Immigrants to the United States are frequently targets of discrimination and undocumented immigrants are particularly susceptible to abuse. The ACLU of Connecticut works to defend immigrants’ rights and to ensure humane treatment under the Constitution, which protects all people within our borders.

The ACLU of Connecticut, ACLU of Maine and four other New England ACLU affiliates today filed a lawsuit demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans.

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents may have worn misleading uniforms, labeled only “police,” in an attempt to lure an undocumented woman to the Hartford Public Safety building and detain her. The following is a reaction from Dan Barrett, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.

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“Connecticut police departments should not make the mistake of spreading injustice, fear, and discrimination by becoming parties to deportation. If they do, we are prepared to take them to court.”

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The ACLU of Connecticut joined ACLU affiliates from across New England to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Boston office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to uncover how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s Muslim ban. The filing is part of a coordinated effort from ACLU affiliates nationwide, which filed requests with CBP field offices and its headquarters spanning 55 international airports across the country.

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As a voice for freedom and equality, our legislative priorities include promoting and preserving civil liberties for all. Through state legislative advocacy, we aim to defend and extend key constitutional principles, including privacy, justice, and democracy. The bills below represent just some of the issues of interest to the ACLU of Connecticut in 2016. Criminal […]

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