Tag Archives: Border

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, [email protected] 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…

Neglect & Abuse of Unaccompanied Children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (“CRCL”) is the agency within DHS that is, according to its own website, responsible for “promoting respect for civil rights and civil liberties in policy creation and…

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…

A Woman With a Disability and PTSD Waited For an Asylum Interview.

By Mitra Ebadolahi, Border Litigation Project Staff Attorney at ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties (Originally posted on the @SDACLU Medium page) Last Thursday, March 17, Nicole Ramos, a U.S. immigration lawyer, escorted her client M. to the San…

SDACLU’s Border Litigation Project Protests CBP’s Denial of Food to Asylum Seekers

Today, the ACLU of San Diego’s Border Litigation Project sent a complaint letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, protesting CBP’s denial of food to asylum seekers awaiting credible fear interviews at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.  Last week,…