Brian Tashman

Brain Tashman is a political researcher and strategist at American Civil Liberties Union.

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"While ICE abuses certainly predate the arrival of the Trump administration, there has been a notable increase in the number of arrests of people who don’t have criminal records, those who show up to routine check-in meetings with agents, and even people previously offered humanitarian exceptions." (Photo: U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Flickr) Views
Monday, February 05, 2018
Congress Needs To Hold ICE Accountable for Abuses
When Karah de Oliveira and her husband, Fabiano, showed up at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Lawrence, Massachusetts, they expected to have an interview about their marriage, the first part of an application for a green card. Fabiano has lived in the U.S. since 2005 and the...
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"Kobach, who gained national notoriety for his relentless efforts to disenfranchise tens of thousands of Kansans, met with Trump before his inauguration and reportedly was a source for the president’s unsubstantiated claim that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the presidential election." (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, January 05, 2018
Trump Wants Homeland Security to Continue Dirty Work of Voter Suppression
On Wednesday night, the White House announced that it would disband the Election “Integrity” Commission led by Vice President Pence and Kris Kobach, the Secretary of State of Kansas, citing the refusal of state officials to go along with Kobach’s reckless plan to collect sensitive data on every...
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In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, People Power activists will play a crucial role in campaigning for voting rights policies tailored to their state. Views
Friday, September 22, 2017
People Power Launches 50-State Voting Rights Campaign to Reenergize Our Democracy
While Donald Trump and Kris Kobach look for ways to disenfranchise Americans, People Power is launching the Let People Vote campaign to uphold, protect, and expand the right to vote. We have witnessed the impact of People Power activists in the ACLU’s ongoing Freedom Cities campaign , where...
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Kris Kobach Pushes Voter Fraud Lies While Meeting With Fellow Suppression Activists
Kris Kobach is getting desperate. In a column last week for Breitbart, the Kansas Secretary of State declared that voter fraud tipped the scales in the election last year in New Hampshire. The evidence? Anyone who registered to vote on Election Day with another state’s drivers’ license and didn’t...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Kris Kobach, the Man Charged With Enhancing Americans’ Confidence in Elections, Says That We May Never Know Who Won The Election
Roughly half of voters who said they voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election believe that he won the popular vote, according to a new poll from POLITICO/Morning Consult. The poll started on July 20, coincidentally just one day after the first meeting of the Election Integrity...
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