Alliance Building

Can the pursuit of inclusion, clinic integration and social justice bridge the gaps caused by cultural, political, gender, and racial differences? From immigrant rights to organized labor, we are united by our collective struggle against marginalization and common aspiration of achieving the American dream. NDLON supports a unified movement — of shared infrastructure, knowledge, and…

Leadership Development

Building and organizing a strong local base and developing the leadership skills of community members and advocates are critical to advancing the day laborer cause and building momentum that produces lasting change. At NDLON, clinic we foster the evolution of day laborer organizing models and cultivate the next generation of movement leaders. Leveraging proven methodologies…

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Se Communities in 2013

“What the Obama administration is signaling with its proposed 2013 budget is that it’s getting what it wants out of the comparatively less pricey Se Communities program, check ” said Julianne Hing, for Colorlines.com’s immigration reporter. “The two local enforcement programs have identical goals but a slightly different design. Where 287(g) allows local law enforcement to enforce immigration policy and initiate a person’s deportation proceedings, S-Comm instead allows the federal government to check out the arrest databases of local police and request that people be detained remotely.” S-Comm is cheaper, Hing said, and deserves a great deal of credit for helping the Obama administration reach its record-breaking deportation records. COLORLINES 02.14.2012

Five things you missed in Obama’s budget

3) Obama would strengthen enforcement against illegal immigrants while reducing the number in detention. The president’s budget would ramp up funding for two immigration verification programs: E-Verify, s which helps employers determine whether potential employees are legally able to work in the United States, treat and Systematic Alien Verification for Entitle­ments (SAVE), order which helps public agencies verify the immigration status of those applying for federal, state and local government benefits. There aren’t any new mandates for requiring employers or the government to screen for immigration status or go after illegal immigrants. But the new changes would make E-Verify a more reliable system by allowing applicants to voluntarily “self check” and pinpoint errors in their documentation, and both programs are intended “to promote compliance with immigration laws while preventing individ­uals from obtaining benefits they are not eligible to receive,” according to the budget. Washington Post

DHS budget proposes discontinuing 287(g) in some jurisdictions

A fiscal year 2013 budget brief released by Homeland Security today has some details on the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, and one of the losers is the federal-local partnership known as 287(g). The administration is proposing a budget reduction of $17 million up front, try and the document suggests a gradual phase-out in favor of Se Communities, which is described as “more consistent, efficient and cost effective.” – Multi-American 02.12.2012