Economic Justice News

LJPUpdate: Join us at our 2016 Gala, Law Day, Fight for Day laborer rights and more

In this LJP Update we highlight our ongoing fight for day laborer rights in oyster bay. Also, if you or someone you know is interested in Law School then make sure to check out Law Day. It is a great opportunity to meet with lawyers, law schools and law students.

LJP Update: Announcing 2016 Gala Honorees, Right to Know Act in NYC Council and more

We are excited to announce our 2016 Gala Honorees! Make sure you get your tickets soon! We also have legal updates on the Right To Know Act, Racial bias in jury selection and more!

NYS Senate & Assembly pass Justice for Job Seekers bill

On the last day of the 2015-16 legislative session, the NYS Assembly and the Senate passed the Justice for Job Seekers bill (S.8102/A.10672)! Once signed by Governor Cuomo, the bill will provide meaningful protections to low-wage immigrant workers as they look for work in the state of New York.

Fifteen Puerto Rican Farmworkers File Complaint with the EEOC for Discrimination

Fifteen Puerto Rican farmworkers who were recruited to work in Michigan and were all fired after repeated comments comparing them to other Latino workers, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging discrimination on the basis of their national origin.

LJPUpdate: Meet Jessica Gonzalez, an LJP Trailblazer; DACA recipients can apply for professional licenses and more

Meet Jessica Gonzalez, a #LatinaTrailblazer who advocates for the reproductive rights of Latinas around the country. Then, hear about a recent update that helps DACA recipients work in New York. This and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate.

LSAT Prep Course Registration: Spring-Summer 2016 Classes

The LatinoJustice PRLDEF LSAT prep course is truly unique. Over the past 44 years it has been the first step in countless legal careers. In fact, many of our alumni hold prominent positions in public service at major law firms and in major corporate law departments. Our course provides high quality, intensive instruction that is tailored to ensure students from all backgrounds achieve their best score.

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

Seventh Annual Latina Trailblazers Breakfast 2016

Join us in honoring Latinas who, like former LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board member Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, have opened up new professional and political pathways for their peers

Leaders Outline Stakes for Latino Community in Looming Supreme Court Nomination, Launch National Campaign

Members of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the nation's 40 preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, and Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ), a non-partisan network of elected officials, legal, civil rights, labor, academic and political leaders, spoke on the issues at stake for the Latino community if Senate leaders continue to refuse to give full consideration, including a hearing and a vote, to any Supreme Court nominee this year. They also outlined components of a national campaign to urge the Senate to act, including direct outreach to Senators on Capitol Hill and in their home states, events across the country, and social media efforts to mobilize Latino engagement.

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: Urging SCOTUS to review Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring, Cesar Vargas Sworn in as Lawyer and more

We filed an amicus brief on behalf of twenty organizations urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Puerto Rico to move forward with a plan to restructure part of its debt. César Vargas was sworn in as a lawyer on February 5, 2016. Cesar was one of the first DREAMers to graduate from law school and apply for bar admission in New York State. And more.

Cesar Vargas is Sworn in as One of NY’s First DACAmented Lawyers

César Vargas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old and eventually graduated from law school, was sworn in as a lawyer today more than four years after passing the bar. Cesar was one of the first DREAMers to graduate from law school and apply for bar admission in New York State.

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.

Un año de activismo

Vale la pena reflexionar. Eso es lo que debemos de hacer cada fin del año para resumir cuentas, aplaudir lo bueno e identificar lo que nos queda por hacer.

LSAT Prep Courses

The LatinoJustice PRLDEF LSAT prep course is truly unique. Over the past 45 years it has been the first step in countless legal careers. In fact, many of our alumni hold prominent positions in public service at major law firms and in major corporate law departments. Our course provides high quality, intensive instruction that is tailored to ensure students from all backgrounds achieve their best score. And, at only $800, it costs much less than many commercial courses!

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.

LSAT Prep Course Registration: Winter-Spring 2016 Classes

The LatinoJustice PRLDEF LSAT prep course is truly unique. Over the past 43 years it has been the first step in countless legal careers. In fact, many of our alumni hold prominent positions in public service at major law firms and in major corporate law departments. Our course provides high quality, intensive instruction that is tailored to ensure students from all backgrounds achieve their best score.

Economic Justice

In recent years we have strengthened our focus on economic justice issues as a result of workplace injustices we uncovered. Workplace discrimination issues disproportionately affect immigrant workers for a number of reasons. Language barriers, poverty and lack of awareness of their rights, and fear of retaliation often prevent them from seeking legal assistance or contacting governmental labor and law enforcement authorities. The scarcity of legal resources in high poverty areas and limitations on federally-funded legal service providers seriously complicate matters for undocumented immigrants. Of the few legal service providers that serve all immigrant workers regardless of status, none focus exclusively on Latinos, and few serve the geographic areas we work in.

Thanksgiving message and News from LatinoJustice

That #LJPFamilia wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We also recap some major LatinoJustice news such as a national convening of Latinos leaders to discuss the role of Latinos in the Criminal Justice System.

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