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Video Captures Unlawful Immigration Raid and Arrest, ACLU Takes Legal Action

LOS ANGELES — Today, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin took legal action against the federal government, after security video footage captured immigration agents conducting a raid and warrantless arrests at a South L.A. car repair shop.

December 14, 2017

ACLU Demands Naturalization Hearing for Deported Veteran Hector Barajas

SAN DIEGO — The ACLU and law firm of Latham & Watkins today petitioned the federal court to conduct a long-overdue naturalization hearing for deported U.S. Army veteran Hector Barajas, who received an honorable discharge after serving nearly six years in the military.

December 12, 2017

Colin Kaepernick Receives ACLU award

Colin Kaepernick, the pro football player who took a stand by taking a knee, was honored at the ACLU of Southern California's annual Bill of Rights awards event in Beverly Hills on Sunday evening.

December 3, 2017

U.S. Citizen Unlawfully Detained by Immigration Agents Wins Settlement

Sergio Carrillo, a citizen since 1994, was detained three days.
LOS ANGELES — The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the law firm of Perkins Coie have reached a settlement on behalf of Sergio Carrillo who was arrested by immigration agents and detained for three days though he had

November 29, 2017

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