Day Laborer & Immigrant Orgs Join National “Coming Out of the Shadows” Month, Call for Stop to Deportations

Community members facing deportation and detention to come out at events around the country calling for a moratorium to record-breaking deportations and the federal quota programs that drive them.
 
03/04/2013—Day laborer and immigrant worker organizations have declared this March a month of action where those in deportation proceedings, will join undocumented youth in ‘coming out’ events to say ‘Not One More (Ni uno más);’ not one more person taken from their loved ones because of deportations.
 
For the past three years, undocumented youth have held “coming out” events as a central tactic to activate dream-act eligible youth, humanize those targeted by immigration laws, and expose the inhumanity of current immigration policies.  This year, the youth-led initiative will take on a specific focus of deportation and detention and be joined by adults,  day laborers, people facing removal, and broader community members’ participation highlighting the impact of the immigration enforcement policies that have rapidly expanded under the President’s first term in order to meet Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s self-imposed quota of 400,000 deportations per year. 
 

Day Laborer & Immigrant Orgs Join National “Coming Out of the Shadows” Month, Call for Stop to Deportations

Community members facing deportation and detention to come out at events around the country calling for a moratorium to record-breaking deportations and the federal quota programs that drive them.
 
03/04/2013—Day laborer and immigrant worker organizations have declared this March a month of action where those in deportation proceedings, will join undocumented youth in ‘coming out’ events to say ‘Not One More (Ni uno más);’ not one more person taken from their loved ones because of deportations.
 
For the past three years, undocumented youth have held “coming out” events as a central tactic to activate dream-act eligible youth, humanize those targeted by immigration laws, and expose the inhumanity of current immigration policies.  This year, the youth-led initiative will take on a specific focus of deportation and detention and be joined by adults,  day laborers, people facing removal, and broader community members’ participation highlighting the impact of the immigration enforcement policies that have rapidly expanded under the President’s first term in order to meet Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s self-imposed quota of 400,000 deportations per year. 
 

Release of ICE detainees shines spotlight on immigration reform debate

After news came out that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had released some immigrant detainees who pose no security risks in anticipation of looming budget cuts, Latino groups called for a halt to deportations of undocumented families. “It shouldn’t take a manufactured crisis in Washington to prompt our immigration agencies to actually take steps towards using government resources wisely or keeping families together, treat ” said United We Dream’s Carolina Canizales.  Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), said ”the President should move aggressively to reunite the families currently divided by detention not only to save money but to bring immigration policy back in line with cherished national values.” ICE deputy press secretary Gillian Christensen released a statement today, saying that “as fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing resolution and possible sequestration,

State TRUST Acts & NYC Bills to Protect Against Record Breaking Deportations, Set Direction for National Reform

Revelations of Deportation Quota and Widespread Detainer Requests Spur Local Policies to Restore Trust and Safety, Protect Immigrant Residents   States and cities across the country are taking the initiative to use their constitutional powers to improve public safety and advance the inclusion of their immigrant residents by limiting ICE’s overreaching hold requests. New bills are expected to pass New…