NDLON Responds to DOJ letter to 8 Jurisdictions On Sanctuary City Policies

On Friday, the Department of Justice sent letters to eight jurisdictions asking for proof that they collaborate with immigration enforcement. According to the the LA Times, “the letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and New York City.” In the statement, the Department of Justice says that american cities are “crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime.”

NDLON: Initiative Meant to Bully Local Officials Has Opposite Effect

On Monday, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration will temporarily stop the publication of a weekly report of localities that have declined participating in federal immigration enforcement programs.  The NY Times cites a series of inconsistencies in which several localities are incorrectly named in the report and contains “misleading information” that has prompted both “confusion” and “defiance” throughout several law enforcement agencies.

Thousands of Angelenos March to City Hall to Demand Sanctuary Policies

Today, over 30 organizations join the people of Los Angeles in defining the term “sanctuary city” at the “Free the People Immigration March –  Sanctuary for All.” The groups are taking to the streets and call for sanctuary policies. Those targeted by the current federal government’s policies – including immigrants, Muslims, Blacks, LGBTQ individuals – are also declaring Los Angeles a sanctuary city.

Thousands of LA Residents to Take the Streets to Denounce Trump’s Attacks

On Saturday at noon, thousands of Los Angeles residents plan to march in protest of Trump’s attacks on immigrants and to call upon city leaders and elected officials to enact a model sanctuary city policy, with no exceptions. The protests come days after Trump ordered home raids to arrest over 680 people nationwide and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security conceded they now consider all 11 million undocumented immigrants to be “criminal aliens.”

Day Laborers and Domestic Workers celebrate Celebrate 25th Anniversary of SF Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective

The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective of Dolores Street Community Services, a worker-run collective that unites, empowers and organizes immigrant labor and domestic workers, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the Grand Re-opening of the newly remodeled power center for organized workers on Thursday, February 16th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

ICE’s Attempts to Normalize Immigration Raids Must be Challenged at Every Turn

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press statement acknowledging that they detained more than 160 individuals during immigrations on Thursday February 9th 2017. This statement comes as ICE agents repeatedly attempted to counter claims made by immigration advocates and lawyers regarding the arrests of “over 100 immigrants” through home raids in several cities in southern California.