In Response to Targeting of Grandfather, Family Demands Meeting with ICE Director Saldaña and Answers for Libelous Statements, Highlights Additional Cases

Press ReleaseOctober 12, 2015Contacts: Olga Tomchin, olga@ndlon.org // Yadira Sanchez, yadirasanchez37@gmail.com In Response to Targeting of Grandfather, Family Demands Meeting with ICE Director Saldaña and Answers for Libelous Statements, Highlights Additional Cases (San Francisco, CA) – Today, the family of 67-year old grandfather Apolinar Sanchez Cornejo (“Abuelito Poly”), along with the National Day Laborer Organizing…

#FreeAbuelito: Community Pressure Stops Deportation of Beloved Grandfather

Press Release September 30, 2015Contacts: Olga Tomchin, olga@ndlon.org // Yadira Sanchez, yadirasanchez37@gmail.com #FreeAbuelito: Community Pressure Stops Deportation of Beloved Grandfather On the early morning of September 23rd, ICE agents raided the home of 67-year-old grandfather Apolinar (“Abuelito Poly”) Sanchez Cornejo and his wife Vicky in Pico Rivera, CA. Abuelito Poly was in the car about to…

REACTION: Will North Carolina Become a New National Symbol of Hate?

Press Release September 29, 2015Contact: SG Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org REACTION: Will North Carolina Become a New National Symbol of Hate? Durham, North Carolina—In response to the North Carolina General Assembly’s sending anti-immigrant bill HB 318 to Governor Pat McCrory, Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, President of El Centro Hispano, made the following statement: “North Carolina risks going down Arizona’s unwise…

NDLON Reaction: There is still time for Boehner to Do the Right Thing

For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross PostingsDate: Friday, September 25, 2015Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org  NDLON Reaction: There is still time for Boehner to Do the Right Thing Los Angeles, CA — In reaction to news of Speaker Boehner’s sudden announcement of resignation, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON),…

National Coalition Demands DOJ Drop Charges Retaliating Against Portland Labor Leader

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 8, 2015Press Contact: Olga Tomchin, olga@ndlon.org National Coalition Demands DOJ Drop Charges Retaliating Against Portland Labor Leader for Seeking Sanctuary in a Church Portland, OR—Today, 118 labor, faith, immigrant rights, and civil rights organizations joined together to call on US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Acting US Attorney Billy Williams to immediately…

Federal Judge Confirms Long Island Day Laborers are Protected by US Constitution

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 4, 2015Contact: SG Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org Federal Judge Confirms Long Island Day Laborers are Protected by US Constitution Long Island, NY—In response to a federal court judge striking down a NY town’s law banning day laborers from seeking work, representatives of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) made the following statements: Gabriel…

RELEASE: NDLON Demands Answers from ICE after “Record Number” of Arrests

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 3, 2015Contact: Claudia Bautista, cbautista@ndlon.org NDLON Demands Answers from ICE after “Record Number” of Arrests Los Angeles, CA—In response to ICE’s ‘record setting’ raid in Southern California during which 244 people were taken from their homes, immigrant and civil rights groups are demanding transparency from ICE and offering a hotline for individuals that…

Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 25, 2015Contact: Olga Tomchin, olga@ndlon.org Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto “[the] way to keep LGBTQ immigrants safe is not to detain them in the first place” Today, over 100 national and local LGBTQ, immigrant, and civil rights organizations urged President Obama in a letter to stop Immigration and Customs…

RELEASE: Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal Joins Community Concert Outside Immigrant Prison

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 31, 2015Contact: Claudia Bautista, cbautista@ndlon.org, (310) 909-3917 Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal Joins Community Concert Outside Immigrant PrisonAs Scapegoating of Immigrants on the rise following “Trump Effect”, Community Rallies to Serenade Inmates and Deportees What: Chant Down the Walls Concert with Los Jornaleros del Norte & Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal followed by Clitoral Mass Bike…

RELEASE: DC Officials, Immigrant Rights Groups Denounce Scapegoating in Congress, Stand up for Trust

For Immediate Release July 30, 2015Contact: SG Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org DC Officials, Immigrant Rights Groups Denounce Scapegoating in Congress, Stand up for Trust “DC is proud to be a sanctuary city” – Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton Washington, DC—On Thursday, city officials and immigrant rights groups joined in a unity press conference at the front steps of…