Press Releases

Mar 14, 2011: Our American Dream: Wall Street's Cid Wilson is a Community Juggernaut

Fox News Latino's profile of LatinoJustice Board Member Cid Wilson

Mar 4, 2011: LJ Demands Release of New Jersey Redistricting Maps

LatinoJustice PRLDEF calls upon the New Jersey Apportionment Commission to release all redistricting maps under consideration in order to provide New Jersey Latino residents an opportunity to fully participate in this important process.

Jan 5, 2011: States That Try to Circumvent 14th Amendment Will Face Legal Challenge

Any state that tries to circumvent the 14th Amendment’s American Citizenship Clause with a state law to ban birthright citizenship will face a legal challenge, a national civil rights group announced today.

Dec 21, 2010: Latinos will gain tremendous political influence as a result of 2010 Census count

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the population of the U.S. grew 9.7 percent to 308,745,538 in 2010, with the biggest growth reported in states with large Latino populations. Latinos stand to gain tremendous political influence with these new numbers.

Nov 19, 2010: Cesar Perales to step down as head of LatinoJustice

Cesar Perales, President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, announced today that he will be leaving the organization once a successor is identified.

Nov 17, 2010: Voter Protection Project 2010

LatinoJustice PRLDEF protected your right to vote during this year’s elections. Our attorneys and staff responded to Spanish-language voter concerns from across the East Coast at a national call center, and were on the ground in several counties ensuring that Latino voters received the access and assistance that they are guaranteed by law.

Nov 17, 2010: A guide to redistricting

A guide to redistricting

Oct 1, 2010: AZ Law will devastate Latinos if stay is lifted, says new filing

Arizona Law S.B.1070, if implemented, will devastate Latinos all across Arizona. They will be subject to massive racial profiling and daily wrongful arrests. Latino children will be denied schooling and emergency medical care. Hundreds of Latino businesses will go out of business. And all Latinos will become the targets of harassment by anti-Latino activists.

Sep 23, 2010: Judge Approves Settlement in Case that Spurred Government to Speed up Naturalization Process

This week, the US District Court in Manhattan approved a settlement in Milanes v. Holder, the 2008 challenge to the multi-year delays in the naturalization process that were depriving hundreds of thousands Latino and other immigrants the opportunity to vote in the presidential elections.

Sep 21, 2010: LJ Board Member Fernando Bohorquez Named One of MillerCoors’ Líderes of the Year

LatinoJustice PRLDEF board member Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr. has been recognized as one of 12 Hispanic leaders who are helping to advance Latino communities across the country. One leader will be chosen as the MillerCoors Lider of the Year and receive a $25,000 grant for a community leadership project.

Aug 3, 2010: Court Blocks Hazleton's Anti-Immigrant Law

A federal court upheld a ruling that stopped the city of Hazleton, PA from enacting most of the provisions in an anti-immigration law that targeted a growing population of Latinos in the town.

Aug 3, 2010: LatinoJustice Warns VA Gov: Don't Authorize Cops to Ask about Status

LatinoJustice PRLDEF President and General Counsel Cesar Perales sent a letter to Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, warning him that LatinoJustice PRLDEF is prepared to sue the state or any of its agencies if the Governor authorizes law enforcement agents to conduct investigations into the immigration status of persons they stop or arrest.

Jul 15, 2010: Friendly House v. Whiting (Arizona SB1070 Case)

LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed an amicus brief with an Arizona Court on behalf of a number of national Latino organizations who oppose Arizona's SB 1070 law.

Jun 29, 2010: PR Government Agrees to Delay Birth Certificate Law

LatinoJustice PRLDEF was informed by reps of the PR government that it will extend the validity of all island-issued birth certificates through the end of September.

Jun 15, 2010: Latino Orgs. go to Court to Stop Implementation of AZ Law

Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070, will not only fuel anti-Latino bias, but it will put the Latino community in a state of permanent lock down, said national Latino organizations in a brief filed on June 15.

May 27, 2010: Public Interest Fellowship/Volunteer Attorney Positions

Public Interest Fellowships and Volunteer Attorney Positions Are Available at LatinoJustice PRLDEF for Fall.

May 26, 2010: PW County Police Brutality Case Press Conference

LatinoJustice and Patton Boggs Hold Press Conference in Prince William County Police Brutality Case

May 18, 2010: NY Day Laborer Orgs. Challenge Anti-Immigrant Ordinance

Two Long Island organizations that protect the rights of Latino day laborers filed a lawsuit today challenging an Oyster Bay town ordinance that violates core constitutional rights of free speech and equal protection under the law, and is intended to drive Latino immigrants from the community.

Apr 30, 2010: Youth activists give voice to NYC’s immigrants with May Day webcast

Young activists from the LatinoJustice Youth Civic Engagement Network will host a live, two-hour webcast from Union Square on Saturday May 1 to give voice to New York City’s immigrants.

Apr 23, 2010: Arizona Law Is Unconstitutional and Will Invite Legal Challenge

A law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer targets Latinos, will result in racial profiling and is unconstitutional. This law, similar to a number of local laws and ordinances LatinoJustice PRLDEF has fought in localities like Hazleton, Pennsylvania, will not withstand judicial scrutiny.

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