Immigration Law

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawsuit Filed by U.S. Citizen Against S. Carolina re Tuition
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, MALDEF filed Rocha Herrera v. Finan in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Spartanburg Division, against the board members of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, asserting that they violate the Fourteenth... Read More