The ACLU of Massachusetts today testified before state lawmakers in support of the Massachusetts Information Privacy Act (MIPA), landmark legislation that would provide residents with the most robust digital privacy and equity protections in the nation.
Developed over two years in close collaboration with students, police, and other higher education stakeholders, the Racially Just Policing Model Policy builds on recent statewide police reform to ensure campuses are safe learning, working, and living environments for all.
Students shouldn’t have to worry that their every move is being monitored or that their photos could end up in a police or immigration database simply because they came to class. Massachusetts lawmakers must protect students, teachers, and families from face surveillance technology.
Detained immigrants, their families, and communities have fought for over a decade to end the 287(g) program because it entangles state and local agencies with federal immigration enforcement. We are glad to see the Plymouth County contract end.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration must restart the so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols,” which forced tens of thousands of asylum-seekers to dangerous cities along the U.S.-Mexico border during the pendency of their U.S. immigration proceedings.
For too long, the government has systematically detained people without showing a good reason for doing so. This new decision affirms that the government’s approach to immigration detention is contrary to our fundamental values and the law.