Update: ACLU Call for volunteers

The ACLU has been challenging the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies across the country. We recently achieved two major victories here in Southern California. First, because the government's "zero tolerance" policy has resulted in the detention of far more immigrants and refugees than it has normally held at any given time, the government has been imprisoning immigrants at federal prison....

MABA Partners with Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law to Provide Legal Assistance to Children Detained by the Trump Administration.

MABA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law (“CHRCL”) to coordinate missions to detention centers where children have been detained by the Trump Administration. The CHRCL has been granted access through the Flores settlement to interview children held in detention centers located in San Ysidro, California; Ajo, Arizona; Santa Teresa, New Mexico; and Southwest ....

STATEMENT: The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Responds to the Supreme Court’s Decision in Trump v. Hawaii

The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Responds to the Supreme Court’s Decision in Trump v. Hawaii June 27, 2018 The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii, 585 U.S. ___ (2018) marks a disturbing and shameful development in our nation’s history. The Supreme Court was presented with the opportunity to rein in the president's anti-Muslim Travel Ban, and it failed to answer the....

URGENT – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

As a follow up to last week’s statement regarding Trump’s Executive Order to Jail Families in Place of Separating Children From Their Parents we have two amazing opportunities for members to lend support for migrants affected by the administration’s policies. 1. There is an immediate need to support ACLU and ImmDef to represent immigrant detainees, including asylum seekers, who have been transferred from imm....

STATEMENT: The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Calls for an Immediate End to Trump’s Inhumane “Zero-Tolerance” Immigration Policy

The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Calls for an Immediate End to Trump’s Inhumane “Zero-Tolerance” Immigration Policy The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (“MABA”) calls on the Trump administration to immediately end its inhumane immigration policy of separating thousands of children from their families. It is a policy borne out of a disregard of our nation....

Nueva presidenta de MABA busca ampliar la representación legal latina en el sur de California

La mayor virtud que puede tener un sistema legal es su imparcialidad, su falta de prejuicios y la igualdad de oportunidades para todos. Para lograr un sistema así, es necesario que todos los ciudadanos estén representados de una manera u otra. Con ese reto asumió la presidencia de la Barra Mexicoamericana de Abogados (MABA por sus siglas en inglés) la fiscal María Ramírez, quien es originaria de Boyle Height....