Sep 06, 2023
ACLU Challenges Six Year Detention of Salvadoran Asylum Seeker
LAFAYETTE, La. — The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Louisiana filed a writ of habeas corpus in federal court today seeking the release of Jessica Patricia Barahona-Ma...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Aug 03, 2023
Federal Appeals Court Grants Stay in Biden Asylum Ban Case
Court does not rule on merits and places case on speedy review schedule SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court today said the Biden administration’s new asylum ban, which was...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Jul 25, 2023
Federal Court Blocks Biden Asylum Ban
Judge Also Grants 14-Day Stay of the Ruling SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court today blocked the Biden administration’s new asylum ban, but delayed its ruling from taking effect f...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Jul 20, 2023
Immigrants’ Rights Organizations Urge Release of Mauritanian Asylum Seekers Detained by ICE
Over 100 Mauritanian asylum seekers fleeing enslavement, forced statelessness, and ethnic cleansing are being detained solely based on their inability to pay $5,000 bond, lack access to language interpretation
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Jul 19, 2023
ACLU Condemns Texas Gov. Abbott’s Deliberate and Harmful Treatment of Migrant Children and Adults
Civil Liberties Organization Calls for Immediate Investigation and End to Collaboration Between CBP and Texas Department of Public Safety
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Jul 17, 2023
Sierra Club, Southern Border Communities Coalition, and ACLU Reach Settlement with U.S. Government in Border Wall Case Challenging the Illegal Transfer of Military Construction Funds
As part of the settlement in Sierra Club v. Biden (formerly Sierra Club v. Trump), the U.S. government agrees to halt further wall construction and mitigate environmental damage in the sites illegally funded by the Trump administration using stolen Defense Department funding.
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