ABClatino Magazine Year 2 Issue 11 - Page 17

Institute for Justice

by Juan Carlos "Pocho" Salcedo


The Institute for Justice (IJ) is a law firm that aims to defend the essential economic citizen freedoms in the US. Often, either on their own initiative or by interest groups, the State is unfoundedly intrusive. IJ directs its actions to limit the size and scope of government power, this to ensure that all Americans, or immigrants in the country, have the right to control their own economic destiny as members of society. Since 1991, this organization has been part of more than 200 legal actions, five of them before the Supreme Court.

IJ's mission is to guarantee immigrants and society, in general, the fundamental rights to start and develop a business, speak freely about trade or politics, defend private property, and provide their children with a good education if they face excessive interference or regulations by the Government.

This is attorney Renee Flaherty that tells us about two particular legal actions defending immigrants into the U.S.