Thomas A. Saenz Statement on President’s Decision to Provide Relief for Undocumented Youth

Today, MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, released a statement in response to President Obama’s decision to provide relief to undocumented youth who have lived in the United States for most of their lives. According to a memo from Secretary Napolitano, on a case-by-case basis, undocumented youth shall be immune from deportation through … Continue reading Thomas A. Saenz Statement on President’s Decision to Provide Relief for Undocumented Youth

Keynote Remarks by Reggie Shuford at Motley Luncheon

EJS's new Director of Law and Policy, Reggie Shuford, delivered the following remarks at our 5th Annual Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship Luncheon, held today at the Empress of China restaurant in San Francisco. Reggie's keynote was preceded by an introduction by EJS President Eva Paterson and a presentation by third-graders from Civicorps … Continue reading Keynote Remarks by Reggie Shuford at Motley Luncheon

Keynote Remarks by Reggie Shuford at Motley Luncheon

EJS's new Director of Law and Policy, Reggie Shuford, delivered the following remarks at our 5th Annual Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship Luncheon, held today at the Empress of China restaurant in San Francisco. Reggie's keynote was preceded by an introduction by EJS President Eva Paterson and a presentation by third-graders from Civicorps … Continue reading Keynote Remarks by Reggie Shuford at Motley Luncheon

National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, ACLU, ACLU of Arizona to Mount Legal Challenge Against Arizona Racial Profiling Law

The National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Arizona today held a news conference in front of the Arizona State Capitol Building in Phoenix to announce their future legal challenge to Governor Jan Brewer's recently signed SB1070. The organizations also sought to address misinformation and fears that have … Continue reading National Immigration Law Center, MALDEF, ACLU, ACLU of Arizona to Mount Legal Challenge Against Arizona Racial Profiling Law

Latinos Missing from NY Times Recollection of 2009 Passings

Our friend and ally Tom Saenz, President and General Counsel of MALDEF, has brought to our attention the issue addressed in the article that follows. After seeing the new Star Trek movie, he pointed out that there are apparently no Latinos in the future. There were no Latino characters on the starship Enterprise. The following … Continue reading Latinos Missing from NY Times Recollection of 2009 Passings

EJS Co-Presents Unconscious Bias Panel at Writers Guild in LA, Introduction by Norman Lear

The Equal Justice Society will co-present in late-September a thought-provoking discussion on unconscious bias offering insights that will challenge and inspire new ideas in developing and producing programming that reflects the true diversity of our rapidly changing society. EJS joins the Writers Guild of America West, Screen Actors Guild, Americans for American Values and the … Continue reading EJS Co-Presents Unconscious Bias Panel at Writers Guild in LA, Introduction by Norman Lear

Thomas A. Saenz, Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor, Named MALDEF President and General Counsel

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) today announced Thomas A. Saenz, Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as its new President and General Counsel. Saenz will join MALDEF in mid-August. (Tom has been an extraordinary ally and supporter of EJS for many years. We congratulate him and wish him much success … Continue reading Thomas A. Saenz, Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor, Named MALDEF President and General Counsel

Why Did the Obama Administration Renege on Its Offer to Tom Saenz?

All of us at EJS were ecstatic when we learned earlier this year that Tom Saenz was under consideration for Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice. Tom would have brought to that position an extensive and celebrated background as a champion for civil rights, social justice and progressive values. We were surprised … Continue reading Why Did the Obama Administration Renege on Its Offer to Tom Saenz?