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The ACLU’s Longstanding Commitment to Defending Speech We Hate

As we continue to defend those expressing offensive, harmful views, we also insist on our right to condemn those views.

By David Cole
June 23, 2018

The Tried-And-True Alternatives to Detaining Immigrant Families

Trump's order presents American with a false choice: Either tear children away from their parents, or jail entire families.

By Ruthie Epstein
June 22, 2018

Substandard Medical Care Is Killing People in U.S. Immigration Prisons

Systemic failures demand urgent intervention.

By Victoria López
June 21, 2018

Court Recognizes Threat Kobach Poses to Election Integrity

The ruling striking down the Kansas voting law is not only a rebuke of Kobach's law, but of Kobach himself.

By Orion Danjuma
June 21, 2018

Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families the Nightmare Is Just Beginning

More than 2,300 children remain separated from their families, and Trump’s alternative is family detention.

By Lorella Praeli
June 21, 2018

Chaos and Cruelty for Immigrants Held in Brownsville, Texas

More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by the administration, and there are no plans to reunite them

By Terri Burke
June 20, 2018

In Georgia, Imprisoned Deaf and Disabled People Don’t Stand a Chance

The Georgia Department of Corrections is failing its obligations to deaf prisoners at every stage.

By Talila A. Lewis
June 20, 2018

Where Are We in the Fight for Dreamers?

With immigration bills scheduled for a vote in Congress this week, here’s a recap on where DACA currently stands.

By Jennifer Chang Newell
June 20, 2018

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