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Wells Fargo DACA Lending Discrimination

On January 30, 2017, Mitzie Perez – a recipient of the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program – and California LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) filed a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, on behalf of all persons who were denied the right to contract for a college student loan or other financial product by Wells Fargo because of their citizenship (alienage) or immigration status in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of...
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Northwestern Mutual DACA Employment Discrimination

On November 14, 2014, Judge Forrest denied Northwestern Mutual’s motion to dismiss and allowed the case to proceed, concluding that Mr. Juarez had stated a plausible claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 because Northwestern Mutual had denied him the ability to contract for a financial representative internship on the same terms and conditions as U.S. citizens. Specifically, the Court found that Northwestern Mutual’s policy of requiring Mr. Juarez to demonstrate he had a “green card” because he was not a U.S. citizen imposed an additional burden on him in violation of the statute. On July 9, 2014,...
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Proctor & Gamble DACA Discrimination

On July 17, 2017, David Rodriguez — a recipient of the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program — filed a class action lawsuit against Procter & Gamble Co. (“P&G”), in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. This complaint is filed on behalf of all persons who are legally authorized to work in the United States, but who were denied the right to work because they are not citizens, permanent residents (“greencard” holders), refugees, or individuals granted asylum. The suit claims that this denial of the right to make and...
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