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Tag Results for "Civil Rights Violations"

Gutierrez Reacts To Racist Twitter Attacks On President and Mrs. Obama by Sr Puerto Rico Official

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) wrote President and Mrs. Obama a letter on Wednesday expressing his outrage at a racist Tweet attributed to the top Advisor to the Speaker of the House in Puerto Rico. He also wrote the Speaker calling for the advisor's termination. In the letter to the Obamas, the Congressman, a Chicago-born Puerto Rican, said: continue reading »

Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio and His Office Sued by U.S. Govt for Discriminating Against Latinos

The Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit in federal court today against Maricopa County, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, arising from unconstitutional and unlawful actions. continue reading »

An Environmental Win for California Latino School Children

Today, the EPA entered in an agreement with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) to resolve a civil rights complaints filed on behalf of Latino school children in 1999. continue reading »

A Firms Preferential Hiring of Foreigners Over Americans Targeted by Justice Dept.

The Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Iflowsoft LLC, a computer programming services provider in Iselin, N.J., to settle allegations that Iflowsoft engaged continue reading »

Gutierrez on Puerto Rican People: “You will not silence them, and you will not silence me” (VIDEO)

As we reported a week or so ago, a debate emerged in the US House of Representatives between Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and Chicago Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez over the Congressman's right to address issues affecting Puerto Rico on the floor of Congress. continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Denounces Civil Rights Violations in Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to call national attention to the developing civil rights crisis in Puerto Rico. In recent months, continue reading »