In response to today’s US Senate hearing entitled “Immigrants are Essential Workers in America,” NDLON sent a letter to Subcommittee Chair Senator Alex Padilla (CA-D), thanking the Senator for taking this initial step, and calling on him to host a hearing on “the direct conflict that currently exists between US immigration law enforcement and labor law enforcement.”
“Undo the harm, Secretary Walsh,” Mississippi Workers Alliance Delivers Petition to US Labor Department
On Monday morning a delegation of Mississippi workers rights leaders were joined by national and local partners as they delivered their petitions to US Labor Department headquarters in Washington, DC.
In reaction to news shared in the form of an off-the-record tip to the Washington Post that President Biden plans to reaffirm campaign promises on immigration reform, Salvador G. Sarmiento issued the following statement on behalf of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON):
Thirteen months ago, as a new virus emerged and spread fear across the nation, a new term also appeared: “essential worker.” Ironically, this term, used by many to connote appreciation, was actually coined by the Department of Homeland Security, the very same agency that has for decades terrorized immigrant workers in an effort to get them and their families to self deport.
Immigrant Workers Deliver Petition to Biden’s Labor Officials in Mississippi: Work Authorization for Workers Targeted by Trump Raids
On Thursday, the Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity (IAJE Mississippi) presented a petition and letter to President Biden’s Labor Department officials.
Day Laborer Organizations Share Reaction to Historic $2.1 Billion Fund for Undocumented and Excluded Workers in NY
After a year long campaign led by undocumented and excluded workers, New York State has approved a budget that includes $2.1 billion for an Excluded Worker Fund. It is an enormous step against the racist exclusion of immigrant workers and their families from COVID relief, and a victory made possible by the sacrifice and struggle of migrant workers, day laborer centers, and many more.
In response to news that Governor Gavin Newsom has named Rob Bonta for California Attorney General, NDLON Campaign Director Salvador G Sarmiento made the following statement
In response to President Biden tapping Vice President Kamala Harris to lead on immigration, NDLON General Counsel Chris Newman made the following statement
In response to Senate confirmation of Marty Walsh for US Labor Secretary, NDLON Co-Executive Director Nadia Marin Molina made the following statement
Mississippi’s Undocumented & Indigenous Workers ask Biden to Undo the Harms of Trump’s Workplace Raids
A coalition of civil rights and immigrant organizations have asked President Biden to repair the harms inflicted by Donald Trump and ICE on immigrant factory workers targeted by workplace raids in August of 2019. The organizations delivered the letter below to the Biden Administration over email on March 10, 2021. The letter comes only weeks after the communities received news that one of their community members deported by Trump (Edgar Lopez) was a killed in a massacre of Guatemalan migrants in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.