Support the DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For close to ten years, MALDEF and other organizations have pushed to make the DREAM Act (the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) into a reality. Earlier this year, the Migration Policy Institute estimated that roughly 825,000 immigrants would benefit from the Act. According to recent research from UCLA, a… Continue reading Support the DREAM Act

Drop the I-word

Definition of Illegal(s): a damaging word that divides and dehumanizes communities and is used to discriminate against immigrants and people of color. The I-Word is shorthand for illegal alien, illegal immigrant and other harmful racially charged terms. About the I-Word Campaign The I-Word Campaign represents a broad spectrum of individuals and communities from across the… Continue reading Drop the I-word

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Learn How You Can Apply to Serve on the Commission and Ensure the Commission Reflects the Diversity of Our State In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 11, creating California’s first-ever citizens redistricting commission. The 14-member commission is responsible for drawing the state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts. The legislative lines drawn by the… Continue reading The California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Civil Rights Groups Sue Homeland Security in Response to Growing Complaints of Harassment at U.S. Borders

The Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for denying access to public records on the questioning and searches of travelers at U.S. borders. Filed under the Freedom of Information Act, the suit responds to growing complaints by U.S. citizens and immigrants… Continue reading Civil Rights Groups Sue Homeland Security in Response to Growing Complaints of Harassment at U.S. Borders