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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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News Release, Published: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
A federal district court ruled that it will not immediately release immigrants detained at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
News Release, Published: 
Monday, March 16, 2020
The ACLU of Washington, ACLU and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a lawsuit seeking the release of people in civil detention at high risk for COVID-19 complications.
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
The ACLU-WA and allies sent a letter to ICE and GEO demanding the release of those facing health risks
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Monday, February 10, 2020
When President Trump announced that the U.S. would no longer be accepting refugees from seven majority-Muslim nations in March 2017, Jeffrey Doe was forlorn. The SeaTac airport worker had already waited years to be reunited with his parents and siblings, Somali refugees living in a refugee camp in Kenya.

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