NDLON Denounces Renewed Term for DHS Secretary Responsible for Arizonification of the US

for immediate release Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668   NDLON Denounces Renewed Term for DHS Secretary Responsible for Arizonification of the US Former Arizona Governor Responsible for Sheriff Arpaio’s Immigration Powers Brought State’s Policies to Nation   January 14, 2012 – Washington, DC In response to the announcement that Janet Napolitano would continue in her position…

Chicago Announces Inauguration Day Plan to March for a Moratorium on Deportations

On First Day of President’s 2nd Term, Chicago Wants President on the ‘Right Side of History’
 
What: Press Conference Announcing January 21st March for a Moratorium on Deportations
When: 11:00am Tuesday, January 15th
Where: Daley Plaza 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Who: Families of workers who were detained in Immigration raids, Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Church, Centro Sin Fronteras, 
          ICIRR, Immigrant Youth Justice League, Latino Union of Chicago, and more
 
On Tuesday, groups will announce their plans for an Inauguration day march for a moratorium on deportations. 

New Study: US Spends More on Immigration Enforcement Than on Top Federal Criminal Law Enforcement Agencies Combined

A report issued today by the Migration Policy Institute finds that the federal government spends more on immigration enforcement than it does on the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, US Marshalls, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives combined. It also finds that more people are detained each year in immigration detention facilities than are…

NDLON Reaction to DHS Friday Afternoon Announcement on Se Communities and Deportation Rates

12.21.2012 – Los Angeles, CA

Today, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) announced revisions to the controversial Se Communities deportation program. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following response:

“There is broad consensus that the criminalization of immigrants driven by ICE has led to a deep, nationwide human rights crisis. The fact that 409,000 families were separated this year should be evidence enough for the need to end programs like Se Communities altogether.” – Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director

Rights Groups Demand Termination of Controversial 287(g) Deportation Program

 Urge President to End Instead of Expand 287(g), Honor Promises of Reform   Washington, DC 12.13.12  Today rights groups across the country are participating on a national call-in day to the White House urging the Administration to terminate the fundamentally flawed 287(g) deportation program instead of expanding it to 11 new counties.  On the heels of…

Leaders of key immigrant groups to react to introduction of TRUST Act “3.0”


Hours after bill presented in Sacramento, influential LA leaders will urge Gov. Brown to take swift action; 
Passage of bill will be catalyst for national immigration reform

What:  Press conference featuring leaders of major community organizations, hailing the reintroduction of the TRUST Act in Sacramento. 

When:  Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 3:30 PM

Where:  Headquarters of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles

Who: Confirmed Executive Directors include: Pablo Alvarado, National Day Laborer Organizing Network; Vincent Chin, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Thomas Saenz, MALDEF; Reshma Shamasunder, CA Immigrant Policy Center.

Public Forum on Se Communities, ICE Holds, and TRUST ACT

  As Los Angeles and California are set to lead national reform, lessons learned from Chicago and elsewhere   Saturday Event Featuring Cook County Commissioner Garcia, MALDEF President, and  Legal Experts Make Case for Local Policy   What: Loyola Law School Forum: Immigrant Communities, Policing, and Safety When: Saturday, December 1, 2012. 12:00pm – 3:00pm Where: Loyola Law School,…