Alliance Building

Can the pursuit of inclusion, clinic integration and social justice bridge the gaps caused by cultural, political, gender, and racial differences? From immigrant rights to organized labor, we are united by our collective struggle against marginalization and common aspiration of achieving the American dream. NDLON supports a unified movement — of shared infrastructure, knowledge, and…

Leadership Development

Building and organizing a strong local base and developing the leadership skills of community members and advocates are critical to advancing the day laborer cause and building momentum that produces lasting change. At NDLON, clinic we foster the evolution of day laborer organizing models and cultivate the next generation of movement leaders. Leveraging proven methodologies…

1070 Copy Cat Laws

At the time of its passage in April, 2010, Cardinal Mahoney described Arizona’s SB 1070 as “nazi-like.” In the following legislative session, copy cats of the bill were introduced in more than 20 states.  Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Utah, and Alabama, all passed some version of the bill, spreading the Arizonification of the country and…

287(g)

The 287(g) program was created in 2001 to grant local law enforcement the authority to enforce civil immigration laws.  The predecessor to the Se Communities deportation program, 287(g) sent a chilling effect through immigrant communities and sparked a series of on-going Department of Justice investigations as examples of racial profiling and abuse of power in…

Legalization

NDLON promotes immigration reform that legalizes undocumented immigrants and offers regular status for those living in the shadows. Everyone deserves full respect and dignity in society regardless of immigration status. Legalization and criminalization are two opposites that cannot co-exist. Therefore any immigration reform must offer pathways to citizenship without compromising on policies that broaden the…

Health and Safety

In terms of workplace health and safety risks, day laborers are among the most vulnerable labor groups in the U.S. Day laborers are often hired to perform the dirtiest, most difficult and dangerous jobs. Reports show that migrant workers are injured, suffer, and die on the job at a higher rates than native-born workers because…

Day Laborer Organizing

Day laborers and the day laborer family are at the heart of all of our programming and campaigns.  This page is for our work specifically dedicated to addressing best practices and issues related to street corner hiring sites and the establishment of worker centers. {loadposition day_laborers_slides} {loadposition labor_organizing_tabs}

Program Areas

Migrant Rights Turning the Tide Alto Arizona Legalization Labor Rights Wage Theft Excluded Workers Day Laborers Workers Centers Street Corners Health & Safety   Migrant Rights In the absence of federal immigration reform, states are seeking their own remedies and taking matters into their own hands. Emboldened by misguided and punitive federal enforcement programs, states…