Everyday Law for Latino/as

Everyday Law for Latino/as

by Steven W. Bender, Raquel Aldana, Gilbert Paul Carrasco, Joaquin G. Avila
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594513449

ISBN-13: 9781594513442

Pub. Date: 01/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Now the most populous minority group in the United States, Latino/as increasingly need guidance on the everyday issues that affect their economic livelihood, their freedom, and their equal rights to dignity and opportunity. This comprehensive guide is organized around the three flashpoints that contribute to the unique legal treatment of Latino/as-immigration status,

Overview

Now the most populous minority group in the United States, Latino/as increasingly need guidance on the everyday issues that affect their economic livelihood, their freedom, and their equal rights to dignity and opportunity. This comprehensive guide is organized around the three flashpoints that contribute to the unique legal treatment of Latino/as-immigration status, language regulation, and racial/ethnic discrimination. These points are examined in the venues of everyday life for Latino/as-from discrimination in housing to discrimination and language regulation in the workplace and lack of protection for immigrant labor, to classrooms where the bilingual education debate rages, to the voting booth and the criminal justice system where Latino/as confront racial profiling and language barriers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594513442
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Everyday Law
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     x
Introduction     1
Immigration     1
Language     2
Discrimination     3
Broad Scope of Latino/a Population     4
Sources of Law     5
Overview of the Book     5
Practical Guidance for Latino/as     6
Employment Law     7
Discrimination in Hiring and Employment     7
Terms and Conditions of Employment     14
Sexual Harassment     18
Language Requirements in the Workplace     21
Rights of Undocumented Workers     26
Farm Worker Wages     31
Appendix     34
Discrimination in Housing     37
Landlord Discrimination     37
Habitability of Housing     43
Landlord Obligations to Spanish-Speaking Tenants     44
Discrimination in Lending     46
Appendix     49
Language Discrimination     51
Official English and English-Only Laws     52
Government Obligations to Spanish Speakers     53
Spanish Language and Family Law     56
English-Only Rules in Places of Entertainment     57
Language Fraud in theMarketplace     59
Appendix     62
Hate Speech     64
Hate Speech on the Job     65
Hate Speech at Home and on the Street     67
Derogatory Media Stereotypes of Latino/as     71
Walkouts, Protests, and Boycotts: Legal Limits     73
Appendix     75
Education     77
The No Child Left Behind Act     77
Affirmative Action and Higher Education     80
Race-Conscious Measures in K-12 Schools     87
Rights of Undocumented Children     89
Bilingual Education     92
Appendix     95
Voting Rights     98
Barriers to Effective Political Participation     98
Dilution of Latino/a Voting Strength     100
Section 5 Preclearance     105
Invisible Government Boards     108
Appendix     109
Criminal Justice System     114
Racial Profiling     114
The Right to Remain Silent     122
Pretrial Language Rights     130
Language Rights During a Criminal Trial     134
Spanish Speakers on Criminal Juries     138
Prisoners' Language Rights     140
Immigration Crimes     141
Immigration Consequences for the Commission of Crime     145
Appendix     152
Immigrants Choosing Lawyers and Filing Taxes     157
Choosing Legal Representation     157
Paying Taxes in the United States     164
Appendix     171
Documented Immigrants     173
Government Benefits     173
Citizenship     178
Family Unification     185
Removal: Reasons, Process, and Relief     194
Appendix     201
Undocumented Migrants     205
Government Benefits     205
Access to Higher Education     209
Ordinary Living     212
Legalization, Removal, and Relief from Removal     215
Domestic Violence: Legalization of Victims and Removal     229
Appendix     239
Conclusion     242
Index     247
About the Authors     253

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