Sep 20, 2023
ACLU Applauds TPS Redesignation for Venezuela
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced today that it will redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela, extending protections for migrants from the South A...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
Sep 13, 2023
ACLU Comment on Federal Court Ruling on DACA
HOUSTON — A federal court in Texas ruled today that the Biden administration’s DACA regulation is unlawful, but did not order an immediate end to the program. Under the court...
Issue Areas: Immigrants' Rights
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
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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