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Immigrant Rights

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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Court says government must do more to reunite refugee families
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Ruling hands Trump Administration another defeat: Court allows lawsuit challenging Trump's "extreme vetting" program to proceed as a class-action

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News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
No American should be subject to racial threats and violence for expressing their political views.  It is especially harmful to democracy when an elected official is attacked for his public policy positions.  We applaud Mayor Matta for standing up to these racist acts.  And we applaud Mayor Matta for his support of sanctuary cities and of our immigrant communities.
Published: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Incarcerating families is not the solution to family separation. We need to keep up the pressure. Want to help? Here’s what you can do
Published: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Today’s ruling is not the first time the Supreme Court has been wrong. It’s sadly not the first time the Court has allowed official racism and xenophobia to continue, rather than standing up to it.  As with earlier rulings, history will judge today’s decision harshly.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A routine bus trip home to his family became a nightmare for a man whom U.S. Border Patrol agents unlawfully detained for hours

The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State

Document, Published: 
Monday, June 18, 2018
This brochure is designed to help transgender persons understand their legal rights in Washington State. It answers many common questions about practical legal issues encountered by transgender individuals.

ACLU letter to Greyhound Bus

Document, Published: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
ACLU affiliates in ten states call for Greyhound Bus to demand a warrant before allowing CBP agents to do inspections on buses
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The ACLU of Washington and ACLU affiliates in California and eight other states sent a letter to Greyhound Lines Inc. to urge the company to change its policies and refuse U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) permission to conduct raids on buses without warrants.

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