When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, everyone’s rights are at risk. That’s why the ACLU is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against them.
Using targeted impact litigation, advocacy, and public outreach, the ACLU protects the rights and liberties of immigrants.
For 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, and unconstitutional enforcement tactics by the federal government and local agencies.
The ACLU of Wyoming is dedicated to protecting all immigrants – citizens and non-citizens alike – from unlawful imprisonment, discrimination and law enforcement abuses, and ensuring that they are afforded their due process rights to a fair hearing and access to legal assistance in immigration proceedings. Combining our national expertise in immigration policy with boots-on-the-ground understanding of the unique Wyoming landscape, the ACLU fights discriminatory policies with public outreach, education and advocacy to ensure everyone is treated fairly and equitably.
Through the Immigrants’ Rights Project, the ACLU of Wyoming also assists individuals with immigration advice through consultations and representation, offers assistance to attorneys providing pro bono immigration services, and works to identify and combat systemic issues affecting the immigrant community at large.