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.
Immigration and Migration: In Context, 1st Edition helps readers apply critical thinking to immigration and migration-related topics to fairly assess the issues impacting the world. Topics covered from a global perspective include acculturation, asylum seekers, DACA and DAPA, deportation, hate speech, historical migration patterns, unauthorized immigrants, xenophobia, and more. Take Angel Island, for example. Did … Read more