Public Interest Fellowships and Volunteer Attorney Positions Are Available at LatinoJustice PRLDEF for Fall.
LatinoJustice and Patton Boggs Hold Press Conference in Prince William County Police Brutality Case
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.
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.
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.
In a case that could have significant impact throughout Florida, Volusia County has agreed to a court-supervised stipulation that will markedly expand Spanish language assistance to voters to settle a voting rights case.
The plan by the Puerto Rican government to invalidate all birth certificates is already causing harm to Puerto Ricans and creating confusion among mainland government officials.
The governor of PR must extend the transition period of a new law invalidating millions of birth certificates because it causes confusion for government officials and residents on the island and in the mainland.
Experts predict that less than half of Latinos will definitely participate in this year’s census. For every 100 people that go uncounted in the census, a community stands to lose $1.2 million dollars in federal funding over the next decade.
Leaders of the Latino community from across the Tri-state area will come together on March 23 to show their support for Latino Civil Rights.
Latinos are worried that their answers to the census will be available to immigration officials, law enforcement, and other government authorities.
The indictment of a NJ man for making threats against LatinoJustice PRLDEF is a reminder of the anti-Latino sentiment present in our society.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF launched an initiative to increase Latino participation in the 2010 Census.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF helped Latino tenants in Plainfield, NJ win a major legal victory this past spring, when a Federal judge dismissed a civil racketeering (RICO) claim brought by a well-known anti-immigrant group against a private landlord, charging that its renting of apartments to Latino immigrants constituted “harboring.”
LatinoJustice PRLDEF has filed a civil rights action on behalf of a Latino family alleging that the Prince William County police forcibly entered their home without cause and used excessive force.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that they have opened a formal investigation into possible discriminatory policies and practices by the Suffolk County Police Department. The investigation comes after LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s demand that the federal agency look into how the Suffolk Police Department was failing to act and protect Latino residents in the county.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF, joined by the global law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, filed an amicus brief with the California Supreme Court urging the court to dismiss a legal challenge to California AB540 which allows qualified students, including undocumented students, to pay in-state tuition rates at California’s public colleges and universities.
Federal prosecutors charged two men who had beaten a Latino man to death with hate crimes in connection with that death and charged four police officers, including the police chief, with covering up those crimes.
A new civil lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that Prince William County police unjustly raided the home of a Latino family and used excessive force to arrest the parents who were later acquitted of any criminal wrong doing.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF, along with Casa de Maryland and Nixon Peabody LLP filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Maryland, alleging that Frederick County Sheriff's officers violated the civil rights of a Latina woman who was doing nothing more than quietly sitting and eating her lunch in a public area.