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ACLU, SEIU, SPLC, NILC, MALDEF, PRLDEF sue South Carolina over new immigration law - 10/12/11

Just as they have in other states, a coalition of far-left, illegal immigration-supporting groups have sued South Carolina over that state's new Arizona-style immigration law. The groups involved in this case are:

Supreme Court upholds 2007 Arizona immigration enforcement law; eVerify; losing: US Chamber, DOJ, Berman, NCLR, ADL, SPLC, AILA, SEIU, LULAC - 05/26/11

In a major victory for states that want to reduce illegal immigration, the US Supreme Court has upheld Arizona's 2007 "Legal Arizona Workers Act" employer enforcement law that requires the use of eVerify and that allows Arizona to pull the business licenses of companies that knowingly hire illegal aliens. Note that the 2007 law and the decision have no relation to Arizona's more recent immigration law. A Los Angeles Times article is here, and links to legal documents are here. Sonia Sotomayor voted in dissent; see her name's link. Those who opposed Arizona's law in court and who lost today...

Mari Del Carmen Aponte nominated Ambassador to El Salvador: NCLR, PRLDEF links; cleared of being Cuban spy - 12/21/09

Barack Obama has nominated Mari Del Carmen Aponte to be Ambassador to El Salvador:

Justice Department investigating Suffolk County (NY) Police (treatment of Latinos; follows SPLC report) - 10/08/09

Just over a month ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report alleging anti-Latino policing in Suffolk County (Long Island, New York). Now the Department of Justice has launched an investigation (link): Justice Department investigators “will seek to determine whether there are systemic violations of the Constitution or federal law” by the police, said Alejandro Miyar, a spokesman for the department. The agency notified Suffolk police authorities of the investigation on Sept. 30. The police commissioner, Richard Dormer, said in a telephone interview that he welcomed the federal...

NILC, ACLU, AILA, NCLR, Schey, hundreds more demand Obama ends 287g program - 08/27/09

Continuing their campaign against the 287g program, the American Civil Liberties Union - a group that is/was directly collaborating with the Mexican government - informs us that they and about 500 other groups have sent a letter to

Sonia Sotomayor's PRLDEF pushed Ricci-style cases, campaigned against Robert Bork - 07/02/09

From this: The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) officially opposed Bork, whose nomination by President Ronald Reagan was rejected by the Senate in 1987, "because of the threat he poses to the civil rights of the Latino community," its president reported in one of several documents from the group that the Senate Judiciary Committee released Wednesday. And, from this:

Sonia Sotomayor, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, and more quotes (on PRLDEF board for 12 years) - 06/13/09

This post will round up Sonia Sotomayor's involvement with the far-left, illegal immigration-supporting Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), nowadays called "LatinoJustice PRLDEF". See below for some of the details on her involvement with that group and even more questionable quotes from her.

NYT: Sotomayors Focus on Race Issues May Be Hurdle (laying the groundwork for her withdrawal?) - 05/30/09

David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times offers "Sotomayor’s Focus on Race Issues May Be Hurdle" (link). Kremlin watchers are invited to speculate on whether they're trying to get those issues out of the way now, whether they're trying to give her an easy pretext to withdraw, or something else. Judge Sotomayor, whose parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico, has championed the importance of considering race and ethnicity in admissions, hiring and even judicial selection at almost every stage of her career — as a student activist at Princeton and at Yale Law School, as a board member of left-...

Sonia Sotomayor: affirmative action nominee for Supreme Court? Close to far-left Puerto Rico extremists? - 05/26/09

[SEE THE UPDATES] Judge Sonia Sotomayor is Barack Obama's choice to replace David Souter on the US Supreme Court. Weak GOP talking points are here; Peter Baker and Jeff Zeleny (remember him?) have the New York Times' take here. Was she selected only because of her outstanding grasp of legal issues? Or, was at least part of the selection due to the fact that she's a woman and a Hispanic? Were there more qualified possibilities who didn't happen to fit the politically-friendly uniform? If so, then she is indeed an affirmative action pick, despite the many attempts to claim otherwise we'll be...

PRLDEF files human rights petition with Organization of American States against U.S. - 12/19/08

From this: A Latino advocacy group in New York has filed an international petition against the United States of America, charging that the government has fostered an anti-immigrant climate and then stood idly by as the human rights of Hispanics are violated. The allegations were brought by LatinoJustice PRLDEF -- a New York City group formerly known as the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund -- in a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is part of the Organization of American States... Theirs is a purely symbolic gesture, and the most that could come...

New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights - 02/21/07

Coalition that wants to give "immigrants" voting rights in New York City. Site: "Statement of Principles": One of those is: "We need to close the gap between local government and the people it serves. New York government officials 'do not adequately reflect the faces of the people they represent." Members of the group:

ACLU, PFAW, businesses sue Riverside NJ over immigration law - 10/19/06

Riverside, New Jersey is one of the cities that have adopted "Hazleton-style" ordinances, and like other cities they're being sued by far-left, pro-illegal immigration organizations such as the ACLU. While this does cost those cities money, and the far-left foundations that support those far-left organizations have very deep pockets, at the end of the day the ACLU and their fellow travelers can only file so many suits. In the current case, one of the ACLU's helpers is People for the "American" Way. Let's hope that their legal filings are a bit more precise than their misleading press...

ACLU, PRLDEF sue Hazleton over immigration law - 08/16/06

Various far-left forces have sued Hazleton over the immigration law they passed last month. The suit has no less than 235 individual claims, and those filing it include: * Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) * American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) * Wilkes-Barre attorneys Barry Dyller and George Barron * Philadelphia's Cozen O'Connor law firm In addition to various individuals, those supposedly harmed by the law include: * Casa Dominica (described as a non-profit agency designed to "promote the Hispanic culture and empower the Hispanic community of Hazleton." The suit...

Hats off to the New York Immigration Coalition - 02/26/05

The New York DMV is trying to prevent illegal aliens [1] from getting New York driver's licenses. If you've been reading the New York Times or the New York Daily News or press releases from various organizations, you might have been confused into thinking that they're trying to prevent all immigrants from getting licenses, but that's not true.