From Plyler to DACA

Laying the Foundations for Greater Educational Equity and Protections for Undocumented Students​

Plyler v. Doe

Commemorating the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that guaranteed the public school house would remain open to all children, including undocumented kids.​​

Defending DACA

The Trump administration tried to shut down DACA. MALDEF is helping ensure its continuation. We’re proud to represent DACA recipients in court.

Our History

MALDEF has been fighting for Latino civil rights since 1968. Our battle for the nation’s ideals and America's future continues.

Scholarships

Our free Scholarship Resource Guide is packed with information for students, parents and teachers on applying for scholarships.

Voting Rights: A New Approach

Practice-Based Preclearance: Protecting Against Tactics Persistently Used to Silence Minority Communities’ Votes

From Plyler to DACA

Laying the Foundations for Greater Educational Equity and Protections for Undocumented Students​

Plyler v. Doe

Commemorating the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that guaranteed the public school house would remain open to all children, including undocumented kids.​​

Defending DACA

The Trump administration tried to shut down DACA. MALDEF is helping ensure its continuation. We’re proud to represent DACA recipients in court.

Our History

MALDEF has been fighting for Latino civil rights since 1968. Our battle for the nation’s ideals and America's future continues.

Scholarships

Our free Scholarship Resource Guide is packed with information for students, parents and teachers on applying for scholarships.

Voting Rights: A New Approach

Practice-Based Preclearance: Protecting Against Tactics Persistently Used to Silence Minority Communities’ Votes

About MALDEF

MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Our commitment is to protect and defend the rights of all Latinos living in the United States and the constitutional rights of all Americans.

Working Towards Justice

Areas of Work

Education
Employment
Immigrants’ Rights
Voting Rights
Access to Justice