Press Releases

Jun 24, 2013: Supreme Court Reaffirms That Universities May Consider Racial and Ethnic Diversity as One Factor In Admitting Students

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision, reaffirmed for now that universities may consider racial and ethnic diversity as one factor among many in their admission policy.

Jun 21, 2013: Testimony and statement of Juan Cartagena in Support of NJ Senate Bill 2586 & Assembly Bill 3837 The Opportunity to Compete

The bill will ask employers to conduct criminal background checks after an applicant has been interviewed and has received a condition offer for employment. In doing so, the hiring process for all residents is fairer.

Jun 17, 2013: Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona’s Burdensome Restriction on Voting by Naturalized Citizens

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, today struck down Arizona’s burdensome restrictions that demanded additional documentary proof of citizenship beyond the proof already required by federal law.

May 24, 2013: Governor Cuomo Announces Appointment of David Arroyo to JCOPE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointment of LatinoJustice PRLDEF board member, David Arroyo, to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE). Mr. Arroyo will be filling the seat that was vacated by Janet DiFiore.

May 17, 2013: No puede ser por su propia voluntad

El Diario – La Prensa reportó la semana pasada los resultados de una encuesta de hombres latinos sobre sus perspectivas en cuanto a la prostitución de mujeres latinas en la urbe neoyorquina. El reportaje es sumamente importante porque vira el enfoque a nosotros mismos como pueblo latino.

May 9, 2013: LatinoJustice Testifies at City Hall In Support of Intro. No. 410

Testimony of LatinoJustice PRLDEF Bv Jackson Chin, Senior Counsel In Support of Intro. No. 410 a Local Law to amend the New York City Charter, in relation to allowing immigrants lawfully present in New York City to vote in municipal elections.

May 6, 2013: Latinos to Appeal Court’s Decision in Pennsylvania Reapportionment Case

Latinos in Pennsylvania have filed a notice with the court that they intend to appeal last month’s denial for a special state-wide election saying that the use of decades-old district lines remains unconstitutional and unfair to the Latino community.

Apr 24, 2013: Obama Nominates LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board Member Vernon Broderick to Federal Court Bench

Vernon Broderick, a LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board member and Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner, has been nominated by President Obama to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Apr 18, 2013: LJP Welcomes Effort to Craft an Immigration Bill

The introduction of a bipartisan immigration reform bill by the Senate Gang of Eight is an historic step towards creating real and humane comprehensive immigration reform.

Apr 17, 2013: Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

Read the summary of the 2013 Senate Immigration Reform Bill.

Apr 17, 2013: LatinoJustice PRLDEF Signs Letter to Oppose Florida Amendment Targeting Voters Who Need Assistance At The Polls

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations, Legal Groups, Immigrant Justice Advocates and Others Sign Letter to Oppose Florida Amendment Targeting Voters Who Need Assistance At The Polls

Apr 4, 2013: ICE Llega a Acuerdo Legal con Familias Neoyorquinas por Redadas Ilegales

La Agencia Pagará $1 Millón de Dólares y Tendrá que Cambiar Procedimientos a Nivel Nacional.

Apr 3, 2013: $1 Million ICE Settlement with New York Families Requires National Changes to Agency Policy

Twenty-two Latino victims of unlawful warrantless home raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) obtained a settlement today requiring new national policies for ICE agents conducting warrantless home operations and $1 million in damages and fees. In addition, eight men and women who were arrested during the raids have received either deferred action or termination of their immigration cases.

Apr 2, 2013: Watching Virginia's Voter ID Laws

On March 11, LatinoJustice PRLDEF along with eighteen other civil and voting rights organizations sent a letter to Governor Robert F. McDonnell of Virginia urging him to veto SB 1256 and HB 1337 which will limit eligible voters' access on Election Day.

Mar 29, 2013: Youth Day! Pack the Courts

LatinoJustice Youth Leadership Network will stand with youth from across New York City to call for end to discriminatory policing.

Mar 17, 2013: The Other Big Voting Rights Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Arizona’s incessant drive to suppress its Latino population can make it impossible for newly naturalized citizens to register to vote by mail.

Feb 11, 2013: LatinoJustice Celebrates the Confirmation of Former Staff Attorney Jenny Rivera to the New York State Court of Appeals

LatinoJustice Celebrates the Confirmation of Former Staff Attorney Jenny Rivera to the New York State Court of Appeals

Feb 11, 2013: Que No Inventen Excusas

El Senado de Nueva York debe de aprobar la nominación de Jenny Rivera ahora, y en forma abrumadora.

Feb 10, 2013: Stop Inventing Excuses

Stop Inventing Excuses - Jenny Rivera is very qualified to be on the state Court of Appeals

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