Announcing New Suit to Halt Arpaio’s Workplace Raids

For immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, bloewe@ndlon.org, 773-791-4668   Coalition Files New Suit to Halt Arpaio’s Workplace RaidsCalls State Laws on Which Raids Are Based Unconstitutional   What: Press conference to announce suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery  When: 1:00…

NDLON Files FOIA Requesting Detainer Quota Docs

  Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, bloewe {at} ndlon.org   Delay of Deportation Review Sparks New Inquiry into Obama Administration Deportation Policy: FOIA demands transparency to restore widening trust gap:Is Deportation Quota Behind Agency’s Shift Toward More Drastic Approach?   Today, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice…

5 Questions for Sec. Johnson During HJC Hearing

How Many More Will Be Deported Between Now and August?  

and Other Questions for Sec. Jeh Johnson During His Testimony at the House Judiciary

 

Since Jeh Johnson was tapped to replace former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as DHS Secretary, questions have been raised about how the former Pentagon official would approach immigration, an area in which he had little previous experience.  The White House raised expectations for Johnson with the announcement of a deportation policy review in response to the continuous pressure on the President to reverse his record and expand affirmative relief and in admission that current practice is admittedly “inhumane.”

Somerville Mayor to Sign Order Limiting ICE Holds

 

National contact: B Loewe, NDLON, 773-791-4668

Somerville Mayor to Sign Order Limiting ICE Holds, First in Massachusetts to Join National Trend Against Federal S-Comm Program

S-Comm is a “wall between police and community” says Police Chief

“All eyes on Massachusetts” as immigrant communities look to other localities to follow suit

May 22, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts——Wednesday, the Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, Joseph Curtatone, announced he will sign an executive order limiting local application of ICE holds, one component of the controversial Se Communities program (S-Comm), at a signing ceremony on Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern. The announcement comes one week after President Obama and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced they would take a “fresh look” at the deportation dragnet program—widely criticized for contributing to rampant racial profiling and an unprecedented level of deportations.

150+ Civil and Immigrants Rights Organizations Call on DHS Sec. Johnson to End Use of ICE Holds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // excuse cross-postingMay 16, 2014Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org, (202) 746-2099 150+ Civil and Immigrants Rights Organizations Call onDHS Sec. Johnson to End Use of ICE Holds As the President moves to “reboot” Se Communities,advocates demand complete end to key component of the program May 16, 2014, Washington, DC — A day after…

NDLON Reacts to President’s Comments on Immigration Reform to Law Enforcement

NDLON Reacts to President’s Comments on Immigration Reform to Law Enforcement

Today, President Obama met with representatives from several major national law enforcement agencies, commenting on the possibility of Congressional action on immigration reform and blaming House Republicans for lack of action. His full remarks are available below. In response, NDLON Executive Director Pablo Alvarado issued the following statement:

“The President’s remarks on immigration today are more of an indictment of his own policies than of Congress’s failure to allow a vote. President Obama’s policies, not Republicans in Congress, have led to the Arizonification of the country. It borders on becoming a political crime for President Obama to decry the very status quo he created. While there is unity among immigrant rights advocates on the need for Speaker Boehner to allow a vote, there is equal consensus that the President should end his failed experiment to use police and sheriffs as so-called ‘force multipliers’ for immigration enforcement. That policy has been a catastrophe. Particularly if statutory immigration reform were to be signed into law this year, there would be heightened need for President Obama to end Se Communities and programs like it in order to ensure immigrants have safe passage on the metaphorical road to citizenship contemplated in the Senate proposal. In related news, Santa Cruz, California is the latest local jurisdiction to rebel against President Obama’s signature deportation program.”

Civil Rights Organizations Warn California Counties

Civil Rights Organizations Warn California Counties: New Federal Court Decision Finds Immigration Detainers Unconstitutional; Local Law Enforcement Liable for Detention
Letter Urges Counties to Join 30 Counties in Oregon, 3 in Washington, and 3 in Colorado in Ending Compliance with Detainers in Wake of Decision

Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, bloewe@ndlon.org

LOS ANGELES, MAY 2, 2014–Today civil rights organizations, including the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the ACLU of California, sent letters to every County in California urging them to end compliance with immigration detainer requests in the wake of a recent federal court decision holding that the requests are unconstitutional and local law enforcement may be held liable for money damages for complying with them.

Migration Policy Institute Report Clears the Way for Evolution of President’s Deportation Policy

  As Pressure For Action Intensifies, Scope & Timing of Expected Relief Are New Subject of Debate  This morning, the Migration Policy Institute issued a new report, The Deportation Dilemma, that helps shed light on unprecedented deportations and criminal prosecution of immigrants.   In recent weeks, as the President hit the inauspicious milestone of 2 million…