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Solis’ PRIDE Act Ensures English Language Learners Succeed

This bill has the support of numerous organizations including National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national civil rights and advocacy organization in the nation and the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI).

Nevada Coalition to End the Death Penalty and ACLU of Nevada Request Stay of Scheduled Execution

Citing a precedent where Nevada stayed an execution while waiting for the United States Supreme Court to act, the letter urges Nevada to once again wait for the Court to rule before executing William Castillo. The letter states, "[w]e urge you to exercise [the] authority [to stay the execution] in the name of justice and out of respect for the highest court in our land."

World Bank Assistance Strategy Projects Up To $240 Million To Nicaragua Over Five Years

“With a record of sound macroeconomic policy, Nicaragua has the potential and resources to grow its way out of poverty,” said Jane Armitage, Country Director for Nicaragua at the World Bank. “Through this new strategy, our aim is help Nicaragua build a stronger economy and improve social equity and opportunity for all.”

Latino Community Mourns the Loss of the Hon. Albert Armendariz Sr.

“The best way to honor Judge Armendariz’s life is to carry on his work for justice and equality.  Today’s generation of Latino leaders will make Judge Armendariz’s vision a reality,” stated  MALDEF President and General Counsel, John Trasviña.

Albert Armendariz Sr. Known For Being a Passionate Advocate of Civil Rights Dies

Mr. Armendariz is best remembered in 1954, while serving as president of LULAC, Armendariz helped argue Hernandez vs. the State of Texas, a landmark case that established Latinos as a distinct class entitled to protection under the 14th Amendment.

National Latino Congreso Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling on U.S. Congress to Stop Signing New Trade Agreements

The resolution specifically condemns national lawmakers who are attempting to push anti-immigrant legislation while continuing to push for expansion of trade and economic policies that force families to emigrate in the first place.    More than 1,000 Latino leaders present applauded the passage of the resolution, calling it an important step towards addressing the obvious link between current U.S. trade and economic policies, and migration.<

U.S. Labor Department Ignored Rampant Worker Abuses in Post-Katrina New Orleans

The SPLC, which has spoken with more than 1,000 Gulf Coast workers as part of its outreach, advocacy and litigation, found that the majority did not receive overtime pay, despite the fact that many worked 80 to 100 hours per week. Many said they were sometimes not paid at all.

Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States

Under the current system, called the H-2 program, employers brought about 121,000 guestworkers into the United States in 2005 — approximately 32,000 for agricultural work and another 89,000 for jobs in forestry, seafood processing, landscaping, construction and other non-agricultural industries.

Film Industry Honors Mexican Deputy Prosecutor for Commitment to Anti-Piracy Act

 “We are thrilled to recognize the arduous work that Muñoz Vázquez has conducted over the years against piracy.  As chief of the specialized unit of the Office of the Attorney General dedicated to fighting this crime, he has injected boundless energy into combating the actions of those who profit financially from the hard work and creativity of others,” said Steve Solot, Senior Vice President for Latin American Operations of the Motion Picture Association.

Four Conspirators Sentenced in Scheme to Transport Hundred of Prostitutes in Maryland

Judge Williams sentenced Manuel Jandres, age 40, of Germantown today, to 15 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release; Eliazor Aparicio, age 31, of Wheaton, on Tuesday, October 9, to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to transport prostitutes; Elsy Aparicio, age 35, of Gaithersburg, on Wednesday to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to transport prostitutes and for  money launde

Former staff attorney returns to make strides toward Latino civil rights

 “Nancy Ramirez brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to civil rights causes that fundamentally define the future of Latinos and California.  With Nancy Ramirez at the helm, MALDEF is primed to expand our efforts here in Los Angeles and throughout the ninth-circuit,” said John Trasviña, MALDEF President and General Counsel.