The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in the novel case of Sergio C. Garcia, an undocumented law school graduate who has applied to join the California Bar.
In a win for civil rights, a federal judge ruled that the stop-and-frisk policy of the New York Police Department is unconstitutional and that a federal monitor will be assigned to oversee broad reforms.
In a groundbreaking decision, a federal appeals court found that that a state or local law enforcement officer’s suspicion or knowledge that an individual has committed a civil immigration violation without more information does not provide them with probable cause to suspect that the individual is engaged in criminal activity. The court said the officer may not detain or arrest the individual solely based upon a purported civil violation of federal immigration law.
Another federal court has found that the City of Hazleton’s anti-immigrant ordinance is unconstitutional and is pre-empted by federal immigration law.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on July 23rd affirmed a lower court’s decision to block key components of SB 20, South Carolina’s Arizona-style anti-immigrant law.
The Supreme Court today eviscerated the most effective sections of the Voting Rights Act in a decision that will roll back the critically important gains made by Latinos in Section 5 jurisdictions, potentially halting their rising political power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the summary of the 2013 Senate Immigration Reform Bill.
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
La Agencia Pagará $1 Millón de Dólares y Tendrá que Cambiar Procedimientos a Nivel Nacional.
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.
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.