The U.S. Constitution guarantees basic rights and freedoms to all people in the United States and not just U.S. citizens. Advocating fair treatment for non-citizens has been an important part of the national ACLU's work since its founding in 1920, when it opposed the summary arrest and deportation of Eastern European immigrants during the Palmer Raids. Since then, the ACLU and its affiliates have been some of the nation's leading advocates for the rights of immigrants, refugees, and non-citizens. The ACLU of Minnesota continues to challenge unconstitutional laws and practices and works every day to counter the myths upon which many of these laws are based. The Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project in Mankato focuses largely on the legal rights of immigrants. Learn more about our office in Mankato here.
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