MALDEF

Standing up for Immigrants’ Rights in the Legislatures

Litigation

Vicente v. Barnett

Vicente v. Barnett

In March 2004, a group of Latinos were violently assaulted, detained and threatened with death by rancher Roger Barnett, his wife, Barbara, and his brother, Donald. Almost five years later, justice was served as a civil jury awarded damages on the women plaintiffs' claims of assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Public Policy

Anti-Immigrant State Legislation and Ordinances

Anti-Immigrant State Legislation and Ordinances

Our litigation, advocacy and leadership development programs converge as we galvanize and organize Latino communities around the country to educate them on the implications of the latest wave of local anti-immigrant ordinances and state laws so that they become stakeholders in the debate and help defeat these ordinances.

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