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Cherri Gregg
November 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ACLU of Pennsylvania and other civil rights groups filed a lawsuit this week against the Commonwealth challenging the rules on absentee ballots. It claims the laws disenfranchise voters. According to the lawsuit brought on behalf of the nine voters and the ACLU,...
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Prison
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Cherri Gregg
October 30, 2018 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ALCU of Pennsylvania and other legal nonprofits have filed two lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections over its new policies dealing with lawyer mail. The group is seeking an immediate injunction. The lawsuits challenge policies implemented by...
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Classroom
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David Madden
July 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Three Camden County school districts are among a dozen in New Jersey being hauled into court by the American Civil Liberties Union. At issue are policies that might block children who immigrated to the country illegally from getting an education. The 12 districts are...
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Calet Garcia, center, of Honduras, cries after he realizes he will be able to apply for asylum in the U.S. with his friend Daisy Avelar, second from left, of El Salvador, Thursday, July 26, 2018, near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.
AP Photo/Gregory Bull
July 27, 2018 - 7:32 am
By Elliot Spagat, Colleen Long and Anita Snow, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as non-profit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents as a deadline loomed following their separations...
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Marijuana samples on display at MedMen in West Hollywood, California, Jan. 2, 2018. On Jan. 1, it became legal in California to sell recreational marijuana, but many shops began sales on Jan. 2.
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David Madden
July 24, 2018 - 3:05 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears the road to legal marijuana use by adults in New Jersey may be on the fast track. Jersey City had tried, on its own, to decriminalize marijuana, which received a strong rebuke from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. At the same time, efforts are gaining...
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In this July 14, 2018, file photo, Jelsin Aguilar Padilla shakes immigration attorney Jorge L. Baron's hand after stepping off his flight from New York into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he is reunited with his mother Yolany in Seattle.
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July 16, 2018 - 2:03 pm
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of reunited families who were separated by the Trump administration after crossing the southwest border. The American Civil Liberties Union had asked Judge Dana Sabraw to delay...
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In this image taken from video, Javier Garrido Martinez, left and Alan Garcia, right, sit with their 4-year-sons at a news conference in New York, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
AP Photo/Robert Bumsted
July 12, 2018 - 10:55 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain separated from their...
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In this Friday, June 22, 2018, file photo, a mother, left, and son, from Guatemala, hold hands during a news conference following their reunion in Linthicum, Md., after being reunited following their separation at the U.S. border.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File
July 10, 2018 - 8:17 am
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of immigrant children will be released from detention centers and reunited with their parents Tuesday. A government lawyer said Monday at least 54 children under the age of 5 would join their parents by a court-ordered deadline, only about...
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In this June 25, 2018 file photo, Christian, from Honduras, recounts his separation from his child at the border during a news conference at the Annunciation House,in El Paso, Texas.
AP Photo/Matt York, File
July 09, 2018 - 7:47 am
By Elliott Spagat, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the cases. The ACLU said late Sunday...
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People protest against the travel restrictions and limitations under Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, 2017.
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Cherri Gregg
June 26, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of civil rights leaders held a press conference at the Friends Center Tuesday to denounce the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven mostly Muslim countries. Local leaders are gearing up to take action. "We...
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