Today, Romulo Avelica is scheduled to attend a bond hearing at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernardino County, a prison designed to detain immigrants. For months, his family and supporters have been fighting for his immediate release.
Today, President Donald J. Trump issued a presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, former Maricopa County Sheriff.
Federal Courts Affirm Day Laborers’ Constitutional Rights To Solicit Work on Public Streets and Sidewalks
Today, federal courts affirmed that day laborers’ have the Rights to solicit work on public streets Solicit Work on Public Streets and Sidewalks. Specifically, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern Division of New York holding that the Town of Oyster Bay’s anti-day labor ordinance violates the First Amendment. The ordinance, which made it illegal to solicit day labor on public streets and sidewalks, has been permanently enjoined.
From August 22nd – 25th, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and member organizations from around the country will convene its 8th national day laborer assembly at Santa Clara University. Organizers expect more than 400 day laborers and community leaders to attend the National Assembly. For nearly 15 years,, NDLON has convened and hosted a national assembly to discuss the vision and strategy of the national immigrant & workers rights movement in conjunction with developing political analysis and building strategic skills.
Yesterday, the State of California filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s latest attempt to cut funding to states and localities that limit participation in cruel and costly deportations. The lawsuit challenges the recent announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that jurisdictions receiving federal law enforcement “JAG” grants must assist ICE by helping to funnel individuals into deportation proceedings.
BREAKING NEWS: Deportation Order for Romulo Avelica is Vacated by Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
On Thursday afternoon, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) vacated the deportation order for Romulo Avelica, the LA father of four US citizen daughters who was arrested February 28 while dropping his daughters off in school. This is an important victory for the case of Mr. Avelica, as the Board rejected an earlier ruling which had originally upheld a March 27, 2014 removal order. Now, the case has been returned to an immigration judge to consider whether or not Mr. Avelica is eligible for the relief he previously sought, which can be available for individuals who have lived for an extended period of time in the United States and have U.S. citizen family members who would suffer severe hardship in the case of a deportation.
Lawsuit Filed Against LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell: Seeks Disclosure of Collusion with Trump Administration
On Thursday evening, the Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West (USWW) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell to compel disclosure of information about the Sheriff’s interactions with the Trump administration about SB-54 (“Values Act,” Sen. de León). During an evening panel discussion hosted by Zocalo Public Square, entitled “What Does Trump Mean for Immigrant LA?,” the Sheriff was physically “served” with the lawsuit by janitors and day laborers.
NDLON Suggests Questions for Sheriff McDonnell During Zocalo Public Square discussion on Trump’s impact on “Immigrant LA”
On Wednesday evening, Zocalo Public Square will host a panel discussion titled “What Does Trump Mean for Immigrant LA?” The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Medina, NY Times National Correspondent, and will include Los Angeles Times immigration reporter Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, World Trade Center Los Angeles president Stephen Cheung, and director of USC’s Tomás Rivera Policy Institute Roberto Suro. The panel features no immigrants, although event planners have stated that questions from the audience will be granted.
More than five months after ICE arrested Romulo Avelica while he was dropping his daughters off at school on February 28, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) today granted an emergency stay of removal, preventing his deportation while the BIA reviews his case. The Ninth Circuit had stayed his deportation from the date of his arrest, but that stay was due to expire today.
Delegation for Romulo Avelica to Demand His Release from ICE & Request Review of Case by Board of Immigration Appeals
More than five months after ICE arrested Romulo Avelica while he was dropping his daughters off at school, ICE has said that it will review his stay request on Monday, August 7th, and is again threatening to deport him imminently. Mr. Avelica’s lawyers, alongside a delegation of clergy, educators, students, families and elected officials, will provide an update on his case and demand that ICE stay his deportation, release him from detention, and request that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) also review his case.