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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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29 04, 2020

Tennessee Court to Hear Argument in Lawsuits Challenging Voucher Program

2020-04-29T09:29:07-05:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Shelby and Davidson county parents and community members argue in court to stop Tennessee's unconstitutional voucher program.

6 04, 2020

Plaintiffs Ask Tennessee Court to Halt Unconstitutional Voucher Program

2020-04-06T18:28:26-05:00 April 6th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Shelby and Davidson county parents and community members have filed a preliminary injunction to stop Tennessee's unconstitutional voucher program.

2 03, 2020

Parents Sue Tennessee To Block Unconstitutional Voucher Law

2020-04-06T18:35:19-05:00 March 2nd, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners filed a lawsuit challenging the Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) voucher law as an unconstitutional diversion of public education funding to private schools.

29 08, 2019

ACLU-TN Urges Metro Probation Department to Stop Assisting ICE

2019-08-29T15:55:42-05:00 August 29th, 2019|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN sent a letter today to the Metro Nashville Probation Department, urging them to adopt policies that limit voluntary entanglement with federal immigration enforcement beyond that mandated by state and federal law.

24 07, 2019

ACLU-TN and TIRRC Statements on Sixth Circuit’s Dismissal of Tennessee’s Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

2019-07-24T15:36:30-05:00 July 24th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

The Sixth Circuit Court has dismissed Tennessee’s lawsuit intended to block refugee resettlement in the state.