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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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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: 
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.
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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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Friday, August 12, 2016
A federal appeals court issued rulings that will enable thousands of immigrants to request bond hearings. This will provide the opportunity to be reunited with their families while they face deportation hearings, instead of being held in immigration detention centers.
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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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Monday, May 2, 2016
A federal court has rejected the government’s request to dismiss a class-action lawsuit seeking legal representation for thousands of children nationwide facing deportation hearings.

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