FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2020
For Immediate Release
July 22, 2020
For more information contact:
Rachel Cohen, [email protected], Immigrant Defense Project
Elianne Ramos, [email protected], LatinoJustice
Immigrant Defense Project Celebrates the Passage of the Protect Our Courts Act
New York State Legislature Passes Momentous Legislation: ICE Cannot Use Courts to Trap Immigrant New Yorkers
Last week, Trump issued an Executive Order to ban new immigrant visas in the United States for 60 days. The following is a statement from Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF:
LatinoJustice is Monitoring Upstate County Clerk’s Processing of Immigrant New Yorkers Applications for Drivers Licenses to Ensure Compliance with the Law
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.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27th, 2019
CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, [email protected], 212-739-7581