Judges Must Warn About Deportation, New York Appeals Court Rules – NYTimes.com

The majority concluded “that deportation constitutes such a substantial and unique consequence of a plea that it must be mentioned by the trial court to defendant as a matter of fundamental fairness, ” Judge Abdus-Salaam wrote. More than 20 states already require judges to issue such warnings, and in the 1990s the New York State Legislature put a si…

Fifteen immigration activists arrested in Atlanta protesting U.S. deportation policy | Atlanta News Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Fifteen protesters, including some undocumented Georgians, were arrested yesterday morning protesting the United States’ immigration deportation policy outside the Immigration and Custom Enforcement Field Office on Spring Street near Downtown. Most of the arrested protesters chained themselves to the gate at the entrance of the ICE facility. The…

Immigration protest shuts down afternoon traffic, results in 22 arrests | NOLA.com

A crowd of several hundred pro-immigrant activists blocked the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street for several hours Thursday afternoon to protest what they describe as “harsh” and “devastating” tactics by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest, organized by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, resulted…

Immigration protest shuts down afternoon traffic, results in 22 arrests | NOLA.com

A crowd of several hundred pro-immigrant activists blocked the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street for several hours Thursday afternoon to protest what they describe as “harsh” and “devastating” tactics by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest, organized by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, resulted…

How Sandy Clean-Up Brought Day Laborers Out of the Shadows – Working In These Times

When Sandy hit last October, the Northeast shoreline seemed to freeze: people were stranded in flooded homes, businesses shuttered, downtown Manhattan’s lights went eerily dark. But the paralysis wasn’t total—the area began buzzing immediately with invisible workers. The day after Sandy was just another day of honest work for the “casual” manual l