"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."

- James Madison, 4th President of the United States

When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, everyone’s rights are at risk.

For more than 25 years, the ACLU has been at the forefront of almost every major legal struggle on behalf of immigrants’ rights, focusing on challenging laws that deny immigrants access to the courts, impose indefinite and mandatory detention, and discriminate on the basis of nationality. In addition, we have challenged constitutional abuses that arise from immigration enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels, including anti-immigrant “show me your papers” laws at the state level and unconstitutional enforcement tactics by the federal government and local agencies.

Today, the ACLU works to make sure that all immigrants are treated in accord with the Constitution, and that their rights as a minority are not withheld. In the interest of advancing this cause, both the ACLU of Georgia and the national ACLU have Immigrants' Rights projects.




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