Economic Justice News

Victory: Law Targeting Latino Day Laborers Struck Down in Long Island

A federal district court today affirmed the right of Latino day laborers in Oyster Bay, Long Island to seek work in public spaces, following a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union and LatinoJustice PRLDEF. The decision permanently struck down a town ordinance that prohibited people from soliciting work for violating the First Amendment.

News and Events: Florida Redraws Congressional Districts, Protections Reinstated for Home Care Workers and more

A federal court approves key reforms in NYC Stop-and-Frisk Case. Florida legislature redraws Congressional districts. Court reinstate Federal protections to home care workers

News and Events; Puerto Rico, NJ Education and More

This is a copy of the newsletter that we sent out on July 23rd and it highlights the latest news and events from LatinoJustice. It focused on recapping LAWbound, NJ education policy, Puerto Rico Crisis and more

Meet LatinoJustice's Summer 2015 Legal Interns

Meet the LatinoJustice interns for summer 2015

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Honors Latina Trailblazers

More than 200 supporters are expected Tuesday, June 16 to honor a host of successful and inspiring Latina Trailblazers at the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Sixth Annual Women’s Awards Breakfast at the Yale Club of NY. The Sixth Annual event honors Latinas who are leaders in their field, in our community and nationwide.

DREAMer Application to NYS Bar Granted

The New York State Supreme Court Second Department Appellate Division today issued a decision approving the bar application of Cesar Vargas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old and eventually graduated from City University of New York School of Law.

2015 Latina Trailblazer Honorees

Every year LatinoJustice PRLDEF chooses a cohort of Latina trailblazers whose groundbreaking accomplishments illuminate new paths for Latinas nationwide. Here is a list of our 2015 honorees

Sixth Annual Latina Trailblazers Breakfast

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

Jóvenes de NYC indignados por bloqueo de alivio migratorio

Organizaciones piden que no se dejen disuadir por la decisión judicial contra la acción ejecutiva

Antes de Selma, fue Fannie Lou Hamer

Su trayectoria personal refleja algunas de las vidas de tantas mujeres latinas que hoy en día son las líderes del trato digno y humano que merece la comunidad latina

Son menores de edad, no adultos

Juan Cartagena da consejo sobre que Gobernador Cuomo deberia hacer para el presupuesto del Estado de Nueva York

David López protege a los trabajadores

En este país el mérito en el trabajo muchas veces se desvaloriza. Precisamente cuando su trabajo requiere buscar maneras de proteger a los más marginalizados es que uno tiene que aguantar los cantazos de sectores que no quieren disminuir la igualdad.

Justicia en el dia de los muertos

En el condado de Wayne a la orilla del lago Ontario en el norte del Estado de Nueva York llegó noticia que los trabajadores agrícolas, casi todos latinos, exigieron justicia para sus compañeros en el día de los muertos.

David López protege a los trabajadores

En este país el mérito en el trabajo muchas veces se desvaloriza. Precisamente cuando su trabajo requiere buscar maneras de proteger a los más marginalizados es que uno tiene que aguantar los cantazos de sectores que no quieren disminuir la igualdad.

For People of Color® Law School Conference at Columbia 2014.

For People of Color® will be holding law school admissions conferences at Columbia Law this weekend!

Statement of Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF on the Arrest of 100 Women Engaging in Civil Disobedience to Demand Immigration Reform

Today 100 courageous women paid a price in their demand that Congress enact fair and comprehensive immigration reform: they were arrested as they blocked a major thoroughfare in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC. LatinoJustice PRLDEF applauds each and every one of them as they forced the country to draw attention to the injustices created by our broken immigration system.

Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

Read the summary of the 2013 Senate Immigration Reform Bill.

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