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MALDEF Files Suit Against University System of Georgia for Barring Deferred Action Students Admission to Selective Universities
Posted on 2 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Sept. 2, 2016 - " Three students are suing the University System of Georgia because of policies that ban them from attending the state's top school because of their immigration classification. The lawsuit was filed today by MALDEF (Mexican... Read More

ARIZONA SUPERIOR COURT GRANTS MALDEF MOTION TO INTERVENE ON BEHALF OF DACA STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION CASE
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state court considering an unusual case in which Arizona is suing one of its own community college districts for recognizing that Arizonans should be treated equally, has granted MALDEF's motion to intervene to represent Deferred Action... Read More

Class Certification Granted in MALDEF's RICO Suit Against Phony Visa Recruiters - Castellanos v. Systems USA
Posted on 22 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 22, 2016 - " Yesterday, Judge Stephen J. Murphy of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that MALDEF's lawsuit against Systems USA Inc. and Systems USA Consulting LLC for violating the Racketeering Influenced... Read More

MALDEF ASKS FEDERAL COURT TO DISMISS THREAT BY TEXAS TO CHALLENGE DACA INITIATIVE
Posted on 29 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, July 28, 2017 - "A threat by the State of Texas to amend a lawsuit to include a belated challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative should be thrown out on the grounds that the original lawsuit is not related... Read More

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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

What Happens When The 'Bad Hombres' Are ICE Agents? - Sandra Hernandez
Posted on 27 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sandra Hernandez, MALDEF, Feb. 26, 2017 - "Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it is just doing its job, Americans should take a closer look at what is happening. With an executive order signed in his first week in office, President... Read More

Day Laborer Victory in Texas: Jornaleros v. League City
Posted on 20 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 was tried to the court on September 24-28, 2012. The parties consented to the jurisdiction of this magistrate judge for all purposes, including final judgment (Dkt. 18). At issue is League City's... Read More

MALDEF Files Lawsuit Challenging Texas Immigrant Harboring Law
Posted on 26 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Jan. 25, 2016 - " MALDEF filed a legal challenge to Texas House Bill 11's immigrant harboring provision, which targets workers at immigrant shelters and landlords who rent to undocumented immigrants. HB 11 creates a new felony offense... Read More

MALDEF President Thomas A. Saenz Reflects on U.S. v. Texas
Posted on 1 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, July 1, 2016 - "President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Foundation (MALDEF) Thomas A. Saenz, whose recent U.S. Supreme Court argument on behalf of immigrant mothers underscored the human impact of... Read More

DACA Recipient Sues Insurance Giant Northwestern Mutual
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A class action lawsuit accuses insurer Northwestern Mutual of illegally rejecting qualified non-U.S. citizen job candidates without permanent resident visas, a legal team of Outten & Golden LLP and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education... 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