Joanne Lin has been a legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office since September 2007. She works with the Congress and executive agencies on a broad range of immigration and human rights issues including racial profiling, state and local immigration enforcement, access to higher education, immigration detention conditions, sexual assault in immigration detention, immigration due process, access to counsel, judicial review, material support bars, border enforcement, and excessive use of force by border patrol. Together with ACLU’s national litigation projects and state affiliates, Lin works with federal lawmakers to ensure that federal policies, practices, and procedures comport with the Constitution, due process, and civil liberties.
Apr 14, 2017
President Trump Can Take Concrete Action to Protect Syrian Civilians by Lifting the Muslim Ban
Apr 6, 2017
Immigration Arrests at State Courthouses Are on the Rise in 2017. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous — For All of Us.
Mar 21, 2017
Why Muslim Ban 2.0 Combined With the Possible Repeal of Obamacare Would Make Americans Sicker
Dec 9, 2016
Obama Can Stop the Trump Administration From Targeting and Discriminating Against Muslim and Arab Immigrants
Dec 2, 2016
In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from Private Prisons
Oct 3, 2016
Homeland Security Must Stop Using Private Prisons for Immigration Detention. Here’s How to Do It.
Sep 21, 2016
Poverty Is Not a Crime, so Why Are People Being Trapped in Immigration Detention for Being Poor?
Dec 18, 2015
Looking Forward to International Visits from Friends and Family in 2016? Better Hope They’re Not Dual Nationals of Certain Countries.
Jul 23, 2015
A Bill Up for a House Vote Today to Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Won’t Improve Public Safety. It Will Undermine It.
Jun 3, 2015
33 Senators Join Chorus of Voices Condemning Obama’s Family Detention Policies