Immigrants' Rights

When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, everyone's rights are at risk. The ACLU of Maryland is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against these groups.


Learn more about ACLU advocacy on immigration detainers.

Recent Activity - Legal cases

Muslim ban challenge

Legal case, February 23, 2017

Federal lawsuit challenging President Trump's Muslim ban executive order


ARCHIVE: Hassan Sader vs. American Airlines

Legal case, November 18, 2015

in 2002, the ACLU of Maryland represented a U.S. citizen of Moroccan descent who was removed from an American Airlines flight because a passenger was not comfortable sitting next to him and because his name was Hassan.


Ending the federal 287(g) program in MD

Legal case, November 28, 2012

ACLU calls on congressional leaders to ask DHS to end 287(g) program in Frederick County