Source: Monica Rodriguez, Inland Valley Daily BulletinInland Valley Daily Bulletin | 4/03/12 POMONA — A group of day laborers urged Pomona City Council members on Monday night to continue providing funding for the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center. The center, also known as the Pomona Day Labor Center, has been open for about 15 years with…
I watched the film, “A Better Life,” recently at the Mountain View Day Workers’ Center. The star of the movie, Damien Bichir, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.” His acting beautifully conveyed the wide variety of emotions he felt as he experienced ongoing rejection and betrayal in his business and personal life. I was mesmorized. Even though I do volunteer at…
http://www.noticiany.com/noticia/18114/13/jornalero-de-hempstead-es-reconocido-a-nivel-nacional Saúl Linares es uno de los nuevos miembros de la junta directiva de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros. Linares: “En los próximos dos años tenemos por delante una lucha gigante”. Eliana López En octubre del año pasado, s Saúl Linares, un jornalero salvadoreño miembro de la organización Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL),…
Groups Demand FBI Address Concerns from Governors and Other High Level State and Local Officials that Program Undermines Public Safety
Today, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and over 80 other civil and immigrant rights organizations sent a letter to the FBI demanding that it end its facilitation of ICE’s Se Communities deportation program (S-Comm).
The letter charges that S-Comm threatens public safety, encourages racial profiling and undermines community policing by turning local police departments into gateways to deportation. Under S-Comm, the FBI takes all fingerprints submitted by local police for criminal background checks and automatically forwards the prints to federal immigration officials, regardless of whether individual has been convicted of a crime or of the severity of the charge.
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Attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center, find American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups protested at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Thursday.
The groups brought lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a number of provisions in HB 87 in Georgia and HB 56 in Alabama.
Dozens of protesters held signs and chanted in Spanish for the laws to be repealed.
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.
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