Anti-Immigrant Laws

Curtailing Immigration Prison System Can Reduce Spending Without Hurting Public Safety

Curtailing Immigration Prison System Can Reduce Spending Without Hurting Public Safety

By Michael Tan, Staff Attorney, Immigrants' Rights Project, ACLU & Joanne Lin, Washington Legislative Office at 11:17am
Today, Roll Call published an op-ed we wrote on how curtailing immigration prisons is an easy way for Congress to begin to reduce the deficit, cut government spending, and reform our flawed immigration system.
The Consequences and Costs of a 287(g) Jail Agreement: One Tennessee County’s Story

The Consequences and Costs of a 287(g) Jail Agreement: One Tennessee County’s Story

By Lindsay Kee, ACLU of Tennessee at 1:31pm

Though street-level 287(g) agreements are ending, ICE is continuing the troubled 287(g) program in jails

Standing up for my American DREAM

Standing up for my American DREAM

By Leen Nour El-Zayat at 10:06am

I am challenging Michigan’s attempt to keep me and other DREAMers from getting driver’s licenses. The ACLU, along with a coalition of civil rights organizations, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of DREAMers like me who are eligible to get…

Does U.S. Immigration Policy Respect Human Rights?

Does U.S. Immigration Policy Respect Human Rights?

By Allison Frankel, Criminal Law Reform Project, ACLU at 4:38pm

Today is International Migrants Day, a day to reflect on the human rights of immigrants and migrant communities. As the ACLU blogged last week, despite accomplishments on some key human rights issues, the U.S. still has a long way to go to fulfill…

We are Americans, and Americans Don’t Give Up

We are Americans, and Americans Don’t Give Up

By Dulce Matuz, Chairwoman, Arizona Dream Act Coalition at 11:49am

Change in our communities takes courage. Many times, that courage does not come from the politicians, but from ordinary people standing up for what is right.

DREAMers continue to stand up for human and civil rights every day. We are standing…

Arizona's Denial of Licenses for Immigrant Youths Won't Stop the DREAMers

Arizona's Denial of Licenses for Immigrant Youths Won't Stop the DREAMers

By Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU at 3:40pm

The ACLU and its partners today filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of young immigrants who came to the United States as children

After Supreme Court’s SB 1070 Decision, Federal Court Rules on South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law

After Supreme Court’s SB 1070 Decision, Federal Court Rules on South Carolina’s Anti-Immigrant Law

By Mariel Villarreal, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 6:48pm

Today, a federal court in South Carolina upheld most of its original order blocking key provisions of South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law from going into effect. The court’s ruling today makes it clear that states like South Carolina cannot…

SB 1070: The Fight Continues

SB 1070: The Fight Continues

By Alessandra Soler, ACLU of Arizona at 2:41pm

For 19-year-old Hugo Carrillo Escobedo, SB1070 is about more than just “showing your papers.”  After “squealing” his tires, Hugo wound up in immigration detention for eight hours. Hugo’s story is particularly compelling…

ACLU Lens: Federal Court Ruled Alabama Can’t Check Students' Immigration Status

ACLU Lens: Federal Court Ruled Alabama Can’t Check Students' Immigration Status

By Vesna Jaksic, ACLU at 11:18am

Alabama’s outrageous attempt to deny some immigrant children their right to education is among the provisions that was rejected Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The Atlanta-based court also blocked other harmful parts…

9500 Liberty: Documenting the Debate around a “Show Me Your Papers” Policy

9500 Liberty: Documenting the Debate around a “Show Me Your Papers” Policy

By Mariel Villarreal, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 2:26pm

In the summer of 2007, the Prince William County, Virginia Board of Supervisors passed a first-of-its-kind anti-immigrant resolution with a “show me your papers” clause. It required police officers to check the immigration status of anyone…

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