Racial Profiling


News Release, Published: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
The ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project are notifying law enforcement agencies in Washington about the settlement of a lawsuit in which the City of Spokane agreed to pay damages and attorneys’ fees to a man it unlawfully detained and held for immigration authorities after he was the victim of a car accident.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, January 19, 2018
Refugee Joseph Doe, plaintiff in an ACLU of Washington suit challenging the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban, was finally able to hug his wife and three children last night, ending four years of painful separation.  The family was reunited at SeaTac airport after a federal court in December granted a nationwide injunction against a ban that would have indefinitely prevented children and spouses from any country from joining refugees like Doe, who have already been admitted to the U.S.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
In another rejection of the Trump Administration, the U.S. District Court in Seattle today denied a government motion to stay a nationwide Preliminary Injunction the Court issued on Dec. 24, 2017, against an administration policy that indefinitely barred certain refugees from entering the U.S. Previously, on January 5, the Court rejected a government motion to reconsider the Preliminary Injunction.
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
The U.S. District Court in Seattle granted a nationwide injunction in response to the ACLU of Washington's motion for a Preliminary Injunction on behalf of a refugee living in Washington state who wants to be reunited with his wife and children.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017
The U.S. District Court in Seattle heard oral argument on the ACLU of Washington’s motion seeking a Preliminary Injunction on behalf of a refugee living in Washington state who wants to be reunited with his wife and children, and for all others in Washington in similar situations.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The ACLU of Washington today joined ACLU affiliates in Montana and North Dakota in filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit today demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans. The lawsuit is seeking records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s regional office. In particular, the lawsuit seeks records related to CBP’s implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans at SeaTac airport. Today’s action is part of a total of 13 FOIA lawsuits filed by ACLU affiliates across the country.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Racial disproportion is endemic in America. A new report on the impact of the housing crash provides fresh evidence of how families of different races are impacted disparately by economic forces.