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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…

Advocates Applaud Gov. Brown for Providing Additional Funding for Deportation Defense

SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Brown announced his revised state budget proposal, which included an additional $15 million for legal services for immigrants, including deportation defense. Although the details of how this money will be used have not yet been unveiled, advocates are…

ACLU on Gov.’s Budget Proposal: Off to Good Start to Protect California’s Most Vulnerable

SACRAMENTO–In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s unveiling of his proposed 2017-18 budget, the American Civil Liberties Union of California’s Center for Advocacy and Policy issued the following statement on behalf of its Center Director, Natasha Minsker:  “We commend Governor Brown…

Gov. Brown Signs Historic Bill to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for Other States

SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown signed a groundbreaking bill to limit civil asset forfeiture abuse in California, marking a significant victory for the larger asset forfeiture reform movement underway throughout the country. State lawmakers approved Senate Bill 443 last month with overwhelming,…