Friday, October 18, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Renew Fight Against Arizona Immigration Law

Several civil rights groups are continuing the fight against Arizona’s tough immigration law by filing new requests to block the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070, which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the […]

Guest Blogger: Arturo Vargas “Reaching the Finish Line”

Imagine that you are standing on a track, about to run toward a distant finish line.  Suddenly, a wall appears between you and the finish line, and then another, and yet another after that. Over the course of the past decade, states have raced each other to construct more and higher walls in the way […]

Civil Rights Leader Being Considered for Top CA Judicial Post

The Los Angeles Times, today, is reporting that Tom Saenz, the president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), is being considered by CA Gov. Jerry Brown for a position on the state’s Supreme Court. Brown must appoint a successor to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, the […]

Republicans Introduce Measures to Deny Citizenship under 14th Amendment

Republican Senators David Vitter of Louisiana and Rand Paul of Kentucky, have introduced a measure to change the 14th Amendment of the constitution calling for an to end automatic citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants, unless one parent is a US citizen, a legal immigrant, an active member of the armed forces or a […]