... Read More

Feb 27,2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2018 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, 212-284-7347, [email protected] WASHINGTON – In a 5-to-3 decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court overturned a ruling requiring that immigrants subjected to prolonged detention must be given a custody hearing. Two lower federal courts had interpreted federal immigration detention... Read More

Feb 22,2018

Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman made history when she was named San Diego’s first female chief in 2014. As San Diegans and the San Diego Police Department plan for her retirement and prepare to welcome her successor, there are the inevitable reflections on Chief Zimmerman’s career and legacy. Throughout her career and during her short tenure as the city’s top cop,... Read More

Feb 13,2018

SAN DIEGO – Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion siding with ACLU clients in a case involving the First Amendment right to protest and monitor law enforcement activities in public. After plaintiffs Peter Ragan and Leesa Jacobson encountered harassment and retaliation from Border Patrol agents while attempting to monitor a checkpoint in rural Arizona,... Read More