We welcome that Democrats finally discussed immigration, and we welcome Biden’s continued evolution. Now it’s time for Biden to join the resistance to Trump’s war on sanctuary cities. Today, hundreds of localities serve as a critical bulwark in the resistance against creeping fascism. Biden will have plenty of opportunities to show his commitment in the months ahead.
In response to the rising threat of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), released a five-point Worker and Migrant Justice Response to be included in national coronavirus responses (link below).
In response to Donald Trump and ICE’s newest escalation in their failed war against sanctuary cities, immigrant and civil rights groups released the following statements
In November 2019, a group of workers, represented by Legal Aid at Work, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Wage Justice Center, filed mechanic’s liens for claimed wages earned for work performed at Chapman Court, a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument located in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
In response to the news that the Second Circuit reversed an injunction preventing the Justice Department withholding funding from New York City and seven states in retaliation for their sanctuary policies on immigration, Chris Newman of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
There’s no avoiding the conclusion that there is a conspiracy of silence when it comes to the absence of Democratic debate about immigration. Big mistake. The future of US democracy is at stake if one of these people can’t prove that s/he can beat Trump on this issue.
We are grateful to Assembly Member Bonta for his leadership in introducing the California Vision Act. We look forward to working with lawmakers in Sacramento to build upon the progress we have made in making California a sanctuary state. Community safety is improved for everyone when we have a criminal justice system that treats everyone equally, whether immigrant, citizen, or visitor.
On Tuesday morning, immigrant rights groups delivered a letter to the Democratic National Committee and Democratic candidates denouncing the party’s refusal to discuss immigration in previous debates and calling on candidates to “detail with far greater emphasis how they will confront and overcome the unrestrained xenophobia and domestic human rights crisis unleashed by Donald Trump.”
Emergency Vigil to Condemn ICE Shooting and Support Family Member of Victim Now Held at Hudson County Jail “We refuse to let ICE terrorize us”
New Jersey community and faith organizations are holding an emergency vigil at 10:00 AM on Sunday February 9th, 2020, in support of Gaspar Avendaño Hernandez, stepfather of ICE shooting victim, held at New Jersey’s Hudson County Jail.
This victory strikes at the core of the S-COMM program and supports jurisdictions from New York to Seattle to LA seeking to kick ICE completely out of our criminal justice system.