Day Laborers Call for Passage of Polis-Chu “No More Arpaio’s” Amendment to Defund Failed 287(g) Program

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (“NDLON”) applauds Congressman Polis and Congresswoman Chu’s appropriations amendment, which would defund the failed 287(g) immigration program, ending the infamous deportation program once and for all.

“The fact that the White House is still requesting money for 287g is frankly an unreported scandal,” explains NDLON’s executive director, Pablo Alvarado. “Even Joe Arpaio himself now acknowledges that the program leads to profiling.   At this point, the only ones defending the 287g program are the Heritage Foundation and the Minutemen.  Congress can show its commitment to immigration reform by saving the taxpayers the expense of program which imperils public safety and violates civil rights.” 

Two-day fast demands end to deportations – Catholic Sentinel – Portland, OR

Portland’s two-day portion of a national fast, medical “Not one more deportation, look ” was held Thursday and today at St. Andrew Church.  Fasters will break their hunger strike today at 5 p.m. The fast demands that President Obama immediately suspend all deportations, and that Democrats and Republicans pass immigration reform that is inclusive of the 11 m…