Tag Archives: Customs

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…

ICE Using Powerful Stingray Surveillance Devices In Deportation Searches

By Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project May 23, 2017 | 10:15 AM Amid news that immigration arrests are rising sharply under the Trump Administration, the Detroit News reported last week that Immigration and Customs…

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 Statement on the California Chief Justice’s Demand that Immigrant Agents Steer Clear of Courts

Please attribute the following statement to Jennie Pasquarella, director of immigrants’ rights for the ACLU of California, following the request by the California Supreme Court chief justice to the Trump administration to keep immigration agents away from courthouses: “The ACLU…