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REPORT:  17 Years of AMBER Alerts Has Saved 600 Children

On January 13th, the Department of Justice’s Office observes the day in 1996 when nine-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted in Arlington, Texas, while riding her bicycle. continue reading »

Justice Department Investigating Albuquerque, New Mexico Police for Excessive Force

The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a civil investigation into use of force by the city of Albuquerque, N.M., Police Department (APD) continue reading »

Department of Justice Helps Reform Mexican Justice System

Recently the Phase I training of Project Diamante in Mexico City was completed. Project Diamante is a comprehensive, capacity-building effort developed by professionals of the Department of Justice to reform and modernize Mexico’s criminal justice system. continue reading »

Fla. Refuses to Obey DOJ, Will Continue “Voter Suppression”, Claiming Non-Citizens are on Voter List

The state of Florida plans to defy an order from the U.S. Department of Justice and continue to purge people from the voter list under the assumption that they are not American citizens, legal voters. continue reading »

House Passes Amendment That Blocks DOJ’s Ability to Challenge Anti-Immigrant Laws

Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives pushed through an amendment that would cut off the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to bring new challenges or join existing challenges to nine specific state racial profiling, anti-immigrant laws. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Illinois

The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division will monitor elections on March 20, 2012, in Cook and Lake Counties, Ill. continue reading »

DOJ Settles with West Virginia to Assure Students Receive English Language Classes

The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement yesterday with the Mercer County School District in West Virginia. continue reading »

Fall Out From Arpaio’s Discrimination Practices - DHS Revokes Secure Community Program

After a three-year investigation into the abusive practices of Sherriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO), the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it had found a pattern and practice of civil rights abuses continue reading »

Justice Department Files Complaint Against Utah’s Immigration Law

The Department of Justice today challenged Utah’s immigration law, which comes after recent lawsuits in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina. continue reading »

Government Sues South Carolina Over It’s New Immigration Law

The Department of Justice challenged South Carolina’s recently passed immigration law, Act No. 69, in federal court today. continue reading »

DOJ Letter to Alabama Schools - Can’t Deny Child Equal Access Due to Immigration Status

Today, the Justice Department issued a letter to Alabama school districts reminding them of their obligation under federal law that a state may not deny a child equal access to public education based on his or her immigration status. continue reading »

Dept. of Justice Sets Up Hotline in Alabama to Report Civil Rights Violations After HB 56 Passed

The U.S. Department of Justice has established a hotline and e-mail address to receive discrimination and other civil rights complaints in the state of Alabama. continue reading »

Justice Dept Finds Puerto Rico Police Engaged in Pattern of Misconduct

Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings that the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has engaged in a pattern and practice of misconduct that violates the Constitution and federal law continue reading »

Justice Dept Settles With Puerto Rican Government on Charges of Disability Discrimination

The Justice Department today settled a lawsuit with the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ) to protect the rights of employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). continue reading »

Justice Dept Settles Immigration Discrimination Case Against Indiana Manufacturer

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with Kinro Manufacturing Inc. in Goshen, Ind., resolving allegations that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against work-authorized non-citizens in the employment eligibility verification process. continue reading »

U.S. Government Files Suit in Court to Stop Alabama’s Immigration Law

The Department of Justice challenged the state of Alabama’s recently passed immigration law, H.B. 56, in federal court. In a complaint and brief filed in the Northern District of Alabama, the department said that various provisions of H.B. 56 conflict with federal immigration law and undermine the federal government’s careful balance of immigration enforcement priorities and objectives. continue reading »

Justice Dept. Opens Investigation into Seattle Police for Discriminatory Practices & Excessive Force

The Justice Department announced that it has opened a pattern or practice investigation into allegations of use of excessive force and discriminatory policing by members of the Seattle Police Department (SPD), continue reading »

Dept of Justice and Education Reach Settlement with AZ to Ensure English Learners Get Services

The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today entered into a settlement agreement with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to ensure that Arizona’s English Language Learner (ELL) students receive the educational services that they need. continue reading »

Sec. Napolitano & Atty Gen. Holder Form Task Force to Assist Mexico in Agent Shooting Investigation

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder today met to discuss the shooting by unknown assailants of two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents in the line of duty yesterday while driving in Mexico. continue reading »

112 Gang Members, Predominantly Latino, Charged Across Multiple States with Serious Crimes

Forty-one members of various street gangs have been charged in indictments or criminal complaints unsealed today in five judicial districts, the Department of Justice announced today. Most of the gangs have Latino members involved. The indictment also alleges that MS-13 gang members were send money to gang leaders in El Salvador. continue reading »