Immigrant Rights

Judge Orders Compliance with the Voting Rights Act for Spanish Speaking Voters Before 2018 Midterms in Florida

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.
 

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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