“We wanted to make sure the response really came from Puerto Rico and not from abroad. In order for it to be a sustainable model, it really had to be Puerto Rican lawyers here who could respond to not only this hurricane but future...
Juan testified in front of the New Jersey legislature in support of a bill in New Jersey that would restore voting rights for people currently with a record, on parole and currently incarcerated.
Recently the Puerto Rican Department of Labor announced the expansion of Disaster Unemployment Assistance and we partnered with National Employment Law Project (NELP) and Ayuda Legal Huracan Maria to help share this information.
Roxana Santos, an LJP client, was detained by ICE and faced a deportation. The judge handling the case provided an extention on an order that prevents her deportation.
This article outlines ways that foundations are mobilizing to help protect voting rights and how one of those initiatives supports LatinoJustice's Voter Protection initiative.
A Salvadoran mother and activist who successfully sued a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a routine check-in.