immigrants' rights

Federal appeals court limits "mandatory" immigration detention

ACLU class action lawsuit argued federal government wrongly incarcerated more than 100 people a year in Massachusetts jails under "mandatory detention" provision.

ACLU backs children refugees at the Stand Up for All Kids rally

ACLU rallies to show support for immigrant children

On August 7, 2014, the ACLU of Massachusetts rallied at the State House to express support for the unaccompanied immigrant children who have fled violence in Central America.

Attorney Nashwa Gewaily, a legal fellow at the organization, addressed the crowd of hundreds, telling them that "In the battle for basic justice and moral decency we will win." Watch the video of her speech, read the transcript and see more photos below.

Boston City Council to consider "Trust Act"

Communities call for end to unconstitutional and harmful "ICE holds."

Gordon v. Johnson bond hearings reunite immigrant families

After more than two years in ICE custody, class member Richard Thompson is among those released.