Feinstein Amendment Makes CIR Bill Worse, Puts Both Rights and Safety in Jeopardy

Additional Funding for SCAAP Program Incentivizes Dangerous Police/ICE Collaboration 05.09.2013 – Washington, DCIn response to Senate Judiciary Committee passage of the Feinstein 1 amendment, Chris Newman, Legal Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: Senator Feinstein made the immigration bill worse today, putting both rights and safety in jeopardy.   The Feinstein 1 amendment…

Distance Between Beltway and Reality Evident On First Day of Immigration Reform Mark-Up

Progress to Deliver On Mandate for Equality Will Be Measured by Actions, Not Words 05.09.2013 – Washington, DC Responding to the Senate Judiciary Committee first hearing to mark-up amendments for the “Gang of 8” immigration reform proposal, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: “There is an…

NBC LA: Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement Prompts Lower Crime Reporting

Latinos are less likely to report crimes – even when they’re the victims – for fear of immigration enforcement, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.

The report looked at attitudes toward law enforcement among Latinos in four counties, including Los Angeles County. It was issued in light of the trend of increased local police involvement in immigration enforcement, its author said.