for immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, email@example.com, 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…
Obama Can’t Be Champion of Reform and Deporter-in-Chief At the Same Time November 15, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA In response to the DHS announcement that it will not pursue deportation of military relatives due to ‘stress and anxiety’ it can cause, Marisa Franco, organizer for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the…
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…
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.
New Detainer Statistics Show that Actual ICE Practice is Opposite of Administration’s Stated Priorities
CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESS AND THE ADMINISTRATION TO ADVANCE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND POVERTY ISSUES
Immigration reform can and should aim to reduce poverty and boost nation’s economic strength.
LOS ANGELES – Civil and immigrant rights leaders from the Latino and African-American communities today urged Congress and the Administration to remain focused on the passage of immigration reform and anti-poverty measures. They emphasized that while Congress continues to focus on important foreign policy and its work to avert a government shutdown, lawmakers must not use that as an excuse to push comprehensive immigration reform and anti-poverty measures off the agenda.
Despite other issues on the Congressional agenda, today’s press conference attendees stressed that Congress must understand that an overhaul in immigration policy is critical for our national and economic security. Currently, it is estimated that 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States.
Sacramento – Today, by an initial vote of 48 to 22, the California State Assembly approved amendments to TRUST Act (AB 4 – Ammiano) which reflect the great majority of a framework proposed by the Governor’s office. Today’s “concurrence” vote follows yesterday’s successful Senate vote of 25-11. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown, and a broad coalition of supporters is confident that the Governor will sign the significantly revised proposal into law.
The bill would ease the painful impact of the “Se” Communities or S-Comm deportation program, which turns even low level or unjustified arrests into extended detentions for deportation purposes in local jails. S-Comm has split families apart, undermined community confidence in law enforcement, and led to the deportation of nearly 100,000 Californians, most with minor convictions or none at all.