Immigrant Justice News

LJPUpdate: Meet Daisy, an LJP Trailblazer, Central American Refugee Rights and more

Meet Daisy M. Auger-Dominguez, a #LatinaTrailblazer who is blazing a trail for Latinas in the tech world. Then, we challenge the deportation procedures being used for Central Americans who are fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle. This and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate.

LJPUpdate: Meet a Trailblazer, SCOTUS hears DAPA case and more

In this week's LJPUpdate we introduce you to Damaris Hernández the first Latina partner in Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Then, we recap some of the oral argument that took place at SCOTUS regarding the DAPA and DACA case. This and much more in this week's LJP Update

LatinoJustice & other Human Rights Groups Denounce U.S.-Mexico Campaign to Interdict and Summarily Deport Central American Refugees

Over 35 faith-based groups and human rights organizations filed a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States denouncing the joint campaign of the United States and Mexico--the infamous Plan Frontera Sur--to interdict and summarily deport persons--including thousands of children and families--fleeing rampant violence in Central America's "northern triangle": Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

LJP Update: Join our SE Reception, Unveiling a Public Policy Agenda for 2016 and more

Still time to sign up for our SE Inaugural reception and honor the contributions to social justice of the 2016 LatinoJustice Southeast Regional Awards honorees. You can also find out more about an amicus we filed in the SCOTUS case that will address President Obama's executive action on immigration. Find out this and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate.

LJP Update: Join our Inaugural SE Reception, Immigrant Rights Groups Rally in Florida and more

Join us on March 17th for our Inaugural Southeast Reception and meet some of the leaders who are instrumental to our work in the Southeast. Martha Pardo also provides her insight into a rally she recently attended where advocates expressed their disdain for anti-immigrant legislation in the Florida legislature. Find out this and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate

NYS Board of Regents Proposal Removes Obstacles to Licenses for Non-­Citizens

Long Island City, NY — The New York State Board of Regents voted this week to begin a process to permit qualified non-­‐citizens to obtain professional licenses. Advocates from CUNY Law, its Center on Latino/a Rights and Equality (CLORE), LatinoJusticePRLDEF, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) successfully worked to persuade the Board that recent developments in federal and New York State courts removed prior restrictions.

LJP Update: SCOTUS Takes Up Immigration Case, Still Time to Register for Líderes Event and more

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review United States v. Texas, the case about DAPA and expanded DACA. These executive actions would provide temporary administrative relief to over 400,000 immigrants. Still time for the first Líderes event focused on hate crimes against Latinos. This and much more in the LJP Update.

LJP Update: ICE Raids Update, Líderes Event and more

Latinos across the country are in a state of panic after ICE raids escalation in the 2016. We provide updates and some need to know information. Líderes organize their first event for 2016 focused on hate crimes against Latinos. This and much more in the LJP Update.

LJP Update: Urging Supreme Court to Protect Executive Action on Immigration, End of the Year Giving and More

LJP Update: We filed an Amicus Brief Urging the Supreme Court to protect President's Executive Action on Immigration and make sure that it is addressed in this cycle. As we wrap up the year we also encourage you to donate to LatinoJustice so we can keep advocating for rights of Latinos in the court.

Eliminando las cuotas inmigratorias

Este mes marca 50 años de la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad de 1965 auspiciada originalmente por el presidente John Kennedy y firmada por el presidente Lyndon Johnson. Fue un logro histórico donde los valores de reunir familias y atraer trabajadores adiestrados ganaron contra las cuotas inmigratorias que premiaban ciertas razas sobre otras. Antes del debate moderno sobre poblaciones indocumentadas vale la pena recordar esta batalla histórica que definió el país.

La desnacionalización sigue

El 23 de septiembre marca dos años del fallo del Tribunal Constitucional de República Dominicana que afectó a más de 200,000 dominicanos de descendencia haitiana. Dos años de incertidumbre en el campo legal pero motivos claros de parte de algunos que utilizaron el fallo para justificar la intimidación y la violencia.

Abriendo puertas de oportunidad en New Jersey

El derecho a la educación en este país es un tema de suma importancia para la comunidad latina. Dos casos de la Corte Suprema que involucraron estudiantes latinos en Texas enmarcaron conceptos jurídicos que son vigentes hoy día.

News and events: UN testimony about Vieques, Sexual harrasment filing and more

Natasha shares a report about her testimony in front of the UN about Vieques. Then, Jose updates us about a sexual harrasment filing that LatinoJustice is working on for laundry workers in Long Island. This news and more can be found in each newsletter, make sure you are subscribed so you can receive the most up to date news and events.

LatinoJustice Denounces Immigration Court Ruling

Latinojustice denounces court ruling temporarily suspending immigration relief for 5 million deserving, undocumented immigrants; commits to assist the parties in all necessary appeals.

Immigrant Justice

In recent years, LJP has been particularly active in addressing the proliferation of anti-immigrant ordinances and laws that flourished in the absence of federal immigration reform. Our advances in litigation were especially important and contributed to a growing trend of decisions that limit local law enforcement from engaging in federal immigration matters. We counter harsh immigration enforcement at the local, state and federal level with a combination of impact litigation, advocacy and community organizing and education. We are one of a handful of organizations working on immigrants’ rights issues from the litigation side. Today, we are facing an openly hostile, anti-immigrant administration in Washington D.C., and our work to create a legal environment that permits all Latinos to enjoy the same civil liberties hard won by earlier waves of immigrants has never been more relevant and necessary.

LatinoJustice Files Amicus Brief in Danbury 11 Case In Support of the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Clinic

LatinoJustice PRLDEF in October, 2014 filed an amicus brief with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Maldonado v. Holder, known as the ‘Danbury 11 case,’ in support of the Yale Law School Worker & Immigrant Rights Clinic petition requesting en banc review of Circuit’s August 14, 2014 panel decision because of the potential impact the case will have on already vulnerable immigrant population, their ability to safely secure work in public, and their ability to have an immigration court hearing seeking to suppress evidence questionable obtained by law enforcement in violation of their Fourth Amendment rights.

Statement In Support of a NYC Municipal ID Law

LatinoJustice PRLDEF supports the creation of NYC Municipal Identification Cards for New York City residents regardless of immigration status. The benefits to our immigrant population are enormous and these reforms are consistent with New York City’s unique role as a beacon to all immigrants to our country.

Residentes de Nueva Jersey Piden que la Junta de Servicios Públicos Regule las Tarifas de Llamadas en las Prisiones Locales

Trenton – El Miércoles 30 de Abril un grupo de residentes de Nueva Jersey que fueron encarcelados, sus familias y varias organizaciones comunitarias se reunirán para presentar una petición ante la Junta Estatal de Servicios Públicos (BPU), pidiendo a la Junta que reduzca el costo de las llamadas telefónicas en los centros penitenciarios de Nueva Jersey.

Anatomía de una campaña de odio

El odio, la ignorancia y el miedo son motivos potentes en las maniobras políticas de este país. Cuando se desempeñan estratégicamente, atraen votos.

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