Cecillia Wang

Cecillia Wang, the director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. She can be reached by email at media@aclu.org.

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Persons of Japanese ancestry arrive at the Santa Anita Assembly center from San Pedro, California. (Photo: Archive/U.S. Dept. of Interior) Views
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Trump’s Muslim Ban Repeats the Constitutional Travesty Committed Against Japanese-Americans in World War II
On Dec. 8, 2017, a lawyer for the U.S. government stood before a federal appeals court to defend President Donald Trump’s third attempt to ban immigrants and visitors from predominantly Muslim countries. He argued that while there may be legal limits on presidential power to ban noncitizens from...
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
President Trump Is Poised To Slash the Number of Refugees In the U.S., Replaying the Worst of Our History
In coming days, President Trump is expected to announce the maximum number of refugees the United States will accept in the next fiscal year. Trump may cap the number at 50,000 or even lower, the New York Times has reported—fewer than any year since the beginning of the modern refugee resettlement...
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Will Americans Tolerate Laws that Encourage Racial Profiling?
S.B. 1070 is Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law. The ACLU and the Department of Justice filed lawsuits challenging the law, charging that it is unconstitutional and encourages racial profiling. Five Arizona copycat laws passed in 2011, including Alabama, Utah, Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana.
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