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ICE Arrested Her Husband During His Immigration Interview

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An Immigrant Student Detained By the Trump Adminstration With No Way Out 

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The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for trapping immigrant children in prolonged detention. The lead plaintiff in the class action is a now 17-year-old boy, LVM, who was taken from his home on Long Island in July 2017 as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on purported MS-13 gang members. Learn more about this case. 

 

What if New York City Swarmed Schools with Guidance Counselors?

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In New York City public schools, more than 100,000 young people are subjected to TSA-style metal detector screening every day of their high school careers. Several thousand more are subject to “random” and “unannounced” screening, which is unpredictable and chaotic by design. Although the City has refused to disclose which schools and students are subject to these screenings, research by the NYCLU indicates that at least 90 percent of those students most affected are Black or Latinx. Learn more about this issue. 

 

 

A Seat at the Table for East Ramapo's Black & Latino Voters

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The New York Civil Liberties Union and Latham & Watkins LLP filed a lawsuit challenging the at-large method of electing members of the East Ramapo Central School District Board of Education. The at-large system unlawfully denies black and Latino citizens in the district an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice. Under this system, board members are elected by all the voters of the school district rather than voters from individual geographic areas. This allows the majority community – which is white, lives close together, and tends to vote as a political bloc favoring private school education – to control eight of the board’s nine seats. Communities of color, who tend to vote as a bloc for candidates favoring investment in public schools, have not seen their candidates of choice win a contested seat since 2007. Learn more about this issue. 
 
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