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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Retaliation against Immigrant Rights Activists

October 25, 2018 (1 min read)

NIPNLG, Oct. 24, 2018 - "NWDC Resistance, Detention Watch Network, and the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, October 23rd asking the federal court in the Western District of Washington to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) unconstitutional policy of retaliating against organizations engaged in First Amendment-protected advocacy in support of immigrants’ rights.

ICE, and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, has emerged as one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States. Its targeting of activists is anti-democratic and it threatens the free speech rights of anyone engaged in protest of ICE, an agency that sits at the forefront of the President’s anti-immigrant agenda."