Since its inception the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has taken part in some of the most contentious legal battles in American history. The ACLU has once again become a central figure in a contentious legal battle following their objections to the recent Executive Order restricting immigration from 7 countries. The ACLU has a long history of fighting restrictions on immigration they deem in violation of civil liberties. The documents below found in the American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 are several examples of the ACLU’s past involvement in issues surrounding immigration.
| By Tara Atterberry | The first national recognition of Americans of Asian and Pacific Island heritage was instituted by U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Carter established the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. This resolution was intended to celebrate two milestones in Asian American and Pacific Islander history: the … Read more