Friday, September 20, 2019

States sue the Trump Administration over Flores settlement

California is leading a nearly 20-state lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s abandonment of a long-standing rule governing how long migrant children can be detained. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced the suit at a press conference yesterday, marking nearly the 60th time California has taken legal action against the Trump […]

ACLU demands an investigation after ICE almost deports a US-born Marine

The ACLU is calling for an investigation after they say ICE improperly held a U.S. citizen and Marine veteran for possible deportation. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, was held in an ICE detention center for three days at immigration authorities’ request, according to a statement from the ACLU released yesterday. The decorated Marine lance corporal, who served […]

Supreme Court Hears Case for Voting Rights Act Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week involving the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Section 5 of the Act is being challenged by Shelby County, Alabama, saying that the provision was necessary in 1695 when there was voter suppression to African Americans, but that discrimination is “non-existent today.” Supporters of the protection of the Voting […]

California Latina Activist Receives Highest Civilian Honor

Yesterday, Sylvia Mendez, who at the age of eight became a key player in the fight to desegregate the nation’s public schools, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in Washington. When Mendez’s parents, a Mexican immigrant and his Puerto Rican wife, were barred in their attempt to enroll her and her […]

Federal Lawsuit Filed by Estate of Slain Immigrant in New York

A federal lawsuit filed on Monday in New York by the estate of an Ecuadorean immigrant murdered in 2008, alleges that the civil rights of the victim were violated by Suffolk County, its Police Department and other agencies by their failure to provide equal protection to Hispanics as whites. Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death […]