Immigrants

ACLU Urges US Congress to Include Undocumented Immigrants to COVID-19 Testing

Nonprofit organization American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is urging U.S. Congress to include millions of undocumented immigrants in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test under emergency coverage of Medicaid. to swiftly act and pass legislation test as millions of them play essential jobs in the country.
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63 Groups to Homeland Security, Health Departments: Protect Flint's Immigrant Community

Dozens of civil rights and immigrant rights groups have called on the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security (DHS) to provide protections for immigrants living in Flint, Michigan.
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For Profit Immigration Detention Centers Raking in Huge Profits

Government is turning more and more to for-profit corporations to house large numbers of migrants and asylum seekers, with many of the facilities having histories of being plagued by widespread allegations of abuse and scandal.
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North Carolina Latino Students Skipping School to Avoid ICE Agents

Confused and frightened Latino students in North Carolina have started skipping school in hopes of avoiding roving immigration agents.
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North Carolina Judge Rules Sheriff Did Not Target Latinos

On Friday Judge Thomas Schroeder dismissed a federal lawsuit that alleged that Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson had been discriminating against Hispanics.
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US Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin Voter Photo ID Law Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a challenge to overturn Wisconsin's voter identification law. While Wisconsin has an election scheduled in April, the state's voter identification law will be implemented on a later date.

Civil Rights Groups Challenge U.S. Supreme Court to Review Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Civil rights organizations are challenging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that allowed Wisconsin's voter ID laws.
Border Patrol, TSA Exempt from New Racial Profiling Policies by Justice Department

Border Patrol, TSA Exempt from New Racial Profiling Policies by Justice Department

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced new guidance to ease racial profiling accusations, but immigrant rights groups have voiced concern about the new steps.
Wendy Nunez, originally from Honduras, holds her daughter, Gianella Hernandez, as she attends an Immigration Field Hearing held by U.S. Rep Joe Garcia (D-FL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) at Broward College on August 13, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Immigrant Rights Advocates File Lawsuit to Release FOIA Information on Artesia Detention Facility

Immigrant rights groups have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the federal government in hopes to release documents pertaining to the expedited removal process of undocumented immigrant families.
Border Patrol, TSA Exempt from New Racial Profiling Policies by Justice Department

Undocumented Immigrants Given Bail Rights in Arizona, Court Rules Prop 100 Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has struck down an Arizona state constitutional amendment that banned judges from considering bail for undocumented immigrants suspected of a crime.
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Voter ID Law Struck Down in Texas, Wisconsin: Courts Rule Against Discriminatory Laws Towards Latinos, Blacks

Federal courts have ruled decision affecting the voter identification laws ahead of November's midterm elections in Texas and Wisconsin.
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Immigration Court Update: Lawsuit Victory Allows Detained Immigrants 'Coerced' into ‘Voluntary’ Deportation to Return for Hearings

Following a lawsuit from a civil rights organization, immigration authorities must provide access to proper legal options for detained immigrants.
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Tap That App: Securely Recording Police With the ACLU's Police Tape App

Recent events in Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri, have called attention to the importance of on-the-ground smartphone videos.
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Immigrants' Rights Groups Sue US Government for Violating Immigration, Deportation Laws Against Mothers, Children

National immigrants' rights groups are suing the U.S. government over claims of lack of due process for "scores" of Central American women and children at the Artesia immigrant detention facility in New Mexico.
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Immigration Detention Requests from ICE Gets Denied by Local Iowa County Jails

According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the state has stopped accepting requests from federal immigration authorities to host detainees without a court order.
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Immigrants' Rights Groups Discuss Conditions of Detained Mothers and Children at Artesia Family Detention Center

Immigrant rights groups spoke about the conditions at one detention center in New Mexico on Thursday, and the insufficient resources mothers and children are faced with.
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