LatinoJustice PRLDEF Says Senior Counsel Employee Who Pretended to Be Colombian and Puerto Rican Has Resigned

The organization’s about section no longer lists Natasha Bannan as an employee of the organization.

  • Jan 10, 2021
  • 10:44 AM

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Issues Statement on SCOTUS SB 1070 Decision

Here is what LatinoJustice PRLDEF had to say about today's Supreme Court decision on Arizona v. United States:   The Court found that the provisions that made it a crime for non-citizens who are unlawfully present in the United States to work in Arizona; criminalized working in Arizona without federal work authorization; and authorized local […]

  • Jun 25, 2012
  • 11:59 AM

Supreme Court: Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board Has ‘Sovereign Immunity’

On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Rico’s unelected fiscal control board has “sovereign immunity” and does not have to answer journalists’ requests for government documents.

  • May 12, 2023
  • 10:50 AM

Human Rights, Diaspora Groups Demand Investigation of Activist Shooting in Puerto Rico

Human rights groups and activists are demanding that Puerto Rican and U.S. authorities launch an investigation into the shooting of an environmental activist by private security personnel in the coastal town of Aguadilla on Sunday.

  • Feb 3, 2023
  • 1:21 PM

Rest in Power

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela speaks with Lourdes Rosado of LatinoJustice PRLDEF about the latest shocking example of police violence in Memphis and why the death of Tyre Nichols should be met with an equal measure of outrage by Black and Latino communities.

  • Feb 2, 2023
  • 5:49 PM

Hurricanes Don’t Discriminate, So Why Do Puerto Ricans Remain ‘Separate and Unequal’? (OPINION)

The Supreme Court now has a historic opportunity to begin taking apart the colonial framework undermining Puerto Rico by turning the page on the century-old Insular Cases and the legal precedent that has perpetuated systemic biases—and it should.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • 1:37 PM

American Samoans Ask Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Racist’ Insular Cases

A petition filed in April by American Samoans asks the Supreme Court to overturn a set of century-old rulings used to deny equal rights and federal benefits to the residents of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

On New York’s Highest Court, Unvaccinated Judge Rivera Learning the Price of Dissent (OPINION)

New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct is considering the removal of Associate Judge Jenny Rivera from the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, allegedly for “noncompliance” with vaccination policies issued during the pandemic.

  • May 24, 2022
  • 12:43 PM

60+ Organizations Call on DHS Secretary to End ICE’s Gang Prioritization

The letter calls on Alejandro Mayorkas and the Biden Administration to end the prioritization of persons for detention and deportation who are labeled as gang-affiliated.

  • Apr 1, 2021
  • 1:37 PM

Record Number of Latino Votes Already Cast in 2020

“Like the population overall, Latinos are turning out to vote early in record numbers,” said NALEO Educational Fund CEO Arturo Vargas.

  • Nov 3, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

WATCH: Latino Rebels Hosts Virtual Town Hall Answering Key Questions Latinos Have About the Census

Some of what was discussed included specifics about the government census and how this data is used to provide resources for local communities

  • Apr 3, 2020
  • 2:20 PM

80 Organizations Call on Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Board to Release Billions in Cash Reserve to Help During COVID-19 Crisis

“Not doing so could spell disaster for hundreds of thousands,” the letter said.

  • Mar 23, 2020
  • 11:55 AM

Georgia Settles Lawsuit Over Puerto Rican Driver’s Licenses

ATLANTA (AP) — Driver’s license applicants who want to exchange a Puerto Rican license for a Georgia license no longer have to take tests or meet other requirements not imposed on other U.S. citizens, according to a lawsuit settlement agreement.

  • Feb 10, 2020
  • 10:53 AM

The Story of How Puerto Ricans Got Denied Driver’s Licenses in Georgia

Latino Rebels Radio: December 22, 2019.

  • Dec 22, 2019
  • 8:35 PM

Georgia Department of Driver Services Takes First Steps in Securing Justice for Puerto Ricans Unlawfully Denied Driver’s Licenses

The firing and demotion of the senior officials came amid a report issued on December 17 by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation detailing “deficiencies in investigative procedures” that were inconsistent with DDS protocol.

  • Dec 18, 2019
  • 2:41 PM

Lawsuit Alleges That Georgia DDS Discriminates Against Puerto Rican Driver’s License Applicants

It has been over 600 days since Mr. Kenneth Cabán González applied for a Georgia driver’s license.

  • Jul 2, 2019
  • 12:58 PM

A Public Call to Congress: It’s Time to Hold Hearings on Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board

Signers are encouraging the Senate to hold a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to properly investigate the conflicts of interest on the body and the level of accountability and transparency achieved by the public agency.

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • 3:05 PM

Organizations File Lawsuit Against US Department of the Treasury for Withholding Information Related to the Fiscal Control Board

Plaintiffs filed their original request for information in 2017, stating the Department of the Treasury breached its legal obligation by not responding timely to a FOIA request, despite having admitted that it has located the documents.

  • May 23, 2019
  • 9:49 AM

Court Orders Expansion of Spanish Language Access in Florida for Upcoming Elections

“Access to voting shouldn’t stop because of a language barrier,” said Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida.

  • May 10, 2019
  • 4:07 PM

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