The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington today issued an order requiring the government to provide evidence that follow-to-join refugees are being reunited with their families in the United States.
No American should be subject to racial threats and violence for expressing their political views. It is especially harmful to democracy when an elected official is attacked for his public policy positions. We applaud Mayor Matta for standing up to these racist acts. And we applaud Mayor Matta for his support of sanctuary cities and of our immigrant communities.
Presentation by Police Practices and Immigration Policy Counsel Enoka Herat for Flights & RIghts, September 2017. It covers the history of racial exclusion in immigration policy and what the ACLU is doing to protect immigrant rights.
Finding that Tacoma Police Department (TPD) deliberately withheld public records on its use of an invasive cell phone surveillance device, a judge in Pierce County ordered the City of Tacoma to pay fines, costs and fees in an amount she said is “necessary to deter future misconduct.”
Today’s ruling is not the first time the Supreme Court has been wrong. It’s sadly not the first time the Court has allowed official racism and xenophobia to continue, rather than standing up to it. As with earlier rulings, history will judge today’s decision harshly.
The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated and remanded the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision in Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, a case involving a same-sex couple turned away from a flower shop because of their sexual orientation.