Treating unhoused people like criminals punishes are dehumanizes those who are already vulnerable and struggling, and fails to address the many causes of homelessness, like Portland’s affordable housing crisis and lack of accessible mental health services.
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Attacks on civil rights and civil liberties are coming fast and strong, but because of support from passionate and generous Oregonians, the ACLU of Oregon is continuing to add aggressive advocates to our team to fight for the rights of everybody in the state.
SHERIDAN, Ore. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon and Innovation Law Lab said today that pro bono legal teams were again denied access to the federal prison in Sheridan where 121 asylum seekers are currently being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).