Providence v. Barr - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Providence v. Barr (2019)

Category: Active Case    Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Immigration    Police Practices    

About this Case:
This is a “friend of the court” brief, filed by the ACLU, in support of a legal challenge brought by the cities of Providence and Central Falls to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) policy conditioning the receipt of federal law enforcement funds on municipal collaboration with immigration officials.

Current Status:
First Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the DOJ requirements in March 2020.

Cody Wofsy, Nicholas Trott Long

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  • Mar 24, 2020 - Appeals Court Bars Feds from Requiring Cities to Collaborate with ICE
  • Nov 14, 2019 - ACLU Files Brief Challenging Federal Immigration Mandates on Receipt of Law Enforcement Funds