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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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27 03, 2017

Day 67: Read one immigrant’s experience living in rural Tennessee

2017-03-28T12:34:32+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read "Twenty years and counting in Tennessee," about one immigrant's experience living in rural Tennessee "People anywhere are usually better individually than collectively [and] when you meet people half-way, [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

21 03, 2017

Day 61: Make the dream of college a reality for Tennessee high school graduates

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make the dream of college a reality for Tennessee high school graduates For thousands of TN students, the dream of going to college and choosing a career isn't accessible [...]

18 03, 2017

Day 58: Tell Trump that it’s his job to stand up to hate

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Trump that it’s his job to stand up to hate Trump has said the hundreds of recent hate acts targeting Black people, immigrants, Muslims, and Jewish people, are [...]

17 03, 2017

Day 56: Take the Norooz Challenge, the first ACLU #LiveTogether challenge

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Take the Norooz Challenge, the first ACLU #LiveTogether challenge As ACLU fights the Muslim ban in court and in our communities, we extend this Happy Norooz message to Iranian-Americans [...]

15 03, 2017

Day 54: Join the Resistance March and Rally in Nashville

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Join the Resistance March and Rally in Nashville President Trump is coming to Nashville tomorrow and Senators Corker and Alexander will be in attendance. Join ACLU-TN this Wednesday, March [...]

14 03, 2017

Make the Dream of College a Reality for Tennessee High School Graduates

2017-03-20T15:49:25+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Take Action|

For thousands of students in Tennessee who work hard and graduate from high school, the dream of going to college and choosing a career isn’t accessible or realistic. Why not? [...]

13 03, 2017

Day 52: Don’t force local cops to be immigration agents

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Don't force local cops to be immigration agents This week Tennessee legislators will consider a sweeping and extreme anti-immigrant bill that would force local law enforcement agencies to comply [...]

13 03, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on State’s Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN joined a lawsuit challenging Memphis' creation of a list of people who require a police escort while visiting City Hall, contending that it violates the First Amendment and a 1978 ACLU-TN consent decree prohibiting the Memphis government from monitoring constitutionally-protected political activities.