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Supreme Court Weakens Civil Rights Statute that Protects Against Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
The Supreme Court's decision continues a pattern of making race claims more difficult to bring at the pleading stage of litigation. LatinoJustice PRLDEF joined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and others...SEE MORE >>

Date: March 24, 2020
Location: New York, NY

Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens Win Right to Transfer Their Driver’s Licenses in Georgia
CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, , 212-739-7581 / Hannah Riley, , 470-867-7530 (Atlanta, GA) – Kenneth Cabán Gonzalez, a U.S. citizen born and raised in Puerto Rico...SEE MORE >>

Date: February 10, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA

LatinoJustice Decries the Lifting of the Nationwide Injunction on the “Public Charge” rule
CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, cperez[@], 212-739-7581 New York, NY – Earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the “Public...SEE MORE >>

Date: January 27, 2020
Location: New York, NY

Latina Hotel Worker Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit for $135,000
CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, , 212-739-7581 Brookhaven, NY – Betsabe Cunya, a housekeeper at Hampton Inn Long Island-Brookhaven, recently settled her lawsuit against her former...SEE MORE >>

Date: January 23, 2020
Location: New York, NY

U.S. Government Must Prioritize Health of People in Vieques While Engaged in Cleanup Efforts of Military Toxins
New York, NY– LatinoJustice PRLDEF submitted a public comment in May to the U.S. Navy detailing the ongoing health concerns of residents in Vieques affected by the Navy’s continued use of open-air...SEE MORE >>

Date: July 10, 2019
Location: New York, NY

Georgia DDS Discriminates Against Puerto Rican Driver’s License Applicant
CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, , 212-739-7581; Hannah Riley, Southern Center for Human Rights, , 470-867-7530 Georgia DDS Retains Government...SEE MORE >>

Date: July 02, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA