On Friday, the Department of Justice sent letters to eight jurisdictions asking for proof that they collaborate with immigration enforcement. According to the the LA Times, “the letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and New York City.” In the statement, the Department of Justice says that american cities are “crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime.”
On Monday, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration will temporarily stop the publication of a weekly report of localities that have declined participating in federal immigration enforcement programs. The NY Times cites a series of inconsistencies in which several localities are incorrectly named in the report and contains “misleading information” that has prompted both “confusion” and “defiance” throughout several law enforcement agencies.
Today, over 30 organizations join the people of Los Angeles in defining the term “sanctuary city” at the “Free the People Immigration March – Sanctuary for All.” The groups are taking to the streets and call for sanctuary policies. Those targeted by the current federal government’s policies – including immigrants, Muslims, Blacks, LGBTQ individuals – are also declaring Los Angeles a sanctuary city.
On Saturday at noon, thousands of Los Angeles residents plan to march in protest of Trump’s attacks on immigrants and to call upon city leaders and elected officials to enact a model sanctuary city policy, with no exceptions. The protests come days after Trump ordered home raids to arrest over 680 people nationwide and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security conceded they now consider all 11 million undocumented immigrants to be “criminal aliens.”
Day Laborers and Domestic Workers celebrate Celebrate 25th Anniversary of SF Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective
The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective of Dolores Street Community Services, a worker-run collective that unites, empowers and organizes immigrant labor and domestic workers, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the Grand Re-opening of the newly remodeled power center for organized workers on Thursday, February 16th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press statement acknowledging that they detained more than 160 individuals during immigrations on Thursday February 9th 2017. This statement comes as ICE agents repeatedly attempted to counter claims made by immigration advocates and lawyers regarding the arrests of “over 100 immigrants” through home raids in several cities in southern California.
For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross Posting February 8th, 2017 Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018; firstname.lastname@example.org; NDLON Responds to Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General Los Angeles, CA – On Wednesday, Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General of the United States amidst widespread controversy regarding his history of advocating against civil rights,…
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BREAKING: In Face of Trump’s Threats, California is Doubling Down- Not Backing Down- on Sanctuary protections
For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross Posting // January 31st 2017 Contact: Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018; firstname.lastname@example.org; BREAKING: In Face of Trump’s Threats, California is Doubling Down- Not Backing Down- on Sanctuary protections Landmark Legislation (SB54) Makes First Significant Step Forward Los Angeles, CA – On Tuesday morning, California Senate Bill 54 (SB54) was debated in…