NDLON Reaction to Corker/Hoeven Border Militarization Surge Amendment

For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross Postings // Please Forward Contact: B. Loewe (773) 791-4668Date: June 21, 2013 NDLON Reaction to Corker/Hoeven Border Militarization Surge Amendment (Los Angeles) Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement: “The last election was a mandate to provide equality for immigrants, not a…

Lawsuit Filed to End Immigration Agency’s Practice of Unconstitutionally Holding American Citizens and Immigrants in Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // EXCUSE CROSS POSTINGS // PLEASE FORWARD Date: June 19, 2013Contact: ACLU/SC, Vicki Fox, vfox@aclu-sc.org 213.977.5252NDLON, Chris Newman, newman@ndlon.org, 213.380.2785 Lawsuit Filed to End Immigration Agency’s Practice of Unconstitutionally Holding American Citizens and Immigrants in Custody Seeks to End ICE Policy of Detain First, Investigate Later Seeking to end the government’s practice…

Pres. Obama’s immigration enforcement director to resign

President Obama’s immigration enforcement director announced his resignation early Monday, ending a four-year tenure that saw a dramatic shift in how the federal government pursues and deports unauthorized immigrants. In an internal letter to colleagues on Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced he would depart the agency by the end of July and start working for a private company. He will be moving to Capital One, the Fortune 500 financial services company, and be based in their McLean,Va. headquarters as head of the company’s compliance office, the company said in a statement.

NDLON Responds to Morton Resignation

    (Los Angeles) In reaction to news of ICE Director John Morton’s resignation, Chris Newman, Legal Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued this statement:    “John Morton’s departure is tremendous news.    Under his leadership, ICE further fractured an already broken immigration system, it did tremendous damage to civil rights, and…