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ACLU Sends Model Ordinance to All Rhode Island Municipalities; Urges Leaving Immigration to Feds

Posted: Mar 24, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Due Process Immigration

The ACLU of Rhode Island today urged officials in all 39 of the state's municipalities to adopt a comprehensive ordinance to protect their immigrant communities from constitutionally dubious federal immigration requests.

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15 Organizations Call on R.I. School Districts to Reaffirm Rights of Transgender Students

Posted: Feb 27, 2017 |Category: Discrimination LGBT Rights Students' Rights

The groups call on superintendents to "urgently counter" the "troubling message" the Trump Administration's repeal of federal guidance on the subject has sent.

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Lawsuit Settled Over Food Stamp Benefit Delays Caused by UHIP

Posted: Feb 24, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Rights of the Poor Due Process

The settlement is just a first step in addressing problems that the UHIP computer system has caused for applicants to a variety of state benefit programs.

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ACLU Seeks Dismissal of Charges Under New Narragansett Student Housing Ordinance

Posted: Feb 21, 2017 |Category: Due Process Students' Rights Voting Rights

The ACLU of RI is challenging -- once again -- the legality of a Narragansett ordinance targeting URI students from living together.

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ACLU of Rhode Island Files Demand for Documents on Implementation of Trump’s Immigration Ban

Posted: Feb 02, 2017 |Category: Immigration

Joining with ACLU affiliates around the country, the ACLU of RI has filed a Freedom of Information request to learn how Customs and Border officials may be violating court orders that have temporarily halted President Trump's immigration ban.

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ACLU Report Examines Voting Problems in November Election

Posted: Jan 27, 2017 |Category: Open Government Voting Rights

While the President falsely touts widespread voter fraud, an ACLU of RI report argues that the state's voter ID law disenfranchised some lawful voters.

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ACLU of RI Responds to Presidential Executive Orders on Immigration

Posted: Jan 26, 2017 |Category: Immigration

The ACLU is prepared to assist municipalities that want to fight back over the President's attempts to uproot immigrant communities.

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