The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every person, regardless of immigration status. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (ACLU-NH) works with over a dozen organizations using targeted impact litigation, advocacy, and public outreach to protect the rights and liberties of immigrant and refugee Granite Staters.
When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, everyone’s rights are at risk. ACLU-NH is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against them here in the Granite State.
ACLU-NH believes that all immigration reform must create a welcoming roadmap to citizenship for aspiring Americans living in and contributing to the Granite State and the United States. Fundamental fairness as guaranteed by the Constitution requires that individuals be brought within the legal embrace of U.S. citizenship.
Most recently, ACLU-NH launched the New Hampshire Immigrants' Rights Project (NHIRP) to provide select immigration legal services and to promote the rights of detained immigrants in New Hampshire.