People fleeing persecution and violence have the legal and human right to seek asylum in the United States. Our nation is made stronger when we welcome people with compassion and dignity. Together, we can end the horrors of immigration detention and rebuild a better asylum system.
The American Civil Liberties Union has joined with the ACLU of Arizona, the ACLU of New Mexico, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the ACLU of Texas to advocate for rebuilding asylum and demanding an end to indiscriminate immigration detention and abuses at the border. Our team consists of advocates, litigators, community leaders, and experts who are deeply engaged in working towards humane reforms along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.
We can take action to welcome people seeking asylum with dignity and respect and stop the horrors of abuse in immigration detention. We can fight for transparency, accountability, and humane treatment of people.