Worker advocates held a press conference Friday morning at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor to highlight worker health and safety and the need to protect immigrant workers’ ability to speak up about dangerous working conditions.
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the opening of Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE).
NDLON Reaction to District Court Order Enjoining President Trump’s plan to defund “Sanctuary” jurisdictions.
On Tuesday, Judge William H. Orrick issued an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s threatened plan to take federal funding away from so-called sanctuary cities. Judge Orrick ruled, “[Trump’s] Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds.”
NDLON Message for May Day 2017 1) We support the call for a national general strike. We are not here to ask for dignity, we are already dignified. And we – immigrants in the US – already subsidize the U.S. economy. We are here to demand the full equality that we are owed, and business as…
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.”
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.
Sacramento, CA – In reaction to the California Senate voting to advance the California VALUES Act (SB-54), Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), made the following statement…
In reaction to Attorney General Sessions’ remarks during the White House press briefing today, Salvador G. Sarmiento, Legislative Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) issued the following statement…
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.
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.”