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.
2018 marked ACLU-TN's fiftieth anniversary fighting for freedom and fairness in the state of Tennessee. Learn what we've achieved in the past half-century, what we accomplished this past year and what’s on the horizon with our annual report from the 2017-2018 fiscal year.