American Civil Liberties Union
The Trump Administration Is Still Separating Families Over Minor Offenses
At least 911 immigrant children have been separated from their parents at the border since June of 2018.
The ACLU Is Suing the Trump Administration to Stop Immigration Raids
ICE arrests in 10 cities are supposed to begin on Sunday, targeting mainly families who recently crossed the border.
Why Is Border Patrol Planning to DNA Test Asylum Seekers?
The Department of Homeland Security will use the tests to identify what it calls fraudulent families. But advocates say the plan raises privacy concerns.
Iowa's New Law Criminalizing Undercover Investigations of Farms Faces Legal Challenges
The ACLU of Iowa argues this law is no different than its predecessor, which was ruled unconstitutional this year.
A Federal Judge Blocks Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Plan
A federal judge in San Francisco has issued a preliminary injunction against the Migrant Protection Protocols.
Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Plan Expands, Even as the ACLU Battles It In Court
Some assumed courts would stop the plan immediately. But because the details of the plan remain opaque, advocates have had trouble challenging it.
Understanding the Supreme Court's Decision on Indefinite Detention of Immigrants
Immigrants with certain prior criminal convictions will now be placed in detention without the opportunity to petition for release.
A New Iowa Law Would Criminalize Undercover Investigations at Farms (Again)
The state's pork industry hasn't given up yet.
Trump's National Emergency Declaration Spurs Protests Across the Country
Protesters took to the streets at more than 140 events across the United States on Monday to oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the country's southern border.
The ACLU Will Sue Trump Over His National Emergency Declaration
Within hours of Trump declaring a national emergency on the border, the ACLU announced it would sue the president to prevent him from using military funds to pay for border wall construction.
A Judge Strikes Down Trump's Asylum Ban on Victims of Domestic Violence and Gang Brutality
In his ruling, Judge Emmet Sullivan argued that the government ought to consider asylum requests on a case-by-case basis.
A U.S. Citizen Who Was Detained and Nearly Deported Files a Lawsuit in Florida
Peter Brown remained locked in a county jail for weeks, as county officials waited for immigration authorities to deport him to Jamaica—a country he had never lived in.
A Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Ban on Migrants Caught Crossing the Border
A federal judge in San Francisco has issued an injunction against the Trump administration, temporarily suspending the administration's policy of denying asylum to migrants caught crossing the southern border illegally.
In Asylum Claims, Is Domestic Abuse 'Private Violence' or a Societal Issue?
Advocates argue that asylum seekers aren't just fleeing domestic abuse—they're fleeing gender-based violence.
Civil Rights Groups Immediately Sue as Trump Tries to Block Asylum Seekers
Multiple civil rights groups sued the administration on Friday, arguing that a new executive policy violates both United States and international law.
Immigrant Rights Groups Are at Odds With Greyhound Over Its Right to Forbid Immigration Enforcement From Entering Buses
The bus company argues it has no choice but to cooperate with Customs and Border Protection agents' searches and interrogation of its passengers.
A New National Park Service Proposal Could Restrict Protest in Washington, D.C.
The proposed changes could put a fee on protesting in the nation's capitol.
The Death Penalty Becomes Illegal in Washington State
After hearing the last appeal from a man on death row, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the death penalty, as applied in the state, is unconstitutional.
What You Need to Know About the ACLU's Case Against the Mandatory Detention of Immigrants
The case—Brett Kavanaugh's first as a Supreme Court justice—deals with mandatory detention laws to keep immigrants in prisons during trials, even if they aren't a public danger or flight risk.
Trump Is Still a Fan of Stop and Frisk. But Does It Work?
President Trump on Monday echoed arguments from his campaign, but his information seems outdated.
Inside California's Ongoing Sanctuary State Battle
A court decision in favor of an Orange County city seeking to exempt itself from the California Values Act likely marks the escalation of a protracted legal standoff.
A Progressive Fundraising Behemoth Faces Fresh Accusations of Unjust Labor Practices
Grassroots Campaigns canvasses for such non-profits as Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. But former employees say the organization has taken a hardline—and repressive—view of labor reform within its own ranks.