NEW ORLEANS – The ACLU of Louisiana announced today that Manuel Amaya Portillo, an asylum-seeker with severe disabilities currently detained at LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, Louisiana, has been granted humanitarian parole.
Manuel Amaya Portillo is being denied accommodations and sufficient medical treatment at private detention center in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – Calling the practice inexcusable and inhumane, the ACLU of Louisiana condemned the reported use of pepper spray against immigrants and asylum-seekers who were protesting their prolonged detention at the Winn Correctional Center.
In Win for Civil Rights Groups and Public Defenders, Appeals Court Orders New Orleans to Turn Over Surveillance Camera Locations
NEW ORLEANS – In a win for the city’s public defenders and civil rights groups representing them, a state appeals court has ordered the City of New Orleans to comply with a public records request for the locations of the city’s crime cameras.
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that, if left standing, would dismantle civil rights era Supreme Court precedent safeguarding the First Amendment right to protest.
NEW ORLEANS – The ACLU of Louisiana today condemned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the death of Roylan Hernández Díaz, an asylum-seeker who committed suicide while being held in solitary confinement at the Richmond Correctional Center in Louisiana.
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