TRUST Act: California Could Set National Model for Correcting the Damage Done by S-Comm

Juana Reyes is a food vendor and mother of two who was arrested, look and detained in immigration jail for two weeks (while her children were taken away and placed in foster care) – all because she was selling tamales in front of a Sacramento Walmart. In fact, cheap she had been a food vendor for years, with no incidents. The trouble only came when a new security guard tried to remove her from the premises, and local police filed trespassing and “interfering with business” charges at her. Just like that, Juana was locked away, even though the state criminal charges were minor and eventually dropped by the local prosecutor. Juana’s story is just one of many stories that point to the civil rights and civil liberties problems created by the Department of Homeland Security’s Se Communities program, also known as S-Comm. Last week, ACLU members joined other community members in Sacramento to support Juana and to urge the passage of California’s TRUST Act (AB 1081).

Fortalecen lucha por eliminar programa Comunidades Seguras en EU

Activistas y líderes locales a favor de las comunidades inmigrantes señalaron hoy que están cada día más fortalecidos para luchar contra el programa de Comunidades Seguras, stuff tanto a nivel estatal como nacional. Señalaron a raíz de la decisión de la Corte Suprema en el caso de Arizona decenas de localidades de todo Estados Unidos se alzaron contra los “programas nocivos de inmigración” que conectan a las autoridades locales con las de Inmigración y Aduanas. En Nueva York, order donde el programa Comunidades Seguras entró en vigor el 15 de mayo, los líderes de inmigrantes, activistas y funcionarios electos unen estrategias para denunciar sus efectos perjudiciales. “El gobernador Cuomo hizo lo correcto cuando se suspendió el año pasado el programa, y hoy seguimos pensando que este no debe funcionar en el estado de Nueva York”, dijo César Palomeque, líder de Se Hace Camino Nueva York.

Developing Workforce Development

Day laborers of La Jolla, seek Pasadena center, order Mountain View center, Williamsburg and Bay Parkway had received the workforce development trainings. The three key themes, which are a priority to the women and men day laborers, are: Branding and marketing, customer satisfaction and work ethics. Through various activities bases on popular education methodology day laborers learn and share experiences on this three topics. Due to the bad economy and the high unemployment rate in the nation day laborers had been force to increased and implement new marketing strategies to attract new employers. The workforce branding and marketing work helps day laborers learn basic elements on creating a marketing plan. It also teaches how to develop a brand strategy for day laborer centers. Finally the marketing work provides the 6 marketing strategies that can realistically implemented at a center creating ownership of the marketing strategy among day laborers.

 

The Missing Racial Profiling Argument in the Arizona Case » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

It was nearly a month ago when the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Arizona vs. United States. In the decision, the Court ruled that most of Arizona’s SB1070 was unconstitutional because the enforcement of immigration law is a federal power, click not a state power. In the wake of the SB1070 decision, most of the discussion in the immigrant rights community has revolved around Section (2)b of the law, which the media often refers to as the “show me your papers” provision. Section (2)b, the only section in question that the court let stand, requires Arizona police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they stop, detain, or arrest in their normal course of duty.

Raising Arizona: Supreme Court’s Immigration Decision Creates More Questions Than It Answers

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Arizona v. United States, a closely watched case in which the federal government challenged Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. The decision and its impact has since been dissected in both legal and media circles. Perhaps more than anything, however, the immediate aftermath of Arizona highlights the host of difficult questions around state and local immigration enforcement that the Supreme Court didn’t answer.

Inicia hoy juicio contra el sheriff Joe Arpaio

En Arizona, la batalla contra el Sheriff de Maricopa Joe Arpaio apenas comienza su fase legal: en la corte federal en Phoenix empieza hoy un juicio contra Arpaio y su Departamento del Sheriff de Maricopa (MCSO), basado en una demanda de clase que alega la “decisión y práctica” de hacer operativos para detener a conductores y pasajeros latinos y revisar su estatus legal con la excusa de una parada de tráfico. La demanda fue presentada en diciembre de 2007 y es muy anterior y separada, sick aunque los cargos son similares, a la presentada por el Departamento de Justicia en Mayo del 2012. Apenas ahora llega a juicio. Se espera que este dure desde este jueves hasta el 2 de agosto, informó Alessandra Soler, directora de la Unión de Libertades Civiles de Arizona.

Efecto Arizona frena migración de México a Estados Unidos

La crisis económica iniciada a fines de 2007 y las leyes para regular la inmigración impulsadas por Arizona y otros estados de Estados Unidos han frenado el crecimiento de la migración mexicana hacia este país. Así lo indica un estudio difundido el miércoles por la Fundación BBVA Bancomer, que señala que a raíz de la crisis la migración mexicana detuvo su tendencia creciente.