DACA

Amicus Submitted to Support DACA Program, Highlights Racial Animus in Recision

Statement of Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF on the collaboration between the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and LatinoJustice PRLDEF to support the DACA program and to highlight how the Trump Administration believes its executive decisions cannot be challenged in court even whey they are motivated by race.

LatinoJustice and DREAM Bar Association File Brief in Support of Proposed Utah Supreme Court Bar Admission Rule Change to Allow DACA and TPS Law School Graduates to Receive Law License

LatinoJustice’s brief urges Utah to follow California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Nebraska and Wyoming in granting law licenses to DACA and TPS law school graduates who otherwise meet the rigorous requirements for state bar admission. The two petitioners, Mary Doe and Jane Doe who graduated from Utah law schools, are both admitted to practice law in good standing in California, and reside in Utah, request the Supreme Court to adopt a new rule that would allow undocumented law graduates who otherwise meet the Utah standards for admission to receive their state law license.

US Government Relents and Will Swear in Latina Soldier Who Sued for Delaying Her Citizenship Application

A Latina soldier in the United States Army Reserve who sued the US Government for indefinitely delaying her citizenship application was sworn in today.

Ellen Da Silva was notified last week by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that she could take the oath of citizenship on March 20th. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had originally asked her to attend an additional interview on March 27th.

Cesar Vargas is Sworn in as One of NY’s First DACAmented Lawyers

Contact: Christiaan Perez, cperez@latinojustice.org, 212-739-7581
 
César Vargas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old and eventually graduated from law school, was sworn in as a lawyer today more than four years after passing the bar. Cesar was one of the first DREAMers to graduate from law school and apply for bar admission in New York State.
 

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