NDLON: The Most Anti-Immigrant Bill Signed into Law in Our Lifetime

For Immediate Release
 April 29, 2016
Contact: Armando Carmona, armando@ndlon.org, (323) 250-3018 NDLON: The Most Anti-Immigrant Bill Signed into Law in Our Lifetime Los Angeles, CA—In response to the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs and Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chairwoman introducing a resolution calling for a repeal of the 1996 laws criminalizing immigrants, Pablo Alvarado,…

NDLON: New Report Reveals How Seattle’s Casa Latina is Fighting Poverty Amongst Day Laborers

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2016
Contact: Armando Carmona, armando@ndlon.org, (323) 250-3018; Sierra Golden, sierra@casa-latina.org, 206.686.2640   NDLON: New Report Reveals How Seattle’s Casa Latina is Fighting Poverty Amongst Day Laborers Seattle, WA: In the 1990s Day Laborers in Seattle had very few options when looking for work, they would wait on street corners hoping someone would…

Advisory: NDLON Joins University of California Undocumented Students in Chant Down the Walls Public Action

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2016
Contact: Armando Carmona, armando@ndlon.org, (323) 250-3018 Advisory: NDLON Joins University of California Undocumented Students in Chant Down the Walls Public Action ** NDLON will join University of California students in a march, rally, public testimonies and live performances as part of the Chant Down the Walls concert series ** Los Angeles,…

Doble Barrera para Jornaleros

PUBLICADO: EST

NUEVA JERSEY — El guatemalteco Luis Hernández trabajaba en jardinería hasta que hace cuatro meses un grave accidente con una máquina le cortó el vientre, dejándolo temporalmente incapacitado.

Después de la desgracia, su patrón, un contratista del área de Fort Lee, Nueva Jersey, desapareció para evadir la responsabilidad de pagarle por los gastos médicos, que ascienden a $57 mil y una compensación mientras está inhabilitado para trabajar.

“Cuando sufrí el accidente quedé inconsciente, me llevaron al y allí estuve una semana. Al salir traté de ubicar a mi patrón, de nombre John, pero no volví a encontrarlo”, sostuvo Hernández (23), que vive en Fairview desde hace seis años.

Hernández es uno de los cerca de 180 jornaleros que se paran todas las mañanas en la esquina de la calle Columbia y la avenida Broad en Palisades Park. Casi un 90% de ellos son guatemaltecos, y al menos la mitad sólo habla un idioma indígena, por lo que su barrera de comunicación es doble.

La situación de Hernández no es aislada. José Torralba, organizador del centro de recursos para inmigrantes Viento del Espíritu, precisó que “entre los jornaleros la comunidad indígena es la más vulnerable, entre otras cosas porque hablan idiomas indígenas y están expuestos a más abusos y explotación laboral”.

Day laborers sit inside Bay Parkway Community Job Center on September 28,

New York must stand up for immigrant workers rebuilding Sandy-hit areas

[caption id="attachment_2358" align="alignleft"]Day laborers sit inside Bay Parkway Community Job Center on September 28, __fg_link_0__  2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.John Moore/Getty ImagesDay laborers sit inside Bay Parkway Community Job Center on September 28, __fg_link_1__ 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. John Moore/Getty Images[/caption]Hurricane Sandy struck fast and furious, and when the waters receded it became clear just how much money and people power it would take to put New York City back together. 

As the cleanup began, another reality became clear. Immigrant construction workers, especially day laborers, who became first responders after the hurricane were operating as an underclass in an under-regulated construction industry.

Maria Marroquin awarded Bay Area Local Hero for KQED Latino Heritage Month

For Immediate Release

August 26, 2013

Mountain View, CA—The Executive Director of the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, Maria Marroquin, was selected to be a Bay Area Local Hero for 2013 KQED Latino Heritage Month.  Maria was selected from dozens of highly qualified candidates and will be awarded the honor on Tuesday, September 10th, at the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco. 

Carlos Danger

When disgraced ex-Congressman turned mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner needed an alias to carry on his explicit online chats, he needed something that said: OK, so I’m a cartoon…but I’m a bad boycartoon. And so was born, Carlos Danger.

Last week, Univision’s Satcho Pretto had the unrepentant Weiner on her Despierta América morning show. Ten minutes into the interview, she finally asked what her viewers really wanted to know. “You picked the pseudo name Carlos Danger,” she said. “Why did you pick a Hispanic name?”

Then, working hard to keep from laughing, Pretto continued, “…and how dangerous were you really?”

It’s a question that’s asked regularly of the U.S.-Mexico border. Just how dangerous is it really?