Trump stigmatizes people with his dehumanizing language, President Obama deports them

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 4, 2016Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org REACTION: Trump stigmatizes people with his dehumanizing language, President Obama deports them Los Angeles, CA—In response to the White House’s new efforts to rev-up deportations, this time of women and children refugees, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), made the following…

Obama’s New Years Resolution Should Not Be to Deport Families Fleeing Violence

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 3, 2015Contact: Olga Tomchin, olga@ndlon.org Obama’s New Years Resolution Should Not Be to Deport Families Fleeing Violence Los Angeles, CA – Right before Christmas, and after a federal judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release families from immigration detention, the Washington Post reported that the Obama administration would instead…

NDLON REACTION to 8-day Extension by U.S. Supreme Court

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 1, 2015Contact: SG Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org NDLON REACTION to 8-day Extension by U.S. Supreme Court Los Angeles, CA—In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to deny a thirty-day extension request by the 26 states blocking DAPA and DACA 2.0, which would have effectively “run out the clock”, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the…

NDLON REACTION to Sanders’ Immigration Plan

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 24, 2015Contact: SG Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org NDLON REACTION to Sanders’ Immigration Plan Los Angeles, CA—In response to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ immigration plan, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) issued the following statement: “We look forward to studying the details, but it is frankly a welcome sign…

NDLON REACTION: Following Decision, Onus is Back on President to Take Action

For Immediate Release November 5, 2015Contact: SG Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org  NDLON REACTION: Following Decision, Onus is Back on President to Take Action Los Angeles, CA—In response to the 5th Circuit Court’s decision to uphold the injunction blocking implementation of DAPA and DACA 2.0, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) issued the…

NDLON Statement on Vitter: More, Not Less, Sanctuary Needed

For Immediate Release October 20, 2015Contact: Salvador G Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org NDLON Statement on Vitter: More, Not Less, Sanctuary Needed (Los Angeles, CA) – In response to today’s Senate vote, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), issued the following statement: “Today’s bill was never meant to become law. It was introduced…

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…