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CBP Releases Deadly Force Report and Revised Use of Force Policies

Criminal Law Reform, Immigration Detention, Immigration Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a report on the agency's use of force policies and practices completed over a year ago by a respected independent think tank, the Police Executive Research Forum, along with a revised Use of Force Policies Handbook that incorporates the report's recommendations. The release comes after public pressure from border communities and on the heels of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the ACLU. More

ACLU Statement on Final Ruling Invalidating Medicare Ban on Healthcare for Transgender Patients

Discrimination Against Transgender People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Departmental Appeals Board ruled today that that Medicare's policy of categorically excluding coverage of sex-reassignment surgery, regardless of a person's individual medical conditions and needs, is unreasonable and contrary to contemporary science and medical standards of care. More