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What’s it Like to be in Immigration Lockup During a Pandemic?

In the 1980s, fewer than 2,000 people were locked up in an immigration detention facility on an average day in America. Since then, that number has skyrocketed, quadrupling from 7,475 to 32,985 people detained by ICE per day between 1995 and 2016.

August 24, 2020

In This Moment: The RNC, Voting, and Knowing Your Rights

With the Republican National Convention (RNC) taking place right now in Charlotte, some of us may engage in acts of protest, taking a stand against the Trump administration’s discriminatory and hateful policies. As a nonpartisan organization, we don’t support or oppose candidates or officials.

August 21, 2020

Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security. Its Tactics are Fearsome.

As an organization dedicated to civil liberties, civil rights, and the rule of law, we at the American Civil Liberties Union believe that the government has both the authority and responsibility to enforce its laws — laws that promote justice, equality, and the general welfare.

August 11, 2020

Prosecutors Disappoint During the Pandemic — 3rd Edition

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to become a death sentence for people trapped in prisons and jails across the U.S., the actions — or inaction — of prosecutors to decarcerate have had a tangible life or death impact. Read more about Mecklenburg County's District Attorney.

July 31, 2020