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.
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.
Asylum-seeking families to reunite after ACLU lawsuit challenging unlawful “Remain in Mexico” policy
Seven asylum-seekers, including children, will reunite with their families in Massachusetts and safely pursue their applications within the United States, in an ACLU victory against a Trump-era policy.
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.
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.
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.