aclu http://kvpr.org en ACLU To ICE: Stop Arrests At Kern County Courthouses http://kvpr.org/post/aclu-ice-stop-arrests-kern-county-courthouses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Civil Liberties Union says that in the past year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested people at Kern County courthouses, while they were paying fines for tickets, obtaining marriage licenses, and appearing for court hearings.</span></p><p>In a letter sent yesterday, the ACLU asked ICE to investigate and halt this practice in Bakersfield.</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:26:44 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 23250 at http://kvpr.org ACLU To ICE: Stop Arrests At Kern County Courthouses Dinuba Unified, ACLU Settle Suit http://kvpr.org/post/dinuba-unified-aclu-settle-suit <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and the Dinuba Unified School District have settled a lawsuit over a controversial education program for English language learners.</p><p>The suit alleged that the district’s Second Language Acquisition Development Instruction program led to some first and second-grade students falling behind their peers.</p><p>The program emphasized grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Critics said the program didn’t expose students to literature and vocabulary.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:57:06 +0000 Joe Moore 2603 at http://kvpr.org