Immigration Law

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MALDEF Sues Tech Company For Denying Jobs to DACA Recipients
Posted on 19 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Aug. 19, 2021 "A Latino civil rights group is suing a national technology company for unlawfully denying a DACA recipient employment because of her immigration status, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court today. ... Read More

Tags: daca , MALDEF

FEDS SUED OVER INTENTIONAL CRUELTY AT GEORGIA IMMIGRATION JAIL
Posted on 12 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 11, 2021 "A transgender immigrant held in solitary confinement for approximately seven months at a Georgia immigration detention center that is under investigation for abuse is suing the federal government. MALDEF (Mexican American... Read More

Tags: detention , MALDEF

MALDEF Sues ExxonMobil Over DACA Policy
Posted on 28 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Dec. 28, 2020 "ExxonMobil unlawfully denied a DACA recipient a job based on his immigration status, according to a class-action lawsuit filed last Thursday in federal court. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund... Read More

Advocates Ask Court to Rule on Legality of DACA Memo
Posted on 15 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Sept. 11, 2020 "Civil rights organizations have filed a motion for summary judgement in a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from unlawfully implementing new limits on DACA, according to papers filed in federal court today... Read More

Tags: daca , MALDEF , wolf , DHS

MALDEF Lawsuit: Wolf DACA Memo Illegal
Posted on 4 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Sept. 3, 2020 "Chad Wolf is unlawfully serving as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security and therefore his memo placing new restrictions on DACA must be nullified, according to a federal lawsuit filed today. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal... Read More

Tags: daca , MALDEF , wolf

Some Employers Refuse to Hire the DACAmented; Lawsuits Ensue
Posted on 20 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordon, New York Times, Aug. 20, 2020 "It is impossible to know how many people have been denied jobs based on their DACA status, said Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund... Read More

Tags: daca , MALDEF

MALDEF Sues Feds Over Denial of COVID-19 Relief to Mixed-Status Married Couples
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 28, 2020 "The federal government’s denial of COVID-19 relief payments to U.S. citizens married to immigrants who do not have a social security number is unconstitutional, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in a... Read More

MALDEF OK'd to Intervene in TX Baby Jail Litigation
Posted on 18 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 18, 2020 "A federal court on Friday allowed two San Antonio residents, who are seeking to block a for-profit company from opening a controversial detention center for migrant children, to intervene in a lawsuit. In February, MALDEF... Read More

Groups Sue ICE Over Detained Immigrants in Texas
Posted on 17 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 15, 2020 "Civil rights groups are suing the federal government seeking the release of medically vulnerable immigrants held at three Texas detention centers, according to a lawsuit filed today. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense... Read More

$10 Million Motel 6 Class Action Settlement
Posted on 19 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Feb. 18, 2020 "A federal judge in Arizona has granted final approval of the settlement in national class-action litigation against Motel 6 related to the provision of guest information to federal immigration officials. MALDEF (Mexican... Read More

Detainer Lawsuit Filed in Las Vegas
Posted on 19 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Jan. 17, 2020 "Las Vegas city authorities’ policy of holding immigrants in jail after they have completed their sentences is unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed today charged. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational... Read More

Intervenors Successful in 'Frivolous' Census Litigation: Alabama v. U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Posted on 14 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Dec. 13, 2018 - "Latino voters and a grassroots organization will be allowed to intervene as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama that seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census count of all persons in... Read More

Tags: MALDEF , Alabama , census

Texas Governor, Avoiding Protesters, Signs 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban on Facebook Live
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kolten Parker, Texas Observer, May 7, 2017 - "Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday night signed Senate Bill 4, the controversial “sanctuary cities” ban that allows local police officers to be deputized to enforce federal immigration law... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 13, 2016 - " Immigrant and civil rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Arizona’s policy of denying certain lawfully present immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the... Read More

American Student Sues D.C., Denied Financial Aid b/c Mother Has TPS: Villalobos v. D.C.
Posted on 28 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Feb. 28, 2017 - "A U.S. citizen who was denied college financial aid solely because her mother is an immigrant with temporary status is suing the District of Columbia, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by... Read More