The ACLU of Michigan files lawsuits that impact people’s rights by setting a legal precedent, or affecting the policies and actions of public officials. Our current Fall 2020 Legal Docket details our legal cases and actions taken in 2019-2020.

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Iraqis Face Torture or Death if Deported: Hamama v. Adducci

The ACLU sued ICE in June 2017 on behalf of Iraqi residents and their families in the U.S., after ICE agents arrested more than 100 Iraqi nationals without warning — including many who came to the U.S. as children and who’ve lived in the U.S. for decades — in raids throughout Metro Detroit.

February 11, 2021 Immigrants' Rights

Racism in Paw Paw Public Schools

The public high school in Paw Paw, Michigan still uses the racial slur “Redskin” and offensive imagery of a Native American as a mascot for its athletic program. Advocacy by Native Americans in the area to change the mascot was beaten back with excessive hostility, aggression, and racial animus.

January 26, 2021 Racial Justice Student Rights