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Statement Regarding the Detention of Immigrants at Hudson County Correctional Facility

October 11, 2018

"The status quo is unacceptable and requires meaningful change," advocates said.

AG Guidance Advises Weighing Impact of a Marijuana Prosecution

August 28, 2018

New guidance urges municipal prosecutors to weigh whether a marijuana charge is worth consequences on an individual.

Category: Criminal Justice

Religious Leaders Sue to Void Hudson County’s Non-Transparent ICE Vote

August 27, 2018

Freeholders deceived public, saying ICE contract vote was postponed, then voted anyway. So we sued under NJ Sunshine Law.

ACLU-NJ Sues 12 School Districts That Unconstitutionally Discriminate Against Immigrants

July 26, 2018

ID requirement in districts across 10 counties is especially disturbing right now.

AG Letter a Step Toward Reform of Unjust Marijuana Prosecutions

July 24, 2018

We must pump the brakes on marijuana arrests and prosecutions statewide.

Category: Criminal Justice

Federal Court Victory: Limits on Cash Bail Are Constitutional

July 9, 2018

Right to bail doesn’t mean cash bail has to be an option

Muslim Ban Decision Marks a Dark Moment in Our History

June 26, 2018

It's a grim moment. But we, the people – not courts – have the final say.

Category: Uncategorized

Court Stays Deportation of Father Arrested at Immigration Interview

June 22, 2018

The ACLU of New Jersey and the New York Civil Liberties Union obtained an emergency stay of deportation for a father of two who was unconstitutionally taken into federal custody by immigration enforcement agents when he and his wife, a U.S. citizen, attended an interview at a federal immigration office in Manhattan as part of their application for him to obtain residency status.

Category: Immigrant Rights

Marijuana Legalization Bill Needs More Work to Advance Racial Justice

June 8, 2018

It's a step in the right direction, but not yet the bill New Jerseyans deserve.

Category: Uncategorized

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