The law guarantees every child in the United States equal access to public elementary and secondary education. But the truth is that not every child in America has an equal opportunity to attend public schools.
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Veshon Shaw’s life changed forever in 2017 when a court placed him and many of his friends and family members in Wilmington under a “gang injunction.” The ACLU of North Carolina recently represented Veshon and two other people subjected to the injunction.
“Una cosa es escuchar sobre la gente que está siendo detenida y separada todos los días, es otra cosa vivir ese sufrimiento por ti misma,” explica Yolanda Zavala, madre de cinco hijos quien emigró a Carolina del Norte desde Michoacán hace dos décadas.
“It’s one thing to know that people are being detained and separated every day. It’s another to experience that pain and suffering for yourself,” explains Yolanda Zavala, a mother of five who immigrated to North Carolina from southern Mexico more than two decades ago.
Our lawsuit asks the court to take immediate action to end Alamance County’s unconstitutional bail practices, ensure that no one is held in the county jail solely because they are unable to pay their bail, and release those currently locked up because they are poor.
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