Federal Court Again Blocks Deportation of Iraqi Nationals
A federal court has again blocked the deportation of Iraqi nationals in the U.S. who could face persecution, torture, and death if returned to Iraq.
Billboards In Arabic, English, and Spanish Intended to Remind the Public That ‘We The People’ Means Everyone
In an effort to remind the public about its First Amendment rights and to reassure immigrants that constitutional protections extend to them as well, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan on Monday launched a public-education campaign that features the First Amendment printed in Arabic, Spanish and English.
The “We the People” campaign rolled out with the unveiling of an electronic billboard featuring the First Amendment in all three languages posted on Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The ad will appear on the billboard throughout June.
ACRL, ACLU of Michigan Vow Continued Legal Fight Against Latest Muslim Ban
DETROIT – The Arab-American Civil Rights League and the ACLU of Michigan have announced that they will continue their lawsuit challenging the Muslim ban after a revised executive order was signed today by President Donald Trump. The revised order, which still discriminatorily prohibits the travel of some immigrants from designated Muslim-majority countries and halts the refugee resettlement program temporarily, was condemned by the organizations as a transparent attempt to continue the same policies that were already rejected by the courts as unconstitutional.
Border Patrol Sued Over Warrantless Searches in Michigan
Originally published by Todd Spangler for the Detroit Free Press
WASHINGTON – A watchdog group is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection in federal court in Detroit to find out if government agents are racially profiling American citizens and foreigners legally in the U.S. under a law that allows for warrantless searches across Michigan to combat illegal immigration.
Living As An Immigrant in Michigan
Coming from a migrant, farmworker family meant, I spent half the year in Florida and half the year in Michigan. We were nomads traveling in our wood-paneled station wagon up and down Interstate 75 in the late spring and mid fall every year from the time I was 4 years old until we settled in Michigan in the fall of 1987 when I was 15.
100 Mile Zone: The Need For A More Transparent U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
The ACLU and immigrant-rights activists filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against U.S.
Why Immigrant Families and Children in Flint Water Crisis Deserve Help, Not Deportation
Parenting, as any mother or father will readily admit, is a tough job. In Flint, Mich., however, that job has become a whole lot tougher since the city’s water supply was poisoned.
If I lived in Flint, I’d have to cook with bottled water, bathe my two daughters in bottled water, and scramble to get them to countless lead-testing and medical appointments. Even worse, I’d be worried sick about whether my girls will suffer permanent developmental delays from drinking the toxic water.
ACLU of Michigan Executive Director Reacts to Snyder Flip-Flop on Refugees
Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan, has issued a statement urging Gov. Rick Snyder to reconsider his recent decision to back away from a plan to relocate hundreds of Syrian refugees in Michigan.