We are suing ICE! The case challenges the Constitutionality of Administrative Warrants based on an individual who was detained after he posted bail.
LatinoJustice is days away from completing its $5M Securing the Dream Capital Campaign. Join us in defending justice and creating opportunities for Latinos nationwide. Also make sure you save the date for our upcoming gala
New York City – LatinoJustice, The Legal Aid Society and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Rory Lancman joined with defender and legal services organizations, domestic violence and victims services advocates, community groups and stakeholders today at City Hall calling on New York State’s Chief Judge Janet Difiore and the Office of Court Administration to implement policies immediately to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) courthouse raids that have proliferated under the Trump Administration and escalated in recent weeks.
El Color de la Justicia is the Spanish version of the New York Times bestseller The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, about race and mass incarceration in the United States. The book from professor Michelle Alexander, which has sold over a million copies, has enormous relevant for Latinos/as. This edition includes a new introduction from Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice, which analyzes thh relationship between Latinos/as and the criminal justice system in the United States throughout the years.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our SOLD OUT Trailblazers Breakfast next week! Today we are introducing you to two more of our esteemed Latina Trailblazers.
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With one week until our SE Reception, make sure you check out the bios for our honorees. Then, we continue previewing our Trailblazer honorees with Maria Fernandez and Joyce Rivera.
With three weeks to go until our 2017 Southeast Reception, we wanted to introduce you to our Community Champion Honoree, Carlos J. Martinez.
Join us at our Second Annual Southeast Regional Awards Reception in Miami! This year we our Lucero Honoree for the reception is Maria Dantes Sanchez, Vice President and Regional General Attorney at Liberty Mutual Group.
Upcoming events at LatinoJustice – Latina Trailblazers Breakfast, CJR Convening and Annual Awards Gala
We have three major events coming up that you should join us for! First, we wanted to make sure you knew about our upcoming Latina Trailblazers breakfast where we will honor Latina leaders. Then, we are gearing up for going to Orlando for the Latinos and the Criminal Justice System convening, join us in person or online. Finally, make sure you put our Annual Awards gala on your calendar.
After multiple community forums and testimony from experts, the Lippman Commission released their report on Rikers Island. Then, see a teaser about a convening we are putting together about Latinos/as in the Criminal Justice System. All this and more in this week's LJP Update
In this week's LJP Update you can find out more about why our legal team went to Baltimore in response to a possible ICE deportation as well as what we are doing to support activist who are working to reinstate Sanctuary Policies.
During the President's Address, Juan outlined the civil rights battles that LatinoJustice will focus on in 2017. Then, after year's of advocacy, Oscar Lopez Rivera was pardoned by President Obama. These updates and more in this week's #LJPUpdate
On this day of a new administration, know that LatinoJustice will protect you.
The first one hundred days of the new presidential administration will test our collective resolve to stand for justice, fairness and dignity for Latinas, Latinos and all marginalized people in the country. Your support helped grow our institution. Your support never wavered when tested before by alarmist policies from Presidents, Governors or Mayors. And your support is what we need right now to fortify our gains, protect the most vulnerable and provide hope for future generations.
LatinoJustice has invested in the futures of thousands of young people, providing legal education and pipeline programs that helped more than 5,000 of them become lawyers and still thousands of others use the power of the law to effect positive change in their communities. I am one of the many who benefited from LatinoJustice’s commitment to fostering Latino lawyers, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting LatinoJustice with a year-end gift.
Debo P. Adegbile, newly appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, received the Vanguard Award at LatinoJustice’s 2016 Gala in November and spoke compellingly of why he stands with LatinoJustice and why he has donated to support the Justice 2017 Fund. Below is an excerpt from his speech; you can watch the video of his speech here.
As we celebrate the season of peace and giving, I hope you will consider making a donation in support of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF CAP Leadership Institute. Thousands have come through our doors as enthusiastic prelaw students seeking guidance to complete their successful journeys into the legal profession. As the Director of CAP, it has been my privilege and honor to assist aspiring law students in the pursuit of their goals. Many prospective lawyers that have come through our doors would not otherwise have had access to the necessary information, and thus LJP’s CAP Institute plays an important role in filling this gap. It is more imperative today than ever before that we continue to foster a cadre of lawyers dedicated to ensuring civil and human rights for all.
Since 2008, I have served on the board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, one of the premier civil rights organizations in the United States. In June 2016, I was elected chair of the board. I'm very proud and excited to serve LatinoJustice PRLDEF in this new role. For over four decades, this organization has provided educational opportunities to many aspiring law students and worked tirelessly to protect and defend the civil and human rights of all people living and working in this country.
If the campaign rhetoric and the early appointments announced by the incoming administration so far are a true indication of intent, LatinoJustice and our allies all over the country are going to have a very busy few years ahead. We cannot afford to concede an inch on the civil and human rights of Latinos. And the young lawyers and leaders who have come through our programs and are joining us in taking up the struggle will have a critical impact on our eventual success.
Last month, more than 400 LatinoJustice leaders and supporters gathered at our Annual Awards Gala the week after the election to honor individuals and institutions helping to advance our mission and to raise critically needed funds to support our legal advocacy, education and community engagement programs.