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 in the State Senate and Assembly, they are poised to enact landmark legislation to overhaul the state’s criminal legal system in ways that will also have profound impacts on immigrant communities.
Roxana Santos, an LJP client, was detained by ICE and faced a deportation. The judge handling the case provided an extention on an order that prevents her deportation.
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 hold the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department liable for racial profiling and illegally arresting her. During this period, Santos has regularly kept all of her regularly scheduled immigration check-in appointments.
A Salvadoran mother and activist who successfully sued a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a routine check-in.
Oyster Bay Town officials are planning new restrictions on day laborers after two court decisions declared previous limitations unconstitutional. LatinoJustice sued Oyster Bay for violating Day Laborer organizer rights and will remain vigilant for any further violations.
Yesterday, President Trump doubled down on his assault on our communities by calling for an end to Birthright Citizenship. Below is a statement in English and Spanish from Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
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 County Sheriff’s Office based upon a civil immigration warrant.
Tallahassee, FL- Voting rights advocates applaud the ruling from Judge Walker ordering compliance with Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act which requires voting and election materials and assistance be provided to U.S. Citizen voters educated in Spanish in Puerto Rico. Today’s decision recognizes the growing presence of Puerto Rican voters and their right to fully participate in elections that would impact their future.
Immigrants’ rights case challenging Suffolk County’s Sheriff’s department on unconstitutional detainer practices, a key component of the federal administration’s attempts to dismantle basic constitutional rights.
Worker’s rights class action suit defending more than 200 immigrant workers summarily discharged without advance written notice in violation of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act.