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The Constitution guarantees basic rights and freedoms to all people in America, not just U.S. citizens. Advocating fair treatment for non-citizens has been an important part of the ACLU’s work since its founding in 1920, when it opposed the summary arrest and deportation of Eastern European immigrants during the Palmer Raids.
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News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Carlos Rios, a United States citizen, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington today against Pierce County and Pierce County Jail deputies, seeking declaratory relief and damages for his unlawful imprisonment and violations of his civil rights under federal and state law.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Agents wrongfully and unlawfully profiled, detained and interrogated two men in separate instances at the Spokane Intermodal Center bus station
News Release, Published: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
Current Outbreak Risks the Lives of Medically Vulnerable People at Tacoma Northwest Detention Center