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TODAY: Lt. Gov. @DanPatrick echoed far-right extremist talking points in calling the increase in migrants at the border an “invasion.” Under federal law, migrants have a legal right to seek asylum and Texas has no legal authority to set or enforce federal immigration law.
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Gaining the public’s trust in artificial intelligence will take more than just setting technical standards. It will require that institutions using this technology first prove they are worthy of our trust. aclu.org/news/national-secur…
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Today's announcement confirms what the family members of those shockingly and tragically killed in Kabul were saying from the outset: The United States wrongly killed their loved ones. This strike should be an inflection point and wake-up call at long last.
Breaking News: The Pentagon acknowledged that a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan on Aug. 29 was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, a military official said. nyti.ms/3lxhZ0B
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In this strike, we see the echoes of so many other civilian lives lost and gravely harmed. The US record on lethal strikes is generally a refusal to acknowledge families' devastating losses and no amends whatsoever, even when evidence of wrongdoing is staring us in the face.
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If President Biden truly means to center human rights, he needs to end the lethal force-first approach of the last 20 years, and also end this country's program of lethal strikes even outside recognized battlefields.
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You’ve got your rights in the palm of your hands. This Constitution Day, get a hold of our Constitution stress ball as a reminder at aclu.org/stressball
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As of June 30, 2021, you no longer need to show medical documentation to establish or update the gender designation on your US passport, which will now include an X designation. The State Department will share information about the process by early 2022. aclu.org/know-your-rights/lg…
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These new restrictions are an improvement over existing policies. But these restrictions alone don’t address the excessive power and resources that lead to unnecessary police contact, especially in Black and Brown communities. axios.com/doj-policy-chokeho…
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Censoring books is antithetical to our First Amendment rights. And when those books are exclusively by or about people of color, no one's fooled. All young people deserve the right to read and learn in schools, free from censorship or discrimination.
An all-white school board in York, Pennsylvania has banned a list of books and resources, including a children’s book about Rosa Parks. All of the banned materials are by or about people of color, which the school board president called “a coincidence.” cnn.com/2021/09/15/us/book-b…
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We will continue to fight anti-trans legislation — next week in the Texas legislature’s special session and every other week.
Class is in session. 🤠🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 We created this toolkit in partnership with @TransTexas, @EqualityTexas, and @LambdaLegal to inform #LGBTQIA+ students and advocates of their constitutional rights. No school or lawmaker can take those away. #FreeToBeMe txtranskids.org/toolkit
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BREAKING: A federal court just ordered the Biden administration to stop expelling immigrant families under Title 42. The policy, initiated under Trump, unlawfully strips people of the right to seek asylum by expelling them without a hearing under the guise of public health.
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Mohamedou Ould Slahi was tortured and detained without charge or trial at the Guantanamo Bay prison for almost fourteen years before being released in 2016. The Mauritanian, the Golden Globe award-winning film, tells his story.
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It's long past time to close Guantanamo and end indefinite military detention. Add your name to our petition now. action.aclu.org/petition/end…
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As millions of children head back to school, some states have banned mask mandates on school grounds. We’re suing in South Carolina and Iowa on behalf of groups of parents of children with disabilities. We discuss what’s at stake on At Liberty. aclu.org/podcast/school-mask…
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Breaking: In full page ad in Washington Post today, @ColorOfChange & @ACLU call on @POTUS to protect thousands of people from being forced to prison. Unless Pres Biden uses his clemency powers to fullest, thousands of people transferred home during COVID could end up in prison
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Our government needs to make good on its promises. ✅ close Guantánamo ✅ reckon with its use of torture ✅ end unlawful lethal strikes Here’s how to make those goals a reality. justsecurity.org/78154/how-t…
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