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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

Advocates Call for Automatic Marijuana Expungement in NJ

June 4, 2018

For racial & social justice, expungement has to be part of legalization.

Solitary Survivors & Former UN Official to Share Stories at Event

May 30, 2018

On June 3, join solitary survivors & anti-torture advocates to end solitary.

Categories: Prisons, Criminal Justice

Afghan Refugee is Freed After Unjust Yearlong Detention

May 9, 2018

Abdul got asylum & walked out of detention a free man.

Financial Aid Law Makes College Possible for More NJ Immigrant Students

May 8, 2018

New law sends message: all NJ students should have access to financial aid

Yeshiva & Seminary Ruling Means Advocates Can Show How Taxpayer $ Goes To Religious Training

May 2, 2018

Remand means ACLU-NJ can demonstrate why yeshiva & seminary grants are unconstitutional.

Category: Religious Freedom

New Law Ensures NJ Workers Will Get Paid Sick Leave

May 2, 2018

New law to give nearly all NJ workers paid sick days advances justice and benefits everyone.

Category: Economic Justice

Newark Needs to End Its Livestreaming Mass Surveillance Program

April 26, 2018

Newark is posting mass real-time camera feeds so online observers can patrol city streets. It needs to end now.

Categories: Privacy, Police Practices

Man jailed for inability to pay $239 littering ticket on the spot is vindicated by court

April 17, 2018

Jailing someone who can’t pay “effectively extorts payment” from indigent defendants’ loved ones, federal judge ruled.

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