October 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) on Thursday filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement alleging widespread sexual abuse and harassment taking place at the immigration family detention center of Karnes City, ...[read more]
December 26, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 26, 2006, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) filed suit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas to block enforcement of a town ordinance passed by the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch. ...[read more]
April 24, 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni
Two Latino advocacy groups say they plan to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona's new immigration law, alleging it permits racial profiling. SB 1070, signed into law Friday by Governor Jan Brewer, permits police to question the immigration status of suspected illegal immigrants. Official... ...[read more]
December 13, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A coalition of civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), filed a new federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging an Arizona law aimed at preventing employers from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. US... ...[read more]
August 30, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A federal judge Wednesday rejected several claims in a legal challenge to Arizona's voter ID law filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), including a claim that the ID law amounted to an unconstitutional poll tax. Judge Roslyn Silver ruled that the fees associate... ...[read more]
May 22, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas (ACLU-Texas) won a temporary restraining order from the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas Monday, blocking the enforcement of an anti-illegal immigration city ...[read more]
December 26, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Two civil rights groups filed suit in federal court Tuesday to block enforcement of a town ordinance passed in November by the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch requiring apartment renters to show proof of US residency and penalizing landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. The ACLU of Texas, in ...[read more]
November 4, 2006
by Caitlin Price
The ACLU, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and other rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday attempting to block an ordinance in Escondido, California, designed to prevent landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. In October, Escondido lawmakers approved the ...[read more]

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