Immigration Law

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MALDEF SUES MICHIGAN COMPANIES FOR IMMIGRATION FRAUD AND LABOR VIOLATIONS
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"MALDEF filed suit in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan against Systems USA Inc. and Systems USA Consulting LLC for violating the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Trafficking Victims Protection Act... Read More

Groups File Complaints Detailing Sexual Abuse, Extortion, Harassment of Women at ICE Facility in Texas
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), the Immigration Rights and Civil Rights Clinics at the University of Texas Law School, and the Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, filed a complaint earlier this week with... Read More

Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, " Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the... Read More

Immigrants’ Rights Under a Trump Presidency - MALDEF FAQ
Posted on 14 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF - "During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants “criminals” and vowed to build a border wall, rescind the Obama Administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred... Read More

MALDEF Wins Court Order Blocking Texas Immigrant Harboring Law
Posted on 15 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 14, 2016 - " Today, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the immigrant harboring provision of HB11, which was enacted in the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. Judge Ezra, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District... Read More

MALDEF, Austin, San Antonio Sue Texas over SB4 Sanctuary Cities Ban
Posted on 2 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 1, 2017 - "The City of San Antonio and three non-profit organizations are asking a federal court to block Texas from implementing Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), arguing that the controversial law is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit filed... Read More

Coalition Sues Arizona Over DACA Driver License Denials
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A coalition of civil rights organizations today filed a class-action lawsuit challenging Arizona’s unconstitutional policy denying driver’s licenses to a specific class of immigrant youth even though they have grown up in the United... Read More

MALDEF Marks 35th Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe
Posted on 15 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 15, 2017 - "On June 15th, 1982, the United States Supreme Court handed down a historic ruling that guaranteed all children access to a free public education from kindergarten to 12th grade, regardless of immigration status. The high... Read More

Mountain States Legal Foundation Says U.S. Supreme Court Upheld Core Provision of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - The Supreme Court of the United States on June 25 unanimously upheld an Arizona law that allows law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of individuals they stop who are suspected of being in the... Read More

Motel 6 Sued for Giving Latino Guest Names to ICE in Arizona
Posted on 24 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Jan. 23, 2018 - "Motel 6 violated the civil rights of Latino immigrants and other guests by alerting federal authorities that they had rented rooms at two Phoenix locations, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the name of eight plaintiffs... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Argument
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - The Supreme Court of the United States on April 25 heard oral arguments on whether to reverse a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that an Arizona law that addresses the local impacts of illegal immigration... Read More

MALDEF Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Bank of America for Employment Discrimination Against Non-Citizens
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, May 3, 2018 - "Bank of America illegally denies employment to qualified applicants based on their immigration status even though they are authorized to work in the United States, a lawsuit filed in federal court today charged. MALDEF ... Read More

Alienage Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Procter & Gamble
Posted on 17 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, July 17, 2017 - "Procter & Gamble illegally denied qualified applicants paid internships because of their immigration status, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court. The suit, brought by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal... Read More