On Saturday, August 28th, hundreds of day laborers from across Pomona and the Inland Empire, household workers, immigrant youth, immigration organizations and activists marched 12 miles, across three cities, to demand respect from state and national leaders, employers, and society at large for the 12 million undocumented people living in the US.
On Anniversary of ICE Raids, Workers Deliver Request for Deferred Action to US Labor Dept in Mississippi
On Monday, workers and advocates from the Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity (IAJE of Mississippi) and National Day Laborer Organizing Network publicly delivered a formal request for deferred action at the U.S. Department of Labor offices in Jackson, Mississippi.
In reaction to President Biden’s statement tonight pledging to advance immigration reform through reconciliation, NDLON Co-Executive Director Pablo Alvarado said
NDLON and the Centro de Integración Para Migrantes y Personas Trabajadoras (CIMITRA) in El Salvador reacted to the expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) Program by the Biden Administration announced today. The program allows youths to be reunited with their parents in the United States legally.
In reaction to the release of “PUBLIC SAFETY: BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE” a report by the AFL-CIO Task Force on Racial Justice, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), NDLON co-directors Angela Sanbrano, Nadia Marin-Molina, and Pablo Alvarado issued the following statement on behalf of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
No More Posturing: President Biden and Congress Must Use Power of the Purse to Advance Immigrant Rights
In reaction to today’s hearing by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on “Department of Homeland Security Resource Management and Operational Priorities” and testimony from Secretary Mayorkas, NDLON campaign director Salvador G Sarmiento issued the following statement:
In response to today’s US Senate hearing entitled “Immigrants are Essential Workers in America,” NDLON sent a letter to Subcommittee Chair Senator Alex Padilla (CA-D), thanking the Senator for taking this initial step, and calling on him to host a hearing on “the direct conflict that currently exists between US immigration law enforcement and labor law enforcement.”
“Undo the harm, Secretary Walsh,” Mississippi Workers Alliance Delivers Petition to US Labor Department
On Monday morning a delegation of Mississippi workers rights leaders were joined by national and local partners as they delivered their petitions to US Labor Department headquarters in Washington, DC.
In reaction to news shared in the form of an off-the-record tip to the Washington Post that President Biden plans to reaffirm campaign promises on immigration reform, Salvador G. Sarmiento issued the following statement on behalf of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON):
Thirteen months ago, as a new virus emerged and spread fear across the nation, a new term also appeared: “essential worker.” Ironically, this term, used by many to connote appreciation, was actually coined by the Department of Homeland Security, the very same agency that has for decades terrorized immigrant workers in an effort to get them and their families to self deport.