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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.
Court says government must do more to reunite refugee families
April 10th is Dolores Huerta Day. Dolores Huerta championed the rights of farm workers and women.
Timeline of the Muslim Ban
Ruling hands Trump Administration another defeat: Court allows lawsuit challenging Trump's "extreme vetting" program to proceed as a class-action

Resources

News Release, Published: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Keep Washington Working Act (Senate Bill 5497) enhances public safety and promotes fairness to immigrants and protects the privacy and civil rights of all Washington residents.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Washington is the second state in the nation, after California, to recognize Ms. Huerta’s efforts to advance the rights of farm workers and empower women.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Washington es el segundo estado de la nación, después de California, en reconocer los esfuerzos de las Sra. Huerta para hacer avanzar los derechos de los trabadores agrícolas y empoderar a las mujeres.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Immigrants are members of our communities. Immigration status should be added to the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
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Friday, February 8, 2019
The legislative process isn’t just about laws; It’s about people. This is why we need you, our ACLU-WA members and supporters, to join us in advancing our 2019 legislative agenda.
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Read about our 2019 Washington State Legislative Agenda
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
After an ACLU-WA lawsuit, the government agreed to naturalize a decorated Army service member.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
New law requires federal agents to get a warrant to conduct searches in the boarding areas of the city’s bus station
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Friday, September 21, 2018
On Wednesday, September 19th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided it would hear a case to decide whether the government may deport children who appear in court without a lawyer.
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Friday, September 7, 2018
A federal court will hear oral arguments today in a lawsuit the ACLU of Washington filed to uphold the free-speech rights of an immigrant being detained at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma.

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