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Trump’s Pick for Homeland Security Secretary Is Inheriting a Border Agency Known for Human Rights Abuses

Congress needs to make sure Gen. Kelly will reform Customs and Border Protection to prevent civil rights abuses.

By Vicki B. Gaubeca
January 6, 2017

The ACLU Responds to the Potential Nominations of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General and Rep. Pompeo for CIA Director

Both Sen. Sessions and Rep. Pompeo have troubling records on defending and preserving Americans' fundamental rights.

By Anthony D. Romero
November 18, 2016

The Defense Bill’s Anti-LGBT Poison Pill

One of the most significant threats to the LGBT community, women, and religious liberty, we have seen in Congress in years.

By Ian Thompson
October 18, 2016

California Is a Governor’s Signature Away From Reining in Policing for Profit. The Federal Government and Other States Should Follow Its Lead.

California is close to passing a bill that would require a conviction before a person’s property could be taken by police.

By Kanya Bennett, Mica Doctoroff
September 20, 2016

Border Patrol Chief Must End Biased Policing to Restore Trust in Communities

A border resident describes what it's like to drive through Border Patrol checkpoints and be racially profiled.

By Jorge Rodríguez
September 12, 2016

New Anti-Trans Attacks Are Yet Another Reason We Must Reform RFRA

The last few weeks have once again demonstrated the need for Congress to pass the Do No Harm Act.

By Ian S. Thompson
September 2, 2016

In a Town Near You, People Are Being Evicted From Their Homes Because They Called the Police for Help

U.S. senators raise concerns about enforcement of local laws that harm vulnerable populations.

By Sandra Park, Vania Leveille
August 17, 2016

Congress Advances Discrimination Against Women and LGBT People Before Skipping Town

Congress should abandon its discrimination agenda.

By Ian S. Thompson, Georgeanne M. Usova
July 15, 2016

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