Immigrant Rights

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Applauds Federal Court Decision Dismissing GreenLight Law Legal Challenge

New York, NY –  Friday, Judge Elizabeth Wolford of the Federal District Court for the Western District of New York issued a 32-page Decision and Order dismissing Erie County’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionally of New York’s newly enacted Green Light Law which would permit non-citizen residents to obtain a drivers’ license in the case of Kearns v. Cuomo et al. Judge Wolford dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds noting that Kearns as a county clerk failed to establish requisite legal standing to challenge the GreenLight Law.

Adverse Court Ruling Highlights Importance of Centering the Immigrant Experience in NYS Driver’s License Case

New York, NY – The Federal District Court for the Western District of New York on Wednesday issued a decision denying without prejudice a motion by the New York Immigration Coalition, Rural & Migrant Ministry, Hispanic Federation, and four individual non-citizen residents of New York to intervene in defense of a lawsuit brought by the Erie County Clerk challenging New York’s newly enacted Green Light Law which would permit non-citizen residents to obtain a drivers’ license in the case of Kearns v. Cuomo et al. LatinoJustice PRLDEF and Arnold & Porter represent the proposed intervenors.

Immigrants and Advocates File Motion to Intervene to Defend New Driver's Licenses Legislation in Erie County vs. New York State lawsuit

The motion Presents the Experiences of Immigrant Community Members in the Fight to Defend Driver’s Licenses for All Immigrant New Yorkers

CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, cperez@latinojustice.org, 212-739-7581; Su Patel, NYIC, press@nyic.org, 917-940-6402

Statement Condemning the Shooting in El Paso and the Hateful Rhetoric that Led to The Attack

This rhetoric takes form as official policy carried out by the CBP and ICE; is fueled by the dehumanizing, hate-filled speeches and tweets of President Trump. It is given further impetus by the enabling cowardice of GOP leadership; and used by the white nationalists who take the words of the president and the failure to condemn that speech as a green light. And it must STOP.

Take Action - Oppose HUD Rule Change That Could Make 25k Mixed Status Families Homeless

Housing and Urban Development is considering a rule change that could make roughly 25,000 Mixed status families homeless unless you take action. HUD is proposing a rule that would require verification of eligible immigration status for every leaseholder who is receiving public assistance for housing. This proposed rule change ignores the family who would suffer while also putting an undue burden on a population who is already struggling to cover expenses for the household.

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