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ACLU backs bill to stop penalizing poverty

Taking driver’s licenses away from people who are struggling financially drives them deeper into poverty, unemployment, debt, and entanglement with the criminal legal system.

February 24, 2021

ACLU announces new legal fellowship for aspiring civil rights attorneys

The new legal fellowship enables the ACLU of Massachusetts to directly support novice attorneys as they develop their practice in areas such as voting rights, free speech, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, police accountability, and government surveillance.

February 17, 2021

ACLU challenges Trump-era “Title 42” rule on behalf of asylum-seekers

Throughout his presidency, Trump dismantled legal protections for people seeking safety in our country—and under the guise of public health, he caused more suffering for asylum-seekers. Our fight for these families continues until the Biden administration ends this cruel practice.

February 9, 2021

Statement of ACLU of Massachusetts on Inauguration Day

President Biden and Vice President Harris must not only prioritize undoing the many harms of the previous administration, but work toward a vision of the country that heralds justice, fairness, and equality for all of us.

January 20, 2021

ACLU sues government for withholding records in immigration cases

Our immigration system operates as a conveyor belt of mass deportations, rather than a system that upholds justice and due process. The government’s practice of denying access to records substantially hinders the just administration of the immigration system.

January 19, 2021