Aimee Stephens, a transgender woman at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, died on Tuesday.
Only 1.38 percent of all ICE detainees have been tested for coronavirus out of a total nationwide population of 30,307 detainees, according to information released Tuesday.
"Governors, sheriffs, prosecutors, and the president have the power, and responsibility, to save lives," said ACLU Deputy Political Director Udi Ofer.
The ACLU sued the D.C. Department of Corrections Monday for alleged "flagrant disregard of basic public health measures to limit the spread and severity of a COVID-19 outbreak inside the D.C. Jail."
Over-crowded and understaffed prison facilities offer a perfect environment for COVID-19 to spread quickly, with potentially devastating results.
"People who are at risk of illness or death from COVID-19 should be released," said ACLU senior staff attorney Eunice Cho.
"Records that have been created from, for example, the beginning of the Trump administration, are now perhaps in great danger of being destroyed," said ACLU Senior Staff Attorney Eunice Cho.
The Cobb County Adult Detention Center has disputed the accusations, saying that inmates in the impacted housing block were moved from the area shortly after reporting a "slight odor" coming from the water.
Immigration advocates have warned that the safe third country deals will endanger the lives of asylum seekers sent back to Central America.
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency is accused of detaining and interrogating travelers without valid justification.
Manuel Amaya Portillo, 23, was apprehended at the U.S. border after being carried across on someone else's back.
The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over a reported plan to make it easier for tax-funded adoption agencies to reject adoptive parents on faith-based grounds.
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into state law a bill that enables employers, co-workers and teachers to obtain gun violence restraining orders against owners of firearms that are a potential threat to them.
The American Civil Liberties Union has just succeeded in blocking an abortion ban in Georgia.
Two days before Evan Minton was scheduled to have a hysterectomy, Mercy San Juan Medical Center canceled the procedure, because it was "part of a course of treatment for gender dysphoria."
The findings were slammed by Amazon, with the technology giant accusing the ACLU of "knowingly misusing and misrepresenting" Rekognition to make headlines.
U.S. Southern Command has been testing as many as 25 balloons over the Midwest, which can float at 65,000 feet and capture video of whole cities.
There are several guides for those who may be the target of ICE raids on what to do and what your rights are if agents show up at the door.
Alabama mayor Mark Chambers responded to a Facebook post about homosexuals, transvestites and socialists that he wanted to "kill the problem out."
"Just like you have a right to remain silent when you're arrested, you have a right to remain silent when the census comes," Andrew Napolitano explained.
The Alabama law, which will take effect in November unless blocked by a judge, would make it a felony for anyone to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy unless the women's life is in danger or the fetus has a lethal anomaly. It makes no exceptions for rape and incest.
"Trump's true motives are clear—to deter asylum seekers and punish people who apply for protection under our laws," said ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project senior staff attorney Michael Tan.
"This is the Trump administration's latest assault on people fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in the United States," ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project Director Omar Jadwat said.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights organizations issued a travel advisory for Florida on Monday, warning that immigrants could have their constitutional rights violated by legislation the state is considering.
"We're going to court to ensure that President Trump's desperate bid to fund his border wall with a bogus national emergency and taxpayer money fails," an ACLU staff attorney said.
Detainees were forced to sleep on the dirt outside in 37-degree temperatures with only thin sheets, the ACLU said in a complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security.
"The current situation is not only illegal but it is untenable for Ms. Zayre-Brown."
"A transparent and independent investigation into the conditions at CBP detention facilities and its medical care practices is needed immediately," the ACLU Border Rights Center's director said.
Immigrants with criminal records can be detained by ICE years, or even decades, after being released from prison.