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Immigrant Rights

The Constitution guarantees basic rights and freedoms to all people in America, not just U.S. citizens. Advocating fair treatment for non-citizens has been an important part of the ACLU’s work since its founding in 1920, when it opposed the summary arrest and deportation of Eastern European immigrants during the Palmer Raids.
Court says government must do more to reunite refugee families
April 10th is Dolores Huerta Day. Dolores Huerta championed the rights of farm workers and women.
Timeline of the Muslim Ban
Ruling hands Trump Administration another defeat: Court allows lawsuit challenging Trump's "extreme vetting" program to proceed as a class-action

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Published: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Thanks to the Keep Washington Working Act, it is now unlawful for Washington’s law enforcement to do the work of federal immigration authorities.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Washington man illegally detained by Border Patrol at Spokane’s Greyhound bus station sues the agency for damages

The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State

Document, Published: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
This brochure is designed to help transgender persons understand their legal rights in Washington State. It answers many common questions about practical legal issues encountered by transgender individuals.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Keep Washington Working Act (Senate Bill 5497) enhances public safety and promotes fairness to immigrants and protects the privacy and civil rights of all Washington residents.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian who lives in Portland, Oregon, filed an administrative complaint today against the Border Patrol after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA, pulled him off of a bus during a layover at the Greyhound Bus Station in the Spokane Intermodal Center.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Washington is the second state in the nation, after California, to recognize Ms. Huerta’s efforts to advance the rights of farm workers and empower women.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Washington es el segundo estado de la nación, después de California, en reconocer los esfuerzos de las Sra. Huerta para hacer avanzar los derechos de los trabadores agrícolas y empoderar a las mujeres.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Immigrants are members of our communities. Immigration status should be added to the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
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Friday, February 8, 2019
The legislative process isn’t just about laws; It’s about people. This is why we need you, our ACLU-WA members and supporters, to join us in advancing our 2019 legislative agenda.
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Read about our 2019 Washington State Legislative Agenda

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