On the 3-year mark of the ICE workplace raids in Mississippi, which took place on August 7 2019, the Immigrant Alliance for Justice & Equity of Mississippi (IAJE of MS) released the following statement (more background below), from Executive Director and founder Lorena Quiroz
In response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order targeting immigrants across the state, NDLON Campaign Director SG Sarmiento released the following statement:
In response to today’s announcement of a new workers rights policy by the US Department of Labor, groups from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Immigrant Work released the following statements below, with additional background at bottom, and plan to host a national press call on Thursday, July 7.
In response to ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson testimony before the House Appropriations DHS Subcommittee, NDLON Campaign Director Salvador G Sarmiento released the following statement
City of Jackson & Civil Rights Leaders Unite at Historical Mississippi Civil Rights Site to Call on DHS to Immediate Release Victim of ICE Raids
On Monday morning, civil rights and city leaders held a “Unity Press Conference” at the historic Masonic Lodge in Jackson to send a message directly to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to immediately release Ms. Lladi Ambrocio, a victim of ICE’s infamous 2019 raids, and to address the harms caused by ICE’s targeting of workers.
On Thursday, April 28, day laborers in worker centers across the country hosted vigils, marches, and other actions to remember fallen colleagues, loved ones and friends, in a moving nationwide commemoration of those who have died from work-related injuries, illness and abuse.
Today as immigrants nationwide commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day by honoring those co-workers and loved ones that have died due to COVID 19, work-related injuries, neglect, and abuse, Congress is holding a hearing to evaluate the Executive Branch’s exercise of discretion in enforcing existing laws, which everyone in America agrees are outdated, unjust, and ineffective.
On Tuesday morning, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network hosted a virtual panel and launch of its new REPORT: “Recovering from Climate Disasters: Immigrant Day Laborers as Second Responders.” The report launch is part of a week-long nationwide series of actions and events in commemoration of Workers Memorial Day 2022.
In response to an unexpected statement from DHS Secretary Mayorkas calling upon local police to collaborate with immigration enforcement agents, Chris Newman issued the following statement on behalf of NDLON
Today the Senate Parliamentarian issued a third opinion that the U.S. Congress cannot include immigration provisions in the budget reconciliation package.