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.
The Court’s decision is a stinging defeat for the Trump Administration and a resounding victory for Californians who have fought to distance our state from the President’s cruel and destructive deportation policies.
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.
On Wednesday morning, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court heard oral arguments in Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-sanctuary lawsuit against California. In response, Salvador G. Sarmiento of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), made the following statement:
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives hosted two hearings aimed at exposing the Trump administration’s family separation policies and lifting up the urgency of legislation to protect TPS and DACA recipients. For the first time, the House Judiciary Committee heard from spokesperson and coordinator for the National TPS Alliance, Jose Palma.
On Thursday morning DHS filed a notice that it was automatically extending TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti & Sudan due to the ongoing litigation, Ramos v Nielsen, spearheaded by TPS holders.
On February 12, the National TPS Alliance with the support of NDLON and CARECEN-Los Angeles hosted close to 3,000 people in Washington DC as part of the TPS People’s Summit that included families from all 13 TPS countries across the nation.
TPS Holders from Honduras and Nepal Sue Trump Administration to Prevent Unlawful Deportation of 100,000 People
Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the unlawful termination of TPS for over 100,000 TPS holders from Honduras and Nepal and prevent the separation of tens of thousands of U.S. citizen children from their TPS-holder parents.
Two Dozen Groups Call Out OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens & Undersheriff Don Barnes for Siding with Hate Group Against California Law
On Friday morning, a broad coalition of Orange County neighborhood, student, immigrant and civil rights organizations denounced O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Undersheriff Don Barnes for siding with President’s Trump’s anti-immigrant policies and for seeking to expand ICE’s capacity to separate families in the county.
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