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Regardless of one’s views on U.S. immigration policy, the fundamental civil liberties protections of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution protect every person in this country—citizens and non-citizens alike. While the government can legitimately control its borders, the power to exclude and deport people must be exercised fairly and humanely, subject to our constitutional norms and consistent with U.S. obligations under international law.  ACLU-TN works to protect and promote the fair treatment of immigrants in our laws and institutions, and to combat discrimination against them.

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31 10, 2017

ACLU-TN to Honor Journalist Dwight Lewis with Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-11-02T13:29:57+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will honor Dwight Lewis with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s fundraiser, The Constitution Uncorked. ACLU-TN will also present the Benjamin S. Pressnell Bill of Rights Award to Cesar Bautista, Jazmin Ramirez and Zacnité Vargas, who have dedicated themselves to fighting for the rights of DACA recipients in Tennessee.

26 10, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on White Supremacist Rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro

2017-10-27T16:25:52+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

The ACLU of Tennessee forcefully condemns racism, bigotry and hate in all forms, especially the ideology of white supremacists that continues to plague our nation, reflecting our country’s history of slavery and racial violence.

20 10, 2017

Free Know Your Rights and Legal Resource Training for Faith Leaders

2017-10-20T12:02:44+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission presents Free Know Your Rights and Legal Resource Training for Faith Leaders Friday, October 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Islamic Center [...]

18 10, 2017

We All Belong Statewide Vigil: Chattanooga, Knoxville & Nashville

2017-10-20T12:19:42+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Events|

On October 18th, the day Muslim Ban 3.0 was set to go into effect before a federal judge halted it, join the ACLU of TN, AMAC-TN and TIRRC for a series of statewide vigils to say #NoMuslimBanEver and #RefugeesWelcome.

5 09, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Statement on Termination of DACA

2017-09-05T12:10:35+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN, affiliates in nine other states, and the national ACLU filed open records requests today demanding copies of any communications between state and federal officials, including the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General, regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

7 08, 2017

ACLU-TN Demands Communications Between Tennessee AG and Trump Administration on DACA

2017-08-07T11:57:30+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN, affiliates in nine other states, and the national ACLU filed open records requests today demanding copies of any communications between state and federal officials, including the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General, regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

29 06, 2017

OFFICIAL CHIRLA Know Your Rights! Video

2017-06-29T16:43:04+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Know Your Rights!, produced by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A., shows you your rights in case of a raid by immigration authorities or a police intervention. To [...]