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Immigration reform proposal is a good start

Posted by Carol Rose, On Liberty January 28, 2013 03:16 PM

ACLU of Massachusetts Staff Counsel Laura Rótolo contributed the following:

The initial Congressional plan to reform our broken immigration system is a good start, but can be improved to ensure we don't lose fundamental rights along the way. The plan includes some positive provisions, such as a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living in the shadows. It also includes proposals that can affect civil liberties and add to the runaway spending on border security.

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Why did the Massachusetts US Attorney's office persecute Aaron Swartz?

Posted by Carol Rose, On Liberty January 14, 2013 04:22 PM

Kade Crockford, director of the ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty project, co-wrote this blog.

Losing Internet and social justice activist Aaron Swartz feels like a punch to the solar plexus for those of us who care about freedom. The world has lost a young man of rare genius, compassion, courage and an unwavering commitment to social justice.

His death by suicide last week was "the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach," said a statement released by his family.

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Carol Rose is executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. A lawyer and journalist, Carol has spent her career working for and writing about human rights and civil liberties, both in the United States and abroad. More »

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