Press Conference: Trial Of ICE’s Deportation Dragnet “S-COMM” Ending Today

After years of constitutional violations committed by ICE, this week, ICE’s deportation dragnet itself was on trial. Gonzalez v. ICE began on Tuesday (05/07/2019) in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit challenged the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE’s) unconstitutional practice of asking local law enforcement to incarcerate individuals based on nothing more than incomplete and error-ridden database information.

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Day Laborers Supported by Catholic Charities Win Case Against Wage Theft in Federal Court

Three former employees of TDL Restoration Inc., sued to recover their owed wages and won in federal court. The complaint alleged that TDL Restoration Inc., a related company TDL Management Corp., and the principals of the companies did not pay employees for all of the hours that they worked, that they never paid overtime, that they repeatedly “paid” the employees with checks that bounced, and that they violated other provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.

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NDLON: Reaction to Leak of Planned ICE Escalation

In response to leaks of a planned escalation by the Trump administration, Pablo Alvarado, NDLON Executive Director, released the following statement: No one doubts that Donald Trump will do anything to stay in power. Nor that ICE is the rogue agency he uses to send political messages to opponents and allies alike. The question is why do local and federal Democratic officials continue to enable and fund them?

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Unlawful Click and Arrest Tactic at the Heart of ICE’s Secure Communities Dragnet on Trial

After years of constitutional violations committed by ICE, this week, ICE’s deportation dragnet itself is on trial. Gonzalez v. ICE, a landmark class-action lawsuit, began a three-week trial this Tuesday (05/07/2019) in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit challenges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE’s) unconstitutional practice of asking local law enforcement to incarcerate individuals based on nothing more than incomplete and error-ridden database information.

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Day Laborer Organizations Protest a “Disaster for Day Laborers” Demand that NYC better train and protect City’s immigrant construction workers

After the deaths of three immigrant construction workers during the past week, and the notice that New York City intends to proceed with enforcement of training requirements, NYC day laborer organizations announced a protest against the lack of access to training and the botched implementation of a training law, particularly for immigrant workers.

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