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LatinoJustice Decries the Lifting of the Nationwide Injunction on the “Public Charge” rule

CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, cperez[@], 212-739-7581

LatinoJustice Applauds Second Federal Court Decision Dismissing Lawsuit Seeking to Challenge NY’s GreenLight Law

LatinoJustice is Monitoring Upstate County Clerk’s Processing of Immigrant New Yorkers Applications for Drivers Licenses to Ensure Compliance with the Law

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.

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, [email protected], 212-739-7581; Su Patel, NYIC, [email protected], 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.

LatinoJustice Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Ruling Blocking the Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, [email protected], 212-739-7581

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.

Immigrant Rights Organizations Sue DHS to Release Agency Records About ICE’s Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office

Today, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and New York Immigration Coalition filed a Federal Court Complaint in the Southern District of New York to force the Trump Administration to respond to a November 2017 FOIA requesting documents detailing the policies, procedures, objectives and financial records for the Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE) office.  The Federal government has to date failed to provide any of the requested records and information.

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