Press Releases

Oct 6, 2008: Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund is now LatinoJustice PRLDEF

The Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today that after 37 years it will change its name to LatinoJustice PRLDEF.

Apr 30, 2008: LatinoJustice connects hundreds of students and young leaders for May 1 action

The next generation of Latino leaders has a new tool to help them get involved in the fight for civil rights. LatinoJustice, an online civic engagement network created by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), connects students and young Latino activists across the country, and helps engage them in the fight for social justice.

Mar 22, 2008: Hazleton Trial Ends and The Mayor’s Message is – Blame the Powerless

The federal trial to stop Hazleton, PA from implementing an ordinance that targets undocumented people ended today with the facts clearly pointing to a mayor bent on promoting a racial divisiveness in his city.

Feb 1, 2008: PRLDEF Urges Osceola School Board to Immediately Change its Unconstitutional Voting System

PRLDEF is urging the Osceola School Board to listen to the voters and immediately create a single-member district system.

Jul 17, 2007: PRLDEF Calls on Osceola School Board to Change Unconstitutional Voting System

PRLDEF is urging the Osceola School Board to change its at-large electoral system, charging that the present system is unconstitutional and in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA).

Jun 8, 2007: PRLDEF Calls on Gov. Spitzer to Overturn DMV Rules Denying Driver’s Licenses

PRLDEF is calling on Gov. Eliot Spitzer to allow immigrants who can’t prove residency to get drivers’ licenses, now that a state court ruled that New York officials have the right to deny them licenses.

Dec 15, 2006: Judge in Hazleton suit rules plaintiffs do not have to disclose their immigration status

A federal judge today ruled that the plaintiffs suing Hazleton to stop its anti-immigrant ordinance do not have to disclose their identities or immigration status.

Aug 30, 2006: Hazleton Residents Ask Judge to Issue Restraining Order Stopping City’s Harsh Anti-Immigrant Law

Hazleton residents asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order preventing the city’s harsh anti-immigrant laws from being put into affect.

Aug 30, 2006: On Eve of Federal Court Hearing, City of Hazleton Agrees to Withdraw Harsh Anti-Immigrant Law

Just as Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund as well as other civil rights groups were about to ask Federal District Court Judge James M. Munley in Scranton, Pennsylvania to stop the City of Hazleton from implementing it harsh anti-immigrant ordinance, the City agreed today to withdraw it.

Aug 14, 2006: Hazleton Residents Sue to Halt Harsh Anti-Immigrant Law in Hazleton, PA

A proposed ordinance that would punish landlords and employers who do business with undocumented immigrants and make English the official language is illegal and should be blocked immediately.

Jun 26, 2006: PRLDEF congratulates coalition that stopped Avon Park anti-immigration ordinance

PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund) applauds the efforts of civil rights activists, residents and the broad coalition.

Dec 16, 2005: Federal Court Finds That Brookhaven Discriminated Against Latinos in Evicting Day Laborers and Day Laborers

A Federal Court in Long Island issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Town of Brookhaven from continuing a policy of evicting day laborers and their families without prior notice.

Sep 13, 2005: The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) Charges Brookhaven with a Systematic Attack on Latinos and Ask Federal Court to Stop Evictions of Day Laborers

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund (PRLDEF) charged the Town of Brookhaven with executing a systematic attack on Latinos in their campaign to evict day laborers from Farmingville.

Sep 13, 2005: PRLDEF Asks Court to Stop All Elections for Kissimmee Commissioner Until the Election Process Is Changed

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) and Orlando lawyers Luis Gonzalez and Darren Soto today asked the federal courts to stop all elections of Kissimmee Board of City Commissioners charging that the election process was in violation of federal law.

Sep 7, 2005: PRLDEF asks Department of Justice to stop Brooklyn political machine from appointing new surrogate judge

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) today asked the Department of Justice to stop a new surrogate judge from being appointed by the political machine in Brooklyn.

Aug 16, 2005: The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) ask court to stop evictions of day laborers in Farmingville

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund (PRLDEF) has asked the state Supreme Court to stop the Town of Brookhaven from evicting day laborers from houses in Farmingville without prior notice.

Jul 21, 2005: PRLDEF asks Department of Justice to Intervene and Stop Selection of New Judge in Brooklyn

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) today asked the Department of Justice to stop the Democratic and Republican parties from naming candidates for a newly created judgeship in Brooklyn because the position has not been approved by the department.

Mar 7, 2005: The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) and Princeton Review create a partnership to offer LSAT Prep Course.

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund (PRLDEF) and Princeton Review announced today that they will offer a LSAT Prep Course.

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