ACLU on Resisting Trump’s Unlawful, Discriminatory Policies

James Lyall, Executive Director of the ACLU of Vermont, explains that, "the ACLU stands ready to turn back any efforts by the Trump administration to bypass the constitution or violate civil rights. We also stand in solidarity with local communities rallying in support of refugees and in defense of our best traditions as a nation of immigrants.” Religious discrimination is wrong and unlawful but discrimination by the Customs and Border Patrol at the Vermont-Quebec border appears to happen. The ACLU of Vermont is urging the public to immediately report to the ACLU any problems they encounter at Vermont Ports of Entry. The ACLU is urging requiring all law enforcement agencies in the state to adopt a “fair and impartial policing” policy. James also emphasizes the importance of direct citizen action, including protests, petitions, and lobbying.