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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.

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News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Five individuals and the Council on American-Islamic Relations have joined the ACLU of Washington suit challenging the Executive Order on Immigration. The ACLU says that the revised Order signed by Donald Trump on March 6, 2017 is still an unconstitutional ban on Muslims.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
We applaud the appeals court’s decision to leave in place the stay of the President’s Muslim travel ban
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
John Doe came to Seattle to pursue graduate studies and conduct research in Engineering at the University of Washington. Now he is a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in the Western District of Washington today challenging President Trump’s ban on travel by people from seven Muslim-majority nations.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
The ACLU of Washington today joined ACLU affiliates in Montana and North Dakota to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request with the regional U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) office to learn how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s Muslim ban.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The ACLU of Washington submit a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the lawsuit filed in federal court by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Jan. 30 seeking to have key provisions of the President’s Executive Order on immigration declared unconstitutional.
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Friday, January 27, 2017
Serving the needs of all people in the community without regard to immigration status represents basic American values.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Federal Court Grants Class-Action Status in Challenge to Obama Administration
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Monday, June 20, 2016
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