Immigrant Rights

Why Immigrant Families and Children in Flint Water Crisis Deserve Help, Not Deportation

Why Immigrant Families and Children in Flint Water Crisis Deserve Help, Not Deportation

2016-03-01 00:00:00

Parenting, as any mother or father will readily admit, is a tough job. In Flint, Mich., however, that job has become a whole lot tougher since the city’s water supply was poisoned.

If I lived in Flint, I’d have to cook with bottled water, bathe my two daughters in bottled water, and scramble to get them to countless lead-testing and medical appointments. Even worse, I’d be worried sick about whether my girls will suffer permanent developmental delays from drinking the toxic water. 

Victory! The University of Michigan Grants In-State Tuition to DREAMers

Victory! The University of Michigan Grants In-State Tuition to DREAMers

2013-07-19 00:00:00

Yesterday, we Dreamers won a huge victory for equality in Michigan.

The Regents of the University of Michigan voted to grant in-state tuition to all Michigan students who meet certain basic educational requirements, regardless of their immigration status.

ACLU Lauds U of M’s Decision to Apply In-State Tuition Rates to Local Students Regardless of Immigration Status

ACLU Lauds U of M’s Decision to Apply In-State Tuition Rates to Local Students Regardless of Immigration Status

2013-07-18 00:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan applauded the University of Michigan Board Of Regents today for extending in-state tuition rates to all students who attended high school and middle school in Michigan, regardless of their immigration status.

Michigan Reverses Policy, Issues Driver's Licenses to DREAMers

Michigan Reverses Policy, Issues Driver's Licenses to DREAMers

2013-02-01 00:00:00

DETROIT – A coalition of civil rights organizations welcomed the Michigan Secretary of State’s decision today to drop an unlawful policy that prevented young immigrants brought to the country as children – commonly known as DREAMers – from receiving driver’s licenses and identification cards in the state.

DREAMers Challenge Michigan's Policy Denying Driver's Licenses

DREAMers Challenge Michigan's Policy Denying Driver's Licenses

2012-12-19 00:00:00

DETROIT – Three young immigrants and One Michigan, a youth-led organization that advocates on behalf of immigrants, filed a lawsuit today challenging the state’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to immigrant youth whom the federal government has allowed to stay and work in the country.

Plaintiff Leen Nour El-Zayat, a third-year pre-medical student at Wayne State University, said she worries about continuing her studies and accepting a job if she cannot drive to school or work.

Citizenship Checkbox Ordered off the November Ballot Application

Citizenship Checkbox Ordered off the November Ballot Application

2012-10-05 00:00:00

DETROIT – In a ruling from the bench, a federal judge issued an injunction today against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s controversial “citizenship checkbox.” The ruling comes after a day of testimony and arguments and will be followed by a written decision on Tuesday. A voting rights coalition brought the lawsuit requesting Judge Paul D. Borman strike down the checkbox as unconstitutional and a violation of federal and state law.

In his ruling from the bench, Judge Borman stated that the checkbox “will create chaos” and cause “irreparable injury to the voting process.”

Citizenship Checkbox Unlawful, Voting Rights Coalition Argues In Lawsuit

Citizenship Checkbox Unlawful, Voting Rights Coalition Argues In Lawsuit

2012-09-17 00:00:00

DETROIT – In a lawsuit filed today in federal court, a voting rights coalition is challenging Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s controversial “citizenship checkbox” as unconstitutional and a violation of federal and state law.

Election Coalition Urges Secretary of State to Ban the Citizenship Checkbox

Election Coalition Urges Secretary of State to Ban the Citizenship Checkbox

2012-09-04 00:00:00

DETROIT – In a letter today, the non-partisan Michigan Election Coalition urged the Secretary of State to immediately halt the use of the “citizenship checkbox” on voter applications, arguing that the box has no basis in law, was implemented unilaterally and may be used to harass or intimidate voters.

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The ACLU and immigrant-rights activists filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the agency’s failure...
July 18, 2013 Immigrant Rights
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan applauded the University of Michigan Board Of Regents today for extending in-state tuition...
DETROIT – A coalition of civil rights organizations welcomed the Michigan Secretary of State’s decision today to drop an unlawful policy that prevented young...
DETROIT – Three young immigrants and One Michigan, a youth-led organization that advocates on behalf of immigrants, filed a lawsuit today challenging the state...
In a case that could open the doors to legal proceedings of detainees around the nation, the American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit on behalf of...
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DETROIT – The Arab-American Civil Rights League and the ACLU of Michigan have announced that they will continue their lawsuit challenging the Muslim ban after...
Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan, has issued a statement urging Gov. Rick Snyder to reconsider his recent decision to back away from a...
July 19, 2013 Immigrant Rights
Yesterday, we Dreamers won a huge victory for equality in Michigan. The Regents of the University of Michigan voted to grant in-state tuition to all Michigan...
July 18, 2013 Immigrant Rights
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan applauded the University of Michigan Board Of Regents today for extending in-state tuition...
DETROIT – A coalition of civil rights organizations welcomed the Michigan Secretary of State’s decision today to drop an unlawful policy that prevented young...
October 05, 2012 Immigrant Rights
DETROIT – In a ruling from the bench, a federal judge issued an injunction today against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s controversial “citizenship checkbox...
September 17, 2012 Immigrant Rights
DETROIT – In a lawsuit filed today in federal court, a voting rights coalition is challenging Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s controversial “citizenship...
September 04, 2012 Immigrant Rights
DETROIT – In a letter today, the non-partisan Michigan Election Coalition urged the Secretary of State to immediately halt the use of the “citizenship checkbox...
March 21, 2012 Immigrant Rights
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In a letter today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan urged the Michigan State Police (MSP) to investigate a racial...
February 03, 2009 Immigrant Rights
Tonight Governor Jennifer Granholm will deliver the State of the State address, outlining her agenda and priorities for 2009. You don’t have to be a Rhodes...
In a case that could open the doors to legal proceedings of detainees around the nation, the American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit on behalf of...
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