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A Newly Progressive Senate To Support Sweeping Criminal Justice & Immigration Reform Platform
On Thursday, New York State lawmakers announced their support for sweeping changes to the laws and institutions that are most oppressive to New York’s communities of color. With decisive majorities...SEE MORE >>


Date: February 11, 2019
Location: New York, NY

ICE Detains and Moves to Deport Mom of 4 and Civil Rights Hero
On January 8th, the Baltimore ICE field office took Roxana Orellana Santos into custody to prepare for deportation. Today’s action comes amid over a decade of litigation in which Santos sought to...SEE MORE >>


Date: January 09, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Decries the First Step Act for Continuing Past Mistakes That Disproportionately Criminalize our Communities
Congress has sought to address the broken criminal justice system that disproportionately criminalizes our communities, but the proposed reforms continue to carve out the most vulnerable populations...SEE MORE >>


Date: December 20, 2018

Judge Finds that Frederick County and Sheriff Liable for Illegal Arrest of Latina Immigrant Resident for “Eating While Brown”
Maryland Federal District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake has ruled that Frederick County and the Frederick County Sheriff is liable for the October 2008 illegal arrest of a resident by the Frederick...SEE MORE >>


Date: September 28, 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD

National Poll Shows Latinos Are Concerned About Police Violence, Feel Less Safe Under Trump But Insist on Increased Spending on Rehabilitation Instead of More Funding for Prisons or Police
Contact: Christiaan Perez, 212-739-7513, communications@latinojustice.org To see the powerpoint by Latino Decisions on this you can click here and to see the excel sheet with all of the data, click...SEE MORE >>


Date: January 10, 2017
Location: New York, NY