Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Type: Organization
Name: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

A New Agenda for Texas’ Hispanic-Majority Schools

The Latino Coalition for Educational Equity's press conference outside the Texas Senate in February 2013. Patricia Lopez, who led research on the new education survey, is third from left.In February 2013, while Texas lawmakers kicked around major changes ... [Published Texas Observer - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Texas Appleseed, MALDEF file complaint against League City immigrant ban

LEAGUE CITY, TX – League City’s move to ban undocumented immigrant children from seeking asylum there may have been only a symbolic one, but now the feds are taking notice.The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Texas Appleseed, a ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare

( )Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist ... [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children: Young Refugees are seeking protection, but some communities are afraid

Gov. Rick PerryDriving west on I-10 in El Paso many years ago, I saw a woman and young boy – he couldn't have been more than 6 – hop across the railing about 30 feet ahead of me and bolt across four lanes of interstate. The mother and child were clearly ... [Published Austin Chronicle - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Groups file complaint against Texas city that banned refugee housing | Reuters

4:20pm EDT (Reuters) - Immigration rights groups filed a federal complaint on Tuesday against a Texas city they said violated civil rights laws by placing a ban on housing and processing facilities for Central Americans seeking refugee status after fleeing ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Civil Rights Act used to defend immigrants

A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed , a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund ( MALDEF ... [Published MSNBC - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Federal complaint challenges Texas town's new ban on housing any border kids

Civil rights groups filed a federal complaint Tuesday challenging a Texas city’s ban on providing housing to “refugees” or foreigners such as the Central American children who’ve been turning themselves in at the border.The complaint against an ordinance ... [Published Yahoo! News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

CHUMLEY: Border stage set for civil rights-type uprisings

With Attorney General Eric Holder at the legal helm, and a pro-amnesty chief executive in the White House, it’s hard to know how this whole border fiasco is going to end — and specifically, whether peace will prevail. Mr. Holder’s already defined the ... [Published Washington Times - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Suit challenges Bellflower voting system

BELLFLOWER — A civil rights group filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the city of Bellflower of violating residents’ voting rights by electing City Council members with an at-large system instead of carving the city into districts.The lawsuit by the Mexican ... [Published Wave Newspapers - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Brenda Penny Elected Superior Court Commissioner

Metropolitan News-EnterpriseMonday, July 14, 2014Page 1 By a MetNews Staff WriterCulver City attorney Brenda Penny has been elected a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner, Presiding Judge David Wesley informed judicial officers Friday.Penny, a former ... [Published Metropolitan News-Enterprise - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Yonkers man denied internship despite having work permit issued by Obama

A Yonkers man was denied an internship after his prospective employer found out he had been an undocumented immigrant, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court.Northwestern Mutual was on the verge of hiring Ruben ... [Published New York Daily News - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Arizona Can't Deny Immigrants Driver's Licenses, Court Rules

Arizona’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to people who came to the U.S. illegally as children was blocked by a federal appeals court in San Francisco, which said the measure is probably unconstitutional.The policy most likely violates equal protection ... [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 08 2014]

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"Cities can’t accept federal funds, and then use them to discriminate,” she said. “As complainants, we ask HUD to immediately initiate an investigation, require community-wide compliance, and put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vulnerable children.”"
...challenge to educate, and because of tough regulations already imposed on the industry, the industry has created strong student support mechanisms. "For-profits know within 10 minutes when a student hasn't gone to class so they can figure out why" Gates said, according to Inside Higher Ed
"The city of McAllen is in recovery from Hurricane Dolly, and they've been extraordinarily proactive and compassionate, and have really reached out to protect these children" she said
In one brief, law enforcement officials wrote, "Bias-based policing is not only ineffective, it is counterproductive to law enforcement goals. For law enforcement to function effectively, local police must form bonds with the communities they serve.  Bias-based policing methods undermine that goal.”"

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A New Agenda for Texas’ Hispanic-Majority Schools [Published Texas Observer - Jul 29 2014]
Texas Appleseed, MALDEF file complaint against ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Jul 26 2014]
League City resolution challenged [Published Bay Area Citizen - Jul 26 2014]
Post-Corinthian: Gates, Gingrich, Graham, Fake ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 25 2014]
Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children: ... [Published Austin Chronicle - Jul 24 2014]
Groups file complaint against Texas city that b... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Civil Rights Act used to defend immigrants [Published MSNBC - Jul 22 2014]
Federal complaint challenges Texas town's new b... [Published Yahoo! News - Jul 22 2014]
Texas Appleseed and MALDEF file federal complai... [Published Bay Area Citizen - Jul 22 2014]
CHUMLEY: Border stage set for civil rights-type... [Published Washington Times - Jul 21 2014]
Suit challenges Bellflower voting system [Published Wave Newspapers - Jul 18 2014]
Brenda Penny Elected Superior Court Commissioner [Published Metropolitan News-Enterprise - Jul 14 2014]
Leading Groups Stand Strong With American Musli... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 11 2014]
As teacher pay lags, attrition and class size grow [Published KDBC Channel 4 - Jul 11 2014]
Yonkers man denied internship despite having wo... [Published New York Daily News - Jul 10 2014]
Merced voters to decide on by-district elections [Published Merced Sun-Star - Jul 09 2014]
Arizona Can't Deny Immigrants Driver's Licenses... [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 08 2014]
We Still Need the Voting Rights Act [Published Huffington Post - Jun 25 2014]
Balloting Underway for Superior Court Commissioner [Published Metropolitan News-Enterprise - Jun 25 2014]
LULAC sues Texas over learning English in schools [Published La Prensa - Jun 25 2014]
What Happens To Liberalism When Government Is B... [Published Think Progress - Jun 23 2014]
Santa Maria District Election Attempt Loses in ... [Published Santa Barbara Independent - Jun 20 2014]
Lawsuit should be a wake-up call [Published Denton Record-Chronicle - Jun 16 2014]
New Report Finds Urgent Need for Fix to Combat ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jun 12 2014]
2 SA districts sued over ESL programs [Published KSAT 12 - Jun 12 2014]
Pasadena City Council votes 5-4 to approve new ... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Apr 22 2014]
South Carolina Agrees to Permanently Block Key ... [Published Think Progress - Mar 04 2014]
Albuquerque Mexican-American leader Casso dies [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Feb 26 2014]
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Pro bono law morphs into left-wing lawfare [Published Power Line - Jul 25 2014]
(Paul Mirengoff) Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting ...
What Happens To Liberalism When Government Is B... [Published Think Progress - Jun 23 2014]
“We’re going backwards,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a gathering of liberal attorneys at the annual American Constitution Society (ACS) convention Thursday evening. “With the rising cost of education,” Sotomayor explained, “there’s a lot more kids, ...
New Report Finds Urgent Need for Fix to Combat ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jun 12 2014]
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than five months before Election Day, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and National Hispanic ...
South Carolina Agrees to Permanently Block Key ... [Published Think Progress - Mar 04 2014]
CREDIT: AP The state of South Carolina has agreed to permanently block key provisions of an anti-immigration law that would have made life difficult for undocumented immigrants. In a settlement reached on Monday with civil rights organizations, the ...
ACLU Pushes for Taser Ban in Texas Public Schools [Published Breitbart Feed - Feb 18 2014]
The Texas American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is  calling for  "affirmative steps to end the use of tasers and pepper spray on students" in public schools.  In a letter to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the ACLU cited an incident surrounding ...
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