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Deported Marine Corps. Vet Marco Chavez Returns to U.S. Thursday

SAN DIEGO — Marco Chavez, who was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. was deported to Mexico because of a criminal record. But Gov. Jerry Brown, recognizing his military service, granted him a full pardon, enabling community organizations to work toward his re-entry to the U.S. After 15

December 20, 2017

ACLU SoCal Statement on Violent Arrest by Pasadena Police

"The violent beating of Christopher Ballew by Pasadena police officers is yet another example of how law enforcement in precincts across the country over-aggressively police youth of color. The officers' actions here — including grabbing Ballew by the arm, forcing him against his car, punching him

December 20, 2017

U.S. Citizen Unlawfully Arrested, Handcuffed and Jailed by ICE Sues Government

SAN BERNARDINO — The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the law firm Sidley Austin LLP today filed a lawsuit on behalf of Guadalupe Plascencia, 60, a U.S. citizen unlawfully detained by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (SBSD) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

December 19, 2017

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