Tag Archives: ACLU

ACLU Obtains Documents Showing Widespread Abuse of Child Immigrants in U.S. Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 CONTACT: Gabriela Melendez, 202-715-0826, gmelendez@aclu.org WASHINGTON — Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union featured in a new report released today show the pervasive abuse and neglect of unaccompanied immigrant children detained by…

ACLU of California Statement On Trump Administration’s Lawsuit Against California Over Its Pro-Immigrant Legislation

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…

ACLU Wins Suit Over Individuals’ Right to Protest and Monitor Border Patrol Checkpoint Operations

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…

ACLU Demands Naturalization Hearing for Deported Veteran Hector Barajas

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…

ACLU Comment on Trump Administration’s Possible New Travel Ban Restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2017 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, 212-284-7347, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org NEW YORK — The Trump administration is reportedly considering new travel ban restrictions. The American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations are challenging Trump’s current Muslim ban, with Supreme Court…