New Data Sparks Anger: almost 2,000 Californians deported through S-Comm in January

Statistics reveal failure of ICE’s latest guidelines, add urgency to passage of TRUST Act  March 11, 2013 – An analysis of new data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has found that 1,941 Californians were deported in the first month of 2013 alone, an alarming figure that would have been significantly lower were the TRUST Act already signed into law. The…

Day Laborer & Immigrant Orgs Join National “Coming Out of the Shadows” Month, Call for Stop to Deportations

Community members facing deportation and detention to come out at events around the country calling for a moratorium to record-breaking deportations and the federal quota programs that drive them.
 
03/04/2013—Day laborer and immigrant worker organizations have declared this March a month of action where those in deportation proceedings, will join undocumented youth in ‘coming out’ events to say ‘Not One More (Ni uno más);’ not one more person taken from their loved ones because of deportations.
 
For the past three years, undocumented youth have held “coming out” events as a central tactic to activate dream-act eligible youth, humanize those targeted by immigration laws, and expose the inhumanity of current immigration policies.  This year, the youth-led initiative will take on a specific focus of deportation and detention and be joined by adults,  day laborers, people facing removal, and broader community members’ participation highlighting the impact of the immigration enforcement policies that have rapidly expanded under the President’s first term in order to meet Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s self-imposed quota of 400,000 deportations per year. 
 

Day Laborer & Immigrant Orgs Join National “Coming Out of the Shadows” Month, Call for Stop to Deportations

Community members facing deportation and detention to come out at events around the country calling for a moratorium to record-breaking deportations and the federal quota programs that drive them.
 
03/04/2013—Day laborer and immigrant worker organizations have declared this March a month of action where those in deportation proceedings, will join undocumented youth in ‘coming out’ events to say ‘Not One More (Ni uno más);’ not one more person taken from their loved ones because of deportations.
 
For the past three years, undocumented youth have held “coming out” events as a central tactic to activate dream-act eligible youth, humanize those targeted by immigration laws, and expose the inhumanity of current immigration policies.  This year, the youth-led initiative will take on a specific focus of deportation and detention and be joined by adults,  day laborers, people facing removal, and broader community members’ participation highlighting the impact of the immigration enforcement policies that have rapidly expanded under the President’s first term in order to meet Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s self-imposed quota of 400,000 deportations per year. 
 

State TRUST Acts & NYC Bills to Protect Against Record Breaking Deportations, Set Direction for National Reform

Revelations of Deportation Quota and Widespread Detainer Requests Spur Local Policies to Restore Trust and Safety, Protect Immigrant Residents   States and cities across the country are taking the initiative to use their constitutional powers to improve public safety and advance the inclusion of their immigrant residents by limiting ICE’s overreaching hold requests. New bills are expected to pass New…

In Response to ICE’s Reported Release of Detainees, NDLON Calls for End to Police/ICE Collaboration Programs

Nation Cannot Afford Immigration Policy Driven by Politically Motivated Deportation Quota   February 26, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA In response to the news of ICE releasing some detainees as it undergoes a review related to budget considerations, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of NDLON issued the following statement:   “We cannot afford morally to be a society where immigration policy…

Anger grows over ICE deportation quota as new data shows Agency’s main targets have no convictions; Immigration holds issued for hundreds of citizens

  CA TRUST Act crucial to curbing ICE abuses 2013.2.20 – In response to data released today by Syracuse University’s TRAC program analyzing nearly 1,000,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold requests made to local jails in the President’s first term, the Asian Asian Law Caucus, California Immigrant Policy Center, and National Day Laborer Organizing Network jointly issued the following statement.…

New Data Calls into Question President’s Progress on Immigration Reform

February 20, 2013 – Los Angeles, CAIn response to new data released by TRAC analyzing the 1,000,000 ICE hold requests made to local jails in the President’s first term, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: “This is further proof of the troubling contradiction between the President’s…

FOIA Docs Released to USA Today Reveal Deportation Quota Driving Immigration Policy


Advocates Release
Briefing Guide Exposing Decision to Enlist Local Police About Meeting Numbers Not About Safety

 

 

February 18, 2013 – Atlanta, GA

Following the USA Today story outlining ICE tactics to boost deportation numbers, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the ACLU Foundation of Georgia, and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network released a briefing guide exposing ICE headquarters directives to Georgia and North Carolina field offices to disregard public safety concerns in order to meet self-imposed deportation quota requirements.

 

NDLON Responds to Revelations of ICE Measures to Meet Deportation Quota

  The President’s Priorities and John Morton’s Quota are Completely Incompatible   February 15, 2013 – Washington, DC. In response to the revelations in this morning’s USA Today that ICE agents believed careers were tied to boosting deportation numbers and the tactics they used to do so, Chris Newman, Legal Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network…

Republicans Must Reconcile their Fears on Immigration, Democrats Must Not Concede to Them

NDLON Calls for Suspension of Deportations to Start Reform in Earnest   02.06.2013 – Washington, DC In response to today’s House Judiciary Committee Hearing on immigration, Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:   “As Republicans debate whether or not to allow their party to be run by xenophobes, the Democrats…