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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...