ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conserves America's original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, April 09, 2020
ACLU Ramps Up Advocacy to Release Vulnerable People in Prisons and Jails With National TV Ads
The American Civil Liberties Union launched a nationwide television ad campaign, paired with a targeted ad buy in key states, urging federal, state, and local officials to release elderly and medically-vulnerable people from prisons and jails. The ads mark an escalation of the ACLU’s political...
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Friday, March 20, 2020
NWIRP and ACLU Statement on Court Refusal to Release People at High-Risk of COVID-19
A federal district court ruled today that it will not immediately release immigrants detained at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, as requested in a lawsuit filed Monday against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The suit — filed by Northwest Immigrant Rights...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Stay Ruling in Remain in Mexico Challenge
The Supreme Court has allowed a Trump administration policy that sends asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their claims are considered to remain in effect while the court decides whether to review the case. The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Southern...
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
ACLU Comment on Scathing New Government Report on Trump Family Separation Policy
A new internal government report is slamming the Trump administration’s implementation of its family separation policy, citing poor interagency planning and major lapses in communication that put children at risk. The report was published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
ACLU Challenges New Border Wall Funds Transfer
The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a new lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s transfer of an additional $3.8 billion in military funds for border wall construction. Congress did not authorize the funds. “The president is doubling down on his unlawful scheme to raid taxpayer...
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Newswire article
Friday, February 28, 2020
ACLU Comment on Federal Appeals Court Ruling Blocking Trump Forced Return to Mexico Policy
A federal appeals court has immediately blocked the Trump administration’s policy that forced asylum seekers to return to Mexico and remain there indefinitely while their asylum applications were processed in the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Gender & Refugee...
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Newswire article
Friday, February 28, 2020
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Port-of-Entry Asylum Ban
A federal appeals court has upheld a block on the Trump administration’s attempt to restrict asylum applications to ports of entry. The lawsuit, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump , was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, and Southern Poverty Law Center...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Consumers Challenge Trump Administration Rule That Threatens Insurance Coverage for Abortion
Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Inc., and several consumers around the country filed a lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new rule designed to make insurance companies stop offering coverage for abortion. They are represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union (...
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Friday, January 31, 2020
ACLU Comment on Trump Expansion of Muslim Ban
The Trump administration reportedly announced that, three years after first imposing a purportedly temporary Muslim ban by presidential order, it is continuing that ban and expanding its scope to include individuals from six additional countries. The American Civil Liberties Union has been fighting...
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Friday, January 03, 2020
ACLU Comment on Baghdad Strike
In response to a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian military commander and others, American Civil Liberties Union National Security Project Director Hina Shamsi, had the following reaction: “Congress has not authorized war or hostilities against Iran. Based on the Trump...
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