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Dozens of pro-illegal immigration groups were invited to Obama's mini-amnesty rollout and you weren't - 08/25/11

... and Lynn Tramonte) * MALDEF: Thomas Saenz, Jim Ferg Cadima * League of United Latin American Citizens: Brent Wilkes * National Immigration Law Center: Marielena Hincapie, Addey Fisshea, Don Lyster, Tyler Moran * National Immigration Forum: Ali Noorani * Center for Community Change: Gabe Gonzalez, Kate Kahan * Migration Policy Institute: Doris Meissner * Vestar Capital Partners: Federico Pena *...

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

... Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty fame). UPDATE: Thomas Saenz of MALDEF (which doesn't appear to have been involved in the suit) weighs in. He got one thing right: just because the 2007 law was upheld doesn't mean SB 1070 will prevail. In my opinion, states should just simply copy Arizona's 2007 law for now. In any case, here's what Saenz says (maldef.org/news/releases/az_evrfy): "Today's regrettable...

Illegal aliens can get in-state college tuition, California Supreme Court says (ACLU, MALDEF) - 11/16/10

Yesterday the California Supreme Court ruled [1] that illegal aliens and others can receive the in-state tuition rate at California colleges provided that they've attended California high schools for three or more years. They thus upheld AB 540, also known as the "California DREAM Act". Both of those are anti-American bills that allow illegal aliens to take college educations away from U.S....

ACLU, SEIU, MALDEF, NAACP, UFCW, NILC sue to block Arizona immigration law (two Mexico links) - 05/17/10

A group of far-left illegal immigration supporters - including the American Civil Liberties Union, a group that's directly collaborating with the Mexican government - filed a suit today to block the Arizona immigration law from going into effect. The major plaintiffs are listed at [1] and include at list one other group that is or was collaborating with that government. The PDF with the suit is...

Alessandra Soler Meetze lies about Arizona immigration law (ACLU of Arizona, +Dolores Huerta) - 04/29/10

Earlier today, the American Civil Liberties Union (national and Arizona branch), MALDEF, the National Immigration Law Center, Dolores Huerta, Richard Chavez (brother of Cesar Chavez), and Linda Ronstadt (?) held a news conference in Phoenix to protest the new Arizona immigration law and to announce that they'll be mounting a legal challenge (full press release here). At the event, Alessandra...

Thomas Saenz: new president of MALDEF (Villaraigosa, Obama's DOJ, support for illegal immigration) - 07/16/09

Thomas Saenz - current chief counsel to Los Angeles City mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - has been selected to be the new president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). He was under consideration to head the civil rights division of the Department of Justice until that was withdrawn due perhaps to him and his affiliations being a bit too on the...

Andrew Rosenthal /NYT melting down: lies about opponents; defends MALDEF; wrong about Saenz? - 03/23/09

... selection of Thomas Perez rather than Thomas Saenz in an attempt to get Barack Obama to support comprehensive immigration reform. Here's the background on the Perez/Saenz issue.

NCLR "expresses profound disappointment" over Saenz DOJ de-appointment - 03/18/09

... de-appointment of former MALDEF attorney Thomas Saenz. The general rule is that anything that causes disappointment for the NCLR should cause joy for those Americans who support our laws. Unfortunately, that might not be true in this case: the person selected instead is also linked to a questionable group. Nevertheless, let's enjoy the "disappointment" of Janet Murguia: "We are concerned that [...

Tom Perez now heads DOJ Civil Rights Division (not Thomas Saenz) - 03/16/09

... to head up the USCIS and that Thomas Saenz - formerly of MALDEF - was going to get the position Perez got. Saenz was apparently selected but then de-selected, perhaps over worries that MALDEF was too extreme or that his strong support for illegal immigration would work against him. So, they selected someone linked to Casa of Maryland instead...

Thomas Saenz of MALDEF is new DOJ civil rights division chief (Villaraigosa) - 02/24/09

... the Department of Justice is Thomas Saenz. For about a dozen years, Saenz worked as an attorney for the far-left, illegal immigration-supporting Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and lately he was of counsel to the far-left, illegal immigration-supporting mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa. Needless to say, the ACLU cheered the news: "I don’t think the...

First Data Immigration Reform panel - 10/03/07

... Jesus Guadalupe Foundation. Thomas Saenz, Vice President of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Dude, they're just here to do the jobs Americans won't do, dude - 01/17/05

... this absolutely hilarious bit: Thomas Saenz, one of the MALDEF lawyers arguing the case on behalf of the day laborers, said that in his experience at least some anti-immigrant sentiment is usually behind the enactment and enforcement of anti-solicitation ordinances. The day laborers, he said, are "a visible manifestation of what they are uncomfortable with, which is immigrant presence in their...

"Redondo Beach temporarily blocked from arresting day laborers" - 12/07/04

... the duration of the case, said Thomas Saenz, vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund... Saenz said his organization has identified at least 50 cities statewide that prohibit day laborers from soliciting work in the street, among them Agoura Hills, San Bernardino and Chino. The organization has successfully represented day laborers against the city...