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evaluate the Executive Branch’s exercise of discretion in enforcing existing laws, which everyone in America agrees are outdated, unjust, and ineffective.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.
In reaction to House passage of sweeping legislation of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, Pablo Alvarado, Co-Director of NDLON, issued the following statement
Senate Hearing Raises Expectations For Biden Administration on Immigrant Worker Rights: Senator Booker and Secretary Mayorkas Make Case for Deferred Action Status
This morning, US DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified on the administration’s border & immigration policies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. During one particular exchange between Senator Booker (D, NJ) and Secretary Mayorkas, there was an acknowledgment that the Biden Administration can and should do more to incentivize immigrant workers to serve as whistleblowers if they work at abusive job sites.
“What levers will you pull?” National Day Laborer Organizing Network Reacts to Statement from Key Senators on Immigrant Rights
In response to a joint statement published by Senators Menendez, Lujan, Padilla and Cortez Masto, NDLON co-executive director Pablo Alvarado issued the following statement