NDLON Responds to GOP Immigration Principles

For immediate release // excuse cross-postingContact: B. Loewe, 773.791.4668 bloewe{at}ndlon.org In response to the GOP’s principles on immigration released today, Chris Newman, legal director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: “We are concerned the nativists within the Republican party now control the the whip hand on the immigration reform debate.…

NDLON Responds to 2014 State of the Union Speech

“Tonight’s speech was both a disappointment and a call to action for immigrants to increase pressure on the President for relief and for their rights. If the President wants 2014 to be a year of action, immigration is one area where he can and should lead by example. The President has already shown that he has broad legal authority in the realm of immigration; but to date, he has mostly exercised that authority poorly as part of a failed political strategy.

Sheriff Baca Leaves Behind Terrible Record on Immigration

for immediate release // excuse cross-postingContact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668 Sheriff Baca Leaves Behind Terrible Record on Immigration, Replacement Will Need to Reverse Course January 07, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA“Sheriff Baca leaves behind a terrible record on immigration.” explains Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Under Sheriff Baca’s tenure,…

CA set for successful implementation of TRUST Act

  Landmark law expected to lower deportations, raise confidence in law enforcement 2013.12.30 – California’s TRUST Act is poised to have a dramatic impact on the immigration debate when it goes into effect this Wednesday, January 1, along with a host of other pro-immigrant measures. As anticipation mounts in immigrant communities across the state, representatives of several organizations which sponsored…

NDLON Reacts to New Pew Study on Deportations and Citizenship

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

NDLON Reacts to New Pew Study on Deportations and Citizenship

December 19th – Washington, DC
In response to the new Pew Research Center Study “Deportation Relief Seen as More Important than Citizenship,” representatives of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statements:

Tania Unzueta stated, “It’s sometimes forgotten how personal the immigration debate is to those actually affected by it. Those debating the importance of citizenship need to be listening to those who live undocumented, those in detention centers, and those getting deported. Political equality starts with, and this debate actually moves forward when, people get to make the case for themselves instead of having their lives decided by others. One thing that’s clear is that you can’t decide your status preference if you’re already deported.  Citizenship has been used as a bargaining chip for too long, and there’s a clear path toward it that starts with stopping deportations.”  

NDLON Reaction to Ramped Up Congressional Pressure to Halt Deportations

for immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, bloewe@ndlon.org, 773.791.4668     12.05.2013 – Washington, DC In reaction to the 1 pm EST  press conference today in the House Triangle in which Democratic members of Congress are stepping up calls for the President to exercise discretion in immigration enforcement to stop unnecessary deportations, Pablo Alvarado, executive director…

Villaraigosa, Ammiano, and key leaders celebrate California TRUST Act, Urge other states and feds to follow CA’s lead

    Signing of TRUST expected to propel national immigration debate in new direction     When: Monday, Oct. 7, 10:30 AM  Pacific / 1:30 PM  Eastern Who: Confirmed speakers include –  Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D – San Francisco Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning undocumented journalist and founder of Define American Rabbi Ken Chasen, Leo…

TRUST Act Signed into Law in California

 

October 5, 2013. – Los Angeles, CA

In response to Governor Jerry Brown signing the California TRUST Act (AB4) into law, NDLON Executive Director Pablo Alvarado released the following statement:

“The tide is turning.  California’s historic legislation marks a shift of the pendulum away from the criminalization of immigrants and against the idea that police should have any role in immigration enforcement. The more the public learns about the failed  Se Communities deportation program,  the more clear it becomes that it should be ended. The President should take a cue from the state of California and other locales that have rejected his deportation quota program and reverse course on his Administration’s policies of Arizonification.