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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

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 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

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

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

Tags: daca , MALDEF , lawsuit , dapa , Texas

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

Court Enjoins Arizona's Driver License Limitation
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was wrong to bar some young immigrants from receiving driver’s licenses, a panel of federal judges ruled today. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division to end its policy... 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

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