The ACLU-MN issued the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement: We applaud President Obama’s extension of relief to millions of immigrants and their families, but millions more remain excluded. We will continue to fight for those immigrants left unprotected, as well as the residents of our communities, who continue to face life living in the shadows of our society. Read More.
The American Civil Liberties Union has released data that shows dramatic racial disparities in the Minneapolis Police Department’s arrest rates for a number of low-level non-violent offenses from 2004 – 2012. The data released covers white and African American arrest rates for four low-level non-violent offenses: marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, and juvenile curfew violations/loitering. Read more.