In response to leaks of a planned escalation by the Trump administration, Pablo Alvarado, NDLON Executive Director, released the following statement: No one doubts that Donald Trump will do anything to stay in power. Nor that ICE is the rogue agency he uses to send political messages to opponents and allies alike. The question is why do local and federal Democratic officials continue to enable and fund them?
After years of constitutional violations committed by ICE, this week, ICE’s deportation dragnet itself is on trial. Gonzalez v. ICE, a landmark class-action lawsuit, began a three-week trial this Tuesday (05/07/2019) in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit challenges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE’s) unconstitutional practice of asking local law enforcement to incarcerate individuals based on nothing more than incomplete and error-ridden database information.
The Court’s decision is a stinging defeat for the Trump Administration and a resounding victory for Californians who have fought to distance our state from the President’s cruel and destructive deportation policies.
Day Laborer Organizations Protest a “Disaster for Day Laborers” Demand that NYC better train and protect City’s immigrant construction workers
After the deaths of three immigrant construction workers during the past week, and the notice that New York City intends to proceed with enforcement of training requirements, NYC day laborer organizations announced a protest against the lack of access to training and the botched implementation of a training law, particularly for immigrant workers.
On Wednesday morning, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court heard oral arguments in Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-sanctuary lawsuit against California. In response, Salvador G. Sarmiento of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), made the following statement:
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives hosted two hearings aimed at exposing the Trump administration’s family separation policies and lifting up the urgency of legislation to protect TPS and DACA recipients. For the first time, the House Judiciary Committee heard from spokesperson and coordinator for the National TPS Alliance, Jose Palma.
On Thursday morning DHS filed a notice that it was automatically extending TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti & Sudan due to the ongoing litigation, Ramos v Nielsen, spearheaded by TPS holders.
On February 12, the National TPS Alliance with the support of NDLON and CARECEN-Los Angeles hosted close to 3,000 people in Washington DC as part of the TPS People’s Summit that included families from all 13 TPS countries across the nation.
TPS Holders from Honduras and Nepal Sue Trump Administration to Prevent Unlawful Deportation of 100,000 People
Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the unlawful termination of TPS for over 100,000 TPS holders from Honduras and Nepal and prevent the separation of tens of thousands of U.S. citizen children from their TPS-holder parents.
On Monday, Ret. Lieutenant Alex Villanueva was sworn in to the office of LA County Sheriff in one of the biggest upsets of the 2018 midterm election. Latin@s and immigrant communities who refused to succumb to the politics of hate and division spewed by the Trump Administration overwhelmingly supported Villanueva as he committed to protecting immigrant communities and significantly curtailing collaboration between ICE and the LASD.