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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…

Nationwide Report: Insurance Corporations Created Exploitative $2 Billion Bail Industry

SACRAMENTO–Today, Color Of Change and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Campaign for Smart Justice released a scathing national report exposing insurance corporations’ hand in creating an unnecessary and largely unaccountable $2 billion bail industry. The report, Selling Off Our Freedom:…

California Could Soon Disentangle Itself from Trump’s Mass Deportations

By Jennie Pasquarella Two weeks ago, in Mendota, California, Esperanza, a mother of two young children, was driving to church when local police pulled her over for having tinted windows.  The officer issued Esperanza a fix-it ticket for the tinted…

ACLU Applauds California Bills to Reject Muslim Registry & Protect Immigrants from Mass Deportations

SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate approved three key measures to protect and advance the civil liberties and rights of California’s immigrant and Muslim communities. Natasha Minsker, Director with the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy and Policy, praised the Senate’s approval…

ACLU Rallies for Freedom and Justice for All at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO–Today, the ACLU of California hosted its annual rally and lobby day to promote legislation that will reform California’s unfair money bail system, protect immigrants from mass deportations, and stop California from participating in or creating a Muslim registry. Several…