American Civil Liberties Union

 this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File
February 21, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up...
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A supporter of Initiative 1631 holds a sign referencing the Nisqually Indian Tribe during a rally supporting the November ballot measure in Washington state that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
November 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending nondiscrimination protections to transgender people, including their use of public bathrooms and...
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In this April 2, 2016, file photo, Scott Turner Schofield arrives at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Schofield, a veteran trans performer, stars in the upcoming European film "The Conductor."
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August 07, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Jocelyn Noveck, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching...
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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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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.
Rebekah Welch/The Seattle Times via AP, File
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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Ever Reyes Mejia is reunited with his 3-year-old son at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  office building in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP
July 11, 2018 - 8:38 am
By Elliot Spagat and Mike Householder, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some immigrant toddlers are back in the arms of their parents, but others remained in holding facilities away from relatives as federal officials fell short of meeting a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters...
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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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