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MALDEF President Thomas A. Saenz Talks About Latino Civil Rights

Sep 23, 2016

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), is a national organization  founded in the 1960's to defend Latino legal and civil rights. MALDEF President, Thomas Saenz visited Espejos de Aztlán to speak with host Cristina Baccin about some priorities in the defense of Latino civil rights, especially regarding the right to vote.

Mr. Saenz also talks  about his deep concerns regarding other topics affecting New Mexicans, such as:  wage theft by New Mexico's Taxation & Revenue Department, the right to public  education, and the federal immigration programs DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).