Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The ACLU believes that all immigration reform must create a welcoming roadmap to citizenship for aspiring Americans living in and contributing to the United States. Fundamental fairness as guaranteed by the Constitution requires that these individuals be brought within the legal embrace of U.S. citizenship. The United States must protect the rights of workers vulnerable to abuse, including temporary workers (or guest workers) and unauthorized workers; end state and local intrusions into immigration policy and enforcement; and ban racial profiling at all levels of government.”

ACLU, “Road to Citizenship,” aclu.org (accessed May 18, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The ACLU engages primarily in legislative lobbying while the ACLU Foundation carries out most of the litigation and communication efforts.”

ACLU website (accessed Nov. 7, 2006)

Mission:

“The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees:

  • Your First Amendment rights-freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press, and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state.
  • Your right to equal protection under the law – equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin.
  • Your right to due process – fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
  • Your right to privacy – freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.”

ACLU website (accessed Nov. 7, 2006)

Other:
The American Civil Liberties Union is composed of two separate corporate entitites: the ACLU Foundation and the ACLU.
Quoted in:
  1. Should E-Verify Be Mandatory for All Employers?