The legal battle over how far states can go in combating illegal immigration will resume Thursday when a federal appeals court in Atlanta hears arguments over Georgia’s and Alabama’s enforcement laws. Officials from both those states say they needed to adopt the laws to protect jobs and taxpayer-funded resources because the federal government has
Defensores de los derechos de los jornaleros, health celebraron la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de avalar el derecho de los jornaleros a reunirse en las aceras y esquinas públicas para buscar trabajo. Según Sarahi Uribe, coordinadora nacional de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros (NDLON), es una gran victoria para una lucha de más de 20 años que
Just a week after the Supreme Court handed a major victory to day laborers, other courts are heeding the high court’s guidance, and blocking anti-day laborer provisions from being enforced. Today, a federal court enjoined provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 which barred drivers from blocking traffic and hiring people for work and forbade potential wor
The section of the controversial law Bolton blocked on Wednesday sought to target people who employ migrant workers in the country illegally, many of whom gather in store parking lots and on curbsides in Phoenix to tout for work. The non-profit National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which was a plaintiff in the suit, hailed the
During the past two years, when the Standing on the Side of Love campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association invited congregations and individuals to turn Valentine’s Day into a day for social action, check they didn’t hesitate. They staged scores of events across the country in both years around same-sex marriage, immigration, and other iss
And never mind that attendees at similar watch parties set up by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network could not celebrate a best actor win for Demian Bichir’s portrayal of an undocumented worker from Mexico in “A Better Life.” “He has already won for us, here ” said Pablo Alvarado, a former day laborer from El Salvador and now director of the Los
Victory for Arizona Day Laborers: Federal District Court Enjoins Anti-Day Labor, Anti-Speech Provisions of SB 1070
Decision is Day Laborers’ Second Constitutional Victory in as Many Weeks
PHOENIX, AZ – A federal district court today enjoined provisions of SB 1070 that criminalized the solicitation of day labor work. The court found that the provisions likely violated day laborers’ First Amendment free speech right to solicit work on public streets.
“Not only is the exercise of free speech a crucial civil right,” declared the court, “Plaintiffs have shown that they and their members are being chilled from soliciting employment by the threat of enforcement” of the anti-day labor provisions.
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, The Workplace Project calls on all interested people to participate in a Poster Design contest with the theme “Our Lives, Our Struggles”
To contribute to the fight for the recognition of the multicultural nature of our society, the struggle for respect of diversity and for the rights of immigrant workers in the United States and especially Long Island, NY.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Posters will be received from February 25, 2012 until April 10, 2012
NDLON members Tonatierra and the Southside Workers’ Center, along with other organizations and individuals directly impacted by Arizona’s anti-immigrant hate law, SB 1070, brought this lawsuit in federal court to challenge 1070’s constitutionality. On February 28, 2012, the judge granted Plaintiffs’ motion to enjoin the anti-day labor provisions of SB 1070. NDLON is co-counsel in the suit, along with the ACLU, MALDEF, NILC, and others.
A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state’s 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday that groups seeking to overturn the law will likely prevail in their claim that the