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Judge Orders 50 Percent Reduction in Orange County Jail Population due to COVID-19

SANTA ANA, Calif. December 11, 2020– The Orange County Superior Court ordered a reduction of 50 percent of the population in the Orange County jails today in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Southern California, and Munger, Tolles & Olsen LLP. The lawsuit was filed against Orange County Sheriff Don […]

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Federal Court Rules ICE’s Primary Deportation Program Unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2019) — In a landmark ruling addressing the legality of ICE’s signature deportation program, Secure Communities, a federal judge issued a permanent injunction blocking the agency from issuing arrest requests based solely on error-ridden electronic databases. The ruling also enjoins ICE from issuing these requests, known as detainers, to states that […]

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Carmen Iguina: On Immigration, a Ray of Fairness Shines Bright in California

Dec. 10, 2016 – Carmen Iguina is staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California. This week, California state lawmakers introduced three groundbreaking bills that could prevent thousands of immigrants from being torn from their families, communities, and the lives they built here. SB 6 gives immigrants facing deportation a shot at a fair immigration […]

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New Report Reveals Illegal Admissions Polices at Charter Schools

LOS ANGELES August 1, 2016 – Over 20 percent of all charter schools in California have enrollment policies in place that violate state and federal law, according to a new report released today. Among the myriad violations cited in “Unequal Access: How Some California Charter Schools Illegally Restrict Enrollment ” are policies that establish admission requirements in violation […]