In response to the news that the Second Circuit reversed an injunction preventing the Justice Department withholding funding from New York City and seven states in retaliation for their sanctuary policies on immigration, Chris Newman of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
There’s no avoiding the conclusion that there is a conspiracy of silence when it comes to the absence of Democratic debate about immigration. Big mistake. The future of US democracy is at stake if one of these people can’t prove that s/he can beat Trump on this issue.
We are grateful to Assembly Member Bonta for his leadership in introducing the California Vision Act. We look forward to working with lawmakers in Sacramento to build upon the progress we have made in making California a sanctuary state. Community safety is improved for everyone when we have a criminal justice system that treats everyone equally, whether immigrant, citizen, or visitor.
On Tuesday morning, immigrant rights groups delivered a letter to the Democratic National Committee and Democratic candidates denouncing the party’s refusal to discuss immigration in previous debates and calling on candidates to “detail with far greater emphasis how they will confront and overcome the unrestrained xenophobia and domestic human rights crisis unleashed by Donald Trump.”
Emergency Vigil to Condemn ICE Shooting and Support Family Member of Victim Now Held at Hudson County Jail “We refuse to let ICE terrorize us”
New Jersey community and faith organizations are holding an emergency vigil at 10:00 AM on Sunday February 9th, 2020, in support of Gaspar Avendaño Hernandez, stepfather of ICE shooting victim, held at New Jersey’s Hudson County Jail.
This victory strikes at the core of the S-COMM program and supports jurisdictions from New York to Seattle to LA seeking to kick ICE completely out of our criminal justice system.
Trump and ICE have again shown why we are right to kick ICE out of New York. Another racist stunt, another reckless shooting – two more reasons why hundreds of cities have decided they are safer without ICE in their communities.
We welcome Trump’s announcement that he will bring attention to his failed war on sanctuary cities. It only makes the case stronger for localities across the country.
Another day, another effort by the Trump administration to demonize immigrants. But their desperate efforts only demonstrate that they are losing their war on immigrants when we champion our civil and human rights. We will not be silent while these anti-immigrant sheriffs side with hate, against our neighbors and loved ones.
One day before the next Democratic debate, Sec. Castro will join members of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and grassroots partners, for a town hall alongside day laborers, domestic workers, TPS families, and low wage workers from across southern California – for a much-needed conversation on immigration and workers rights.