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A Loving Farewell to our Dedicated, Longest-Serving Board Member Stew Dunn

EXCERPT: Stew understood the core essence of the ACLU’s principles like very few people – that an open and compassionate mind combined with a strong sense of the value of individual rights and opinion will yield the best result in most situations. read more »

For Younger Generations, No Concept of Pre-9/11 America

BLOG: From personal experience, I can say that only relatively recently have I begun to fully understand why topics like the Patriot Act and NSA surveillance are so controversial, even though I have known about them for quite some time. read more »

Community Forum Offers Important Opportunities to Reflect on Change in Post-9/11 America

GUEST BLOG: Memories of 9/11, like memories of where one was the day JFK was shot, are called "flashbulb" memories because they seem brighter. read more »

A Step Forward In the Fight Against Warrantless ICE Detainer Requests

BLOG: Today, we applaud the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office for their decisive action and for recognizing the critical importance of fostering trust between immigrant communities and local law enforcement. read more »

Baluarte: 3 questions for the ACLU

OP ED: David Baluarte, a clinical professor of law at Washington and Lee Law School, recently joined the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. The Roanoke Times had these questions for him. read more »

Liberty and Justice for All – The Civil Rights Case Against Immigration Detainers

(08/11/2014) Responding to a tip, the Allentown Pennsylvania Police Department raided a construction worksite and arrested Ernesto Garza, a construction worker. The tip alleged that Mr. Galarza and others used the worksite to sell drugs. Mr. Galarza was found innocent of these charges. Unfortunately, it’s not just our failed “War on Drugs” that harmed Mr. Galarza, his arrest also brought him face to face with our broken immigration enforcement system. read more »

ICE Asks Sheriffs to Ignore Due Process – The Answer Should be No

(07/17/2014) The Obama administration has deported two million people since taking office. Whether that strikes you as good news or bad news, the fact is that everyone in America has a right under the Constitution to due process of law. read more »

It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act . . . and Discrimination Persists

(07/02/2014) Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. The landmark legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the workplace and public accommodations (such as restaurants, hotels, and places for entertainment), ended unequal application of voter registration requirements, and prohibited segregation in public schools. read more »

Questions About In-State Tuition for DACA Students in Virginia? Join our #LibertyChatVA

(05/06/2014) Last week, Attorney General Mark Herring announced that students who qualify for deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and meet other criteria generally applicable to all students can qualify for in-state tuition rates at Virginia’s public colleges and universities. read more »

The Washington Post Supports Bringing Tuition Equity to Virginia!

(02/05/2014) We have long argued tuition equity would bring economic benefits to the Commonwealth and yesterday the Washington Post agreed. read more »

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