Victory for Arizona Day Laborers: Federal District Court Enjoins Anti-Day Labor, Anti-Speech Provisions of SB 1070
Decision is Day Laborers’ Second Constitutional Victory in as Many Weeks
PHOENIX, AZ – A federal district court today enjoined provisions of SB 1070 that criminalized the solicitation of day labor work. The court found that the provisions likely violated day laborers’ First Amendment free speech right to solicit work on public streets.
“Not only is the exercise of free speech a crucial civil right,” declared the court, “Plaintiffs have shown that they and their members are being chilled from soliciting employment by the threat of enforcement” of the anti-day labor provisions.
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, The Workplace Project calls on all interested people to participate in a Poster Design contest with the theme “Our Lives, Our Struggles”
To contribute to the fight for the recognition of the multicultural nature of our society, the struggle for respect of diversity and for the rights of immigrant workers in the United States and especially Long Island, NY.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Posters will be received from February 25, 2012 until April 10, 2012
NDLON members Tonatierra and the Southside Workers’ Center, along with other organizations and individuals directly impacted by Arizona’s anti-immigrant hate law, SB 1070, brought this lawsuit in federal court to challenge 1070’s constitutionality. On February 28, 2012, the judge granted Plaintiffs’ motion to enjoin the anti-day labor provisions of SB 1070. NDLON is co-counsel in the suit, along with the ACLU, MALDEF, NILC, and others.
When I first went to a day laborer corner to offer training about wage theft, some people looked at me like I was out of place. After all, I was the only woman in a crowd of a hundred day laborers who looked for work every day in our nation’s capitol.
But the truth is that I’m one of many women who proudly participate in the day laborer movement for worker and human rights. I organize among day laborers because both my parents were immigrant workers who faced similar struggles. While the majority of day laborers are men, women play a vital role as both laborers and organizers.
Ammiano Reveals TRUST Act Details as Hundreds Rally Against Sheriff Baca’s Immigration Policies in LA
Ammiano unveils details of “TRUST Act 2.0”
as hundreds take to streets in LA
First-in-the-nation proposal seeks to rebuild community trust in local police,
Damaged by disgraced “S-Comm” deportation program
February 23, 2012 – As hundreds of day laborers and advocates from across the country marched in Los Angeles Wednesday evening to protest the devastating impact of the so-called “Se” Communities or S-Comm deportation program, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) publicly unveiled the details of a bill to reform California’s participation in the troubled program.
The announcement came in the wake of troubling revelations earlier this month that S-Comm made parents of Miramonte students in Los Angeles too fearful of deportation to contact law enforcement authorities to report their own children’s abuse,
The new incarnation of the TRUST Act, which captured national attention last year, seeks to restore community trust in law enforcement and ease S-Comm’s unfair burden on local governments, who are pressured to hold for extra time even survivors of domestic violence for deportation.