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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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Friday, December 11, 2020
Current Outbreak Risks the Lives of Medically Vulnerable People at Tacoma Northwest Detention Center
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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
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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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.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
The ACLU-WA and allies sent a letter to ICE and GEO demanding the release of those facing health risks