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Lawsuit Demands ICE Release Immigrants at Risk of Death from COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — Today, thirteen immigrants detained in two ICE detention centers in California filed a lawsuit in federal district court against U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement calling for their immediate release. Because of their advanced age and underlying medical conditions, the 13 plaintiffs are especially vulnerable to the potentially fatal COVID-19 infection while they are confi... Read More
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The ACLU of Northern California's Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 20, 2020
The ACLU of Northern California stands in solidarity with our partners, members, and followers during this unprecedented public health crisis. We are monitoring the situation closely to ensure that the government mandated “stay in place” restrictions are being enforced equitably, and that specific populations are not put in extreme risk over which they have no control. We are engaged and we are re... Read More
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Northern California Indian Development Council Hires Indigenous Education Advocate

Mar 12, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — In March, the Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC) hired an Indigenous Education Advocate. This newly created position is part of a larger collaboration between NCIDC and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, aimed at advancing educational equity for Native American students in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties and adjacent tribal lan... Read More
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California, a "Free State" Sanctioned Slavery

Feb 27, 2020
In a late-night raid in April 1852, three formerly enslaved black men who had built a lucrative business hauling mining supplies during the California Gold Rush, were rousted from their cabin by armed white men. They were forcibly taken before a justice of the peace in Sacramento County who ordered them deported to their former “owner,” a white man in Mississippi. Read More
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ACLU Comment on ICE and California Law Enforcement Use of Clearview AI’s Face Surveillance System

Feb 27, 2020
SACRAMENTO — A partial company list published today in an expose by Buzzfeed confirms that Immigration and Customs Enforcement and at least one California law enforcement agency have teamed up with Clearview AI to run people’s faces against the company’s shadily-assembled database of billions of photos. In fact, according to Buzzfeed, ICE agents have run more than 8,000 searches from about 60 acco... Read More
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Homeless Californians Win New Protections in Caltrans Settlement

Feb 18, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO – Under a proposed settlement announced today between the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) and a class of homeless people whose property was taken by Caltrans crews in sweeps of their encampments, Caltrans will establish a $1.3 million fund to compensate people for the loss of property that was destroyed in the sweeps. In addition, Caltrans will be required to ado... Read More