Monday, July 14th, 2014

Texas GOP’s secret anti-Hispanic plot: Smoking gun emails revealed

*Meanwhile … away from the border and the crisis that’s nudged all other issues important to Latinos to the sidelines, a precedent setting lawsuit began toady in Texas. At stake is the right of Latinos voters to elect representatives of their choosing. A possible outcome could be a change in the way electoral districts are

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Citizens and Immigrants Allege Abuse by Border Patrol

By Ignacio Torres, NBCLatino A group of U.S. Citizens and undocumented immigrants filed a series of lawsuits on Tuesday claiming abuse by Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agents around the country. Groups like Americans for Immigrant Justice and the American Immigration...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Texas GOP Used Redistricting To Destroy Latino Voting Power

Before I launch into a discussion of the recently completed redistricting trial in San Antonio let me give you a bit of information concerning the sections of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) that pertain to Latinos. Besides the language...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Rick Perry’s Voter Legislation Disenfranchises Latino Voters

By Rebecca Acuña, Dep. Political Director for Base Outreach for the Texas Democratic Party The 82nd legislative session began on a precipice of disaster. Absent of the federal stimulus dollars on which Governor Perry relied in 2009,...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Obama Admin Challenges Alabama’s Anti-Latino Law

Yesterday the Department of Justice announced a lawsuit against the State of Alabama for its anti-Latino law that not only requires police to inquire about immigration status and penalizing employers hiring people without papers, but also requires...

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Civil Rights Groups Challenge Alabama Immigration Law

The Alabama immigration law hailed as the toughest anti-immigrant measure in the nation is being challenged in court by a coalition of civil rights groups. The group, which includes the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Civil Rights Groups Take Georgia Immigration Law To Court

Georgia’s anti-immigrant law inspired by Arizona’s SB 1070 is facing a lawsuit from several civil rights groups that oppose the measure calling it “hate rhetoric.” The groups that have banded together and filed a class action lawsuit...