Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, firstname.lastname@example.org December 19, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA In response to the release of ICE’s 2013 deportation statistics, representatives of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following: “People on all sides will look at these numbers with a great deal of skepticism. It’s easy for the…
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.”
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.