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…

National Praise for Philadelphia Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 17, 2014

Contact: B Loewe 773-791-4668

 

Philly’s Historic Executive Order Draws 

Praise from National Advocates

 

In response to Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s announcement of an Executive Order to effectively end the city’s submission to ICE hold requests, leading national civil rights and labor organizations gave the following statements. 

 

Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network: 

 

“Philadelphia’s new policy makes the city safer, it protects civil rights, it constitutes an exemplary policy of inclusion, and it sends a clear message that the city values the contributions of its immigrant population.   Whereas shameful federal deportation dragnet programs like SCOMM  have created a culture of suspicion that has divided communities and led to Arizonification,  Philadelphia’s new policy represents the turning tide.  We expect more cities will follow Philly’s lead in weeks and months ahead, and we congratulate and thank everyone involved in this historic policy.”

White House Must Use Authority Not Muddle Its Existence

for immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, bloewe@ndlon.org   White House Continues to Muddle Immigration Policy, Defend Indefensible   April 15, 2014 – Washington, DC    In response to statements made by White House Domestic Policy Advisory, Cecilia Muñoz regarding potential executive action on immigration during a thorough and fair interview by Leon Krauze, Pablo…

NDLON Report from Meeting with DHS Sec. Johnson

for immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668     During Meeting with DHS Sec. Johnson, NDLON’s Undocumented Representative Seeks Audience for Blue Ribbon Commission, Answers on Deportation Quota   “Invitations Will Not Slow Grassroots Movement,” Says Tania Unzueta “Until Deportations Are Stopped These Meetings Are More About Pageantry Than Policy.”   Washington,…

NDLON Reacts to Pew Study on Re-Entry and Federal Convictions

for immediate release Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668     New Study Shows Criminalization of Immigration   March 18, 2014 – Chicago, IL In response to a Pew Research Study released today, “The Rise of Federal Immigration Crimes”, that charts as other criminal prosecutions decline, criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses are still continuing at very high levels, Tania…

President Obama, Far from Champion-in-Chief

for immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668   President Obama is Far from Being Champion-in-Chief, Immigration Policies Must Evolve   March 06, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA In response to the President’s statement that he is a “champion-in-chief” for immigrant communities, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued…

White House Budget Reflects Administration’s Inaccuracy and Contradiction on Immigration

For immediate release // excuse cross-posting // Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668   White House Budget Reflects Administration’s Inaccuracy and Contradiction on Immigration The President Cannot Deport His Way to Reform   This morning, the White House released its 2015 budget proposal, outlining its priorities and requesting to fund programs aimed at fulfilling its deportation quota.…

Reaction to Carney Deportation Statement: Reduction of Deportations IMPROVES chances for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

for immediate release / excuse cross postings / please forward.    Contact:  B Loewe,  bloewe{at}ndlon.org  773. 791.4668   Reaction to Carney Deportation Statement:  Reduction of Deportations IMPROVES chances for Comprehensive Immigration Reform    (Los Angeles/DC) In reaction to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s statement today that there is “no alternative to comprehensive immigration reform passing Congress,” Pablo…