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"Estamos Unidos" …Against Discrimination and Anti-Immigrant Laws

"Estamos Unidos" …Against Discrimination and Anti-Immigrant Laws

By Lucia Hermo at 1:29pm
As I stepped off the plane from JFK to Oakland, I admit that I was a bit scared. Normally sitting behind a desk, I was about to embark on a ten-day journey across the United States, sharing a van with eight people I had yet to meet, trying to rally people against the wave of discriminatory “show me your papers” laws in the very states that have adopted them. I was in unfamiliar territory.
Will Americans Tolerate Laws That Encourage Racial Profiling?

Will Americans Tolerate Laws That Encourage Racial Profiling?

By Cecillia Wang, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 4:55pm

Or will we choose fairness and equality over discrimination and a police state that reaches into our personal lives?

Arizona Medical Marijuana Law Survives Attack by Arizona Governor

Arizona Medical Marijuana Law Survives Attack by Arizona Governor

By Rachel Myers, ACLU at 12:37pm

A federal judge granted the ACLU's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer seeking to strike down her own state's voter-approved medical marijuana law.

Charging for Prison Visits is Bad Business

By Rachel Myers, ACLU at 6:53pm

We thought we’d heard it all when it came to the crazy ways corrections departments try to save money. That is, until we learned today that the Arizona Department of Corrections is charging people money to visit their loved ones in prison.

According…

Arizona Law Says Choose Between Donations and Providing Care to Women

Arizona Law Says Choose Between Donations and Providing Care to Women

By Alessandra Soler, ACLU of Arizona at 12:40pm

Just months after Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl made false and misleading statements about Planned Parenthood's prenatal services, Arizona is once again attacking groups that provide abortion information or services. The latest scheme: A law to rewrite…

Waiting for the Court to Rule: What’s Next for Sheriff Arpaio?

Waiting for the Court to Rule: What’s Next for Sheriff Arpaio?

By Cecillia Wang, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 4:25pm

After seven days of trial testimony from both the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Latino residents of the county who have suffered under a pattern and practice of racial profiling, the civil trial against Sheriff Joe Arpaio came to an…

"Why Did He Pull Me Over? Was it the Mexican Music?"

"Why Did He Pull Me Over? Was it the Mexican Music?"

We used to like to go fishing, camping, go on drives. Since the [S.B. 1070 copycat law passed], we don't do that anymore. We're afraid of getting pulled over because of the way we look.

Arizona's Notorious Sheriff Is Called out on Unconstitutional Police Practices

By Cecillia Wang, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 10:36am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that after a three-year investigation, it found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has engaged in a pattern and practice of racial profiling against Latino residents. The Justice…

Georgia “Show Me Your Papers” Legislation Will Endanger Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

By Azadeh N. Shahshahani, ACLU Foundation of Georgia at 2:06pm

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. In observation, Georgia lawmakers should reject legislation that attacks immigrant women, including H.B. 87, a bill currently pending in the Georgia legislature that is a copycat of Arizona's S.B. 1070…

S.B. 1070 at the Supreme Court: What Will America Tolerate?

S.B. 1070 at the Supreme Court: What Will America Tolerate?

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 12:44pm

How we respond to laws like S.B. 1070 will have an enormous impact on the direction America takes.

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