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Immigration Non-Decision Reflects Multiple Cases of Government Inaction

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Thomas A. Saenz

In a short June 23 order, the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of millions that the justices would overturn the injunction blocking implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Three Mothers Are Fighting For Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants At The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For about 10 minutes next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear from several million undocumented immigrants, all of them potential ben...

When It Comes To Voting, Conservatives Want Some People To Count More Than Others

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The same conservatives who succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act last year are now attacking the principle of one person, one vote. The purpose of both maneuvers is the same, to help Republicans win elections by diluting or suppressing Democratic votes, in particular the votes of black and brown people.

Roque Planas

Women's Group Demands Investigation Into Rape Allegations At Detention Center | Roque Planas | Posted 10.31.2014 | Latino Voices

A women’s rights group is demanding that the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights investigate allegations of sexual abuse at a...

Shame on Texas PTA for Supporting Lower Expectations

David Hinojosa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
David Hinojosa

It is clear that requiring Algebra II for all Texas graduates is in the best interest of the youth of this state: for their future and that of Texas. TLEC calls on local PTAs to make their voices heard and demand that its statewide organization reverse its position supporting lower expectations.

Federal Reform Must Bar State and Local Regulation of Immigration

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Thomas A. Saenz

The major impact of the law has been to prevent many non-Latino citizens -- most likely the elderly, the young, and others less likely to have the requisite documents readily at hand -- from registering.

Ask Texas Why We Need The Voting Rights Act

NBC Latino | Sandra Lilley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on the Voting Rights Act, a group of Latino legislators and legal rights groups in Texas sai...

MALDEF's Latino State Of The Union

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

The November election changed the nation’s thinking of the Latino community, said Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel for the Mexican Ame...

MALDEF Wins Case Against Texas

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.06.2013 | Latino Voices

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has won a pivotal court case against the State of Texas regarding inadequate school f...

With Historic Desegregation Plan, Will Tucson Reinstate Mexican American Studies? Interview With Co-Founder Sean Arce

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
Jeff Biggers

The next three days in Tucson could set the stage for one of the most important education revivals in the nation.

Janell Ross

Federal Court Rules Texas Plotted to Discriminate Against Latino Voters | Janell Ross | Posted 08.29.2012 | Latino Voices

The map of congressional districts drawn up by Texas elected officials just after the 2010 census was not only illegitimate and illegal, but designed ...

Elise Foley

Civil Rights Groups Keep Up Legal Fight Against SB 1070 | Elise Foley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1994, Thomas Saenz was just a few years out of Yale Law School when one of the most high-profile immigration law fights erupted in Ca...

Courting Asian Voters

Heath Brown | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The number of Asians in the country is on the rise. Will this group of voters be courted by candidates to the same extent as other constituencies?

Janell Ross

Latino Birth Rate Rises And Creates Complicated Political Fight | Janell Ross | Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices

In the 1940s, when Monica Cruz's grandfather tried to register to vote, officials in Los Fresnos, the small South Texas town where he lived, demanded ...

Dave Jamieson

Burger King Worker Claims He Was Fired Due To HIV | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Latino Voices

A former manager of several Burger King restaurants in Virginia has accused the fast-food company of firing him because he's HIV-positive, according t...

Busboy At The Ivy Says He Was Fired Because He's HIV Positive

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.30.2012 | Los Angeles

38-year-old Reymundo Martinez became HIV positive a few months after he started working as a busboy for The Ivy, a Beverly Hills-adjacent restaurant p...

Kennedy Center Honors Out Of Touch With American Latinos

Felix Sanchez | Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts
Felix Sanchez

It's time for the Kennedy Center Honors to carry forward the legacy of the family name extended in the Kennedy Center Honors, by also acknowledging and including the artistic contributions made by American Latinos.

LIVEBLOG: Lobato v. State Of Colorado - Closing Arguments

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.17.2011 | Denver

Lobato v. State of Colorado may be one of Colorado's most provocative education lawsuits in history. It raises the question: Is the state's system of ...

Projected Latino Prominence Should Play Greater Role in Lifetime Judicial Appointments

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas A. Saenz

While this administration is addressing the underrepresentation of minority group members on the federal bench, the failure to include the nation's largest minority group, in that effort is inexplicable.

Arizona's Immigration Bill and Korea: Adopting a failed precedent

Michael Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Solis

The bill that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently signed into law would create the kind of atmosphere that already exists in Korea -- racially profiling resulting in human rights violations.

The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

(Originally posted on Yes Magazine) Earlier this month, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the nation in support of immigrati...

Three Major Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against Arizona Immigration Law

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Major civil rights group filed a new lawsuit Monday in an effort to block Arizona's upcoming law targeting illegal immigration. The Ameri...

The Census: Learning to Count Decade by Decade

Suyapa Portillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Suyapa Portillo

One of the glaring omissions in the Census survey is an option for individuals to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

After Fatal Beating, Racial Tension, and Police Corruption, Shenandoah Inches toward Justice

John Amaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Amaya

In the case of the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez, a federal grand jury recently delivered indictments that included the commission of a hate crime, obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and extortion.

2010 U.S. Census? Count me in to Bring Home the Money, Honey

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

An unintended consequence of the national war on illegal immigration is that a historically fractured community can come together as a cohesive group to enact change for itself.