The Southern California city of Los Alamitos desperately needs your GoFundMe donations to fund its crusade against sanctuary laws.
One tool that Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agents use against immigrants is a lack of knowledge about what legal rights they do and do not have.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class–action lawsuit against the U.S. government for separating immigrant parents from their children while the families seek asylum in the country.
When the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last year, it set an arbitrary deadline of March 5, 2018 for Congress to deliver a solution to replace DACA, which shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that immigrants being detained as part of potential deportation proceedings do not have the right to periodic bond hearings. It’s a decision that essentially allows the government to lock away immigrants with criminal convictions—even those with protected statuses—indefinitely while…
Over the past five years, Mondrea Hasty has had officers come to his house multiple times to arrest him, had his mugshot taken, and been handcuffed during a routine traffic stop. His 10-year-old daughter now cries when she sees a person in a police uniform, fearing they could be coming for her father.
With illegal border crossings currently at their lowest level in decades, Border Patrol agents have been setting up random immigration checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the actual border—and it’s raising significant legal red flags.
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a controversial Kansas law barring the state from contracting with supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement aimed at Israel over its ongoing treatment of the Palestinians.
On Monday, the ACLU is sending a letter to the head of New Jersey’s prison system, demanding that some state prisons lift their ban on inmates reading The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander’s award-winning book that details how the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have devastated people of color.
Donald Trump can’t disappear American citizens.
On Tuesday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on the behalf of Guadalupe Plascencia, a 60-year-old San Bernardino grandmother, who claims that she was jailed and detained by ICE in March despite the fact that she is a U.S. citizen.
On Tuesday night, the Department of Justice dropped its appeal to fight a court order that allowed two undocumented teenagers—known as Jane Roe (now determined to be 19 years old) and Jane Poe (17 years old)—who were held in immigration detention centers to get abortions. One is 10 weeks pregnant; the other is about…
The government already has lost one case for trying to block an undocumented teenager in federal custody from having an abortion. Now, officials are under fire again for the same rights violations, including forcing immigrants in custody who want an abortion to attend right–wing, religious, anti–abortion “counseling.”
A federal judge has ruled against President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender troops in the U.S. military for the second time.
Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation comes out on Friday, and Swift has kicked off her album release week by getting into a tiff with none other than the American Civil Liberties Union. (My god, 2017 is truly going off the rails.)
One week after an undocumented 17-year-old known as “Jane Doe” was allowed to exercise her constitutional right to an abortion by a panel of federal judges, officials for the Department of Justice have filed a petition with the Supreme Court protesting her abortion and demanding that the attorneys who represent Doe be…
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose approach to undocumented immigration is exceedingly cruel even by Republican standards, has found a new ideological battle to wage at a very personal level: preventing a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant from seeking an abortion.
For nearly a century, the American Civil Liberties Union has vehemently defended free speech, which includes protecting white nationalists’ First Amendment rights. On Saturday, however, the ACLU’s commitment to free speech was tested after it defended Unite the Right, a group of white nationalists who hosted the…