Protecting Immigrants’ Rights
Throughout our history, we’ve been on the frontlines of some of the most important legal battles to protect immigrants’ rights, taking on unconstitutional federal, state, and local measures including California’s Proposition 187, Arizona’s SB 1070, and more recent restrictions in Texas in SB 4. We’ve challenged unlawful detention and raids, fought to protect the right of day laborers to seek work, and defended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative that offers temporary relief to young immigrants brought to this country as children.
Today, MALDEF continues to work to eliminate barriers that prevent immigrants from achieving full integration into society, and to target private anti-immigrant discriminators as well.
A Latino civil rights organization filed a class-action lawsuit last week against a Central California credit union for unlawfully denying a loan to a DACA recipient on the basis of her immigration status instead of her credit-worthiness. MALDEF (Mexican American...
Oakland, CA - A Latino civil rights organization filed a federal class-action lawsuit Friday against a credit union for unlawfully denying a home equity loan to a DACA recipient based on his immigration status. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational...
SPOKANE, Wash. – A Latino civil rights organization is suing a Spokane, Washington-based credit union for unlawfully denying DACA recipients financial services based on their immigration status. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and Roger M....
LOS ANGELES – Today, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) filed a notice of appeal in a case involving the legality of DACA.
HOUSTON, Texas – A federal judge in Texas ruled today that a Biden Administration rule issued in 2022 that formalized Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is unlawful.
LAS VEGAS – A federal lawsuit challenging the City of Las Vegas’s use of immigration detainers has been expanded to include U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to papers filed Tuesday.
(TAMPA, FLA.) – A Latino civil rights organization is suing a Florida credit union for discriminating against a woman who was denied a credit card solely because of her immigration status, according to documents filed in federal court Tuesday.
(NEW ORLEANS) – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled, in the case challenging the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that the case should return to the trial court for further consideration. In the meantime, DACA will continue for current DACA recipients.
LAS VEGAS – A Latino civil rights organization is suing a Nevada credit union for its discriminatory policy of denying financial services to certain immigrants because of their status.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – According to court documents, a federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Texas Secretary of State to release records about a state program that claims to identify non-U.S. citizens on the voter rolls.