The ACLU of Arizona’s Racial Justice Program aims to preserve and extend the constitutional rights of people of color. Despite enormous progress, the promise of fair and equal treatment for people of color remains elusive. The ACLU is committed to combating racism in all its forms. Through our advocacy, which includes litigation, community organizing and training, legislative initiatives, and public education, we strive to educate and empower the public.
July 31, 2012- The plaintiffs rested today in the class action lawsuit, Melendres v. Arpaio, brought on behalf of Latino residents who have suffered racial profiling during traffic stops authorized by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
July 17, 2012- A coalition of civil rights organizations today asked a federal district court to block implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070, Arizona’s racial profiling law, until the court has had time to consider additional legal claims that the law is unconstitutional.
May 10, 2012- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today it would proceed with legal action against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
  Unidad móvil en defensa de los derechos llega a Arizona en gira nacional en contra de la discriminación “Estamos Unidos” Aviso de Prensa/PRESS ADVISORY April 23, 2012 
April 25, 2012- Attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project who attended this morning’s arguments at the Supreme Court stressed the need to stop SB 1070-type laws because they encourage racial profiling, harm public safety and lead to civil rights abuses.
La Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles (ACLU) de Arizona está organizando un foro público acerca de la SB 1070 para miembros de la comunidad que hayan sido afectados, el cual tendrá lugar el martes 24 de abril a las 6:00 p.m. El foro será parte de una campaña nacional de alcance comunitario para recolectar y compartir relatos de personas que han sido perjudicadas por leyes discriminatorias como la SB 1070, la cual toma como objetivo a los inmigrantes y alienta el perfil racial.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona is organizing a town hall meeting for impacted community members on SB 1070 at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24.
April 6, 2012- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector-General (OIG) today released two reports regarding the Secure Communities federal immigration enforcement program.
      Hombres detenidos 100 yardas de la redada de un sitio de trabajo PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA19 de agosto de 2009 CONTACTOS:Maria Archuleta, ACLU nacional, (212) 519-7808 o 549-2666; media@aclu.orgAlessandra Soler Meetze, ACLU de Arizona, (602) 650-1854 ext. 106 o (602) 301-3705 (celular)
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