TPS Holders and Their Children Confront Trump Administration in Court Over Efforts to Terminate Long-Held Legal Status

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco will hold the first hearing in a lawsuit brought by TPS holders and their US citizen children against the federal government’s effort to terminate Temporary Protected Status for more than 200,000 people living lawfully in the United States. The plaintiffs are represented by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, and Sidley Austin LLP.

Immigrant rights groups mobilize to Defend Sanctuary at first hearing in Sessions’ lawsuit vs. CA

On June 20, the U.S. District court in Sacramento will hold the first hearing in the Trump administration’s widely-criticized lawsuit challenging parts of three pro-immigrant laws in California. Outside of the hearing, community groups from across the state will stage a vibrant rally, complete with musical performances, to celebrate immigrants’ resilience and to honor California’s values of compassion and inclusion.

Trump Tweets Only Strengthen California Policy

In response, Pablo Alvarado, Director of NDLON issued the following statement: “Trump’s tweets against California might win the news cycle on talk radio, but his attacks only strengthen the resolve and cohesiveness of efforts to advance immigrant rights in California. Simply put, his bullying doesn’t work over here. We’re not scared of him or his tweets, and we don’t fall for his efforts to scare and divide people…”

New Report Highlights Safety & Wage Theft Issues Faced by Post-Disaster Recovery Workers Following Harvey Devastation

A new report titled “After the Storm: Houston’s Day Labor markets in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey” highlights issues of wage theft, workplace safety, and the apprehension to accessing public institutions currently faced by a large percentage of reconstruction workers in Houston, Texas. Tens of thousands of families have been displaced in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and recovery workers, or second responders, are currently working tirelessly to rebuild towns and reweave the fabric of communities.

NDLON Denounces Decision to Terminate TPS for Haiti

This politically craven move is the latest attack in President Trump’s overall war of attrition against nonwhite migrants. It appears to us that the President is creating a crisis to in order to compel Congressional action as part of a hostage-style negotiating strategy. It is now up to members of Congress to do the right thing. They should support legislation that offers permanent residency to TPS holders living and working in the United States. Over the next 18 months, we pledge to stand along side any Haitians who are fighting for the right to remain in their new homes within the United States.

New Report Highlights Safety & Wage Theft Issues Faced By Post-Harvey Recovery Workers In Houston, TX

On a press call Tuesday, November 21st at 10am CT, Professor Nik Theodore author of “After the Storm: Houston’s Day Labor markets in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey” will discuss his newly released report by the University of Illinois at Chicago which highlights problems in Houston’s day labor markets after Hurricane Harvey, and specifically looks at the impacts it has had on disaster recovery workers