Undocumented day laborers rebuilding the Sandy-wrecked coastline will receive donated safety gear — masks, and gloves, helmets, goggles and reflective jackets. Labor groups representing the workers from Long Island, New York City and New Jersey received about 2,500 $40 kits. The kits will be distributed at street corner labor stops where contractors
Republicans have been so estranged from a reasonable immigration discussion that it’s not surprising they don’t know what one looks like….
President Barack Obama’s allies in organized labor and progressive groups are drawing a line in the sand when it comes to so-called “triggers” that would require a se border as a precondition to allowing undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship. Left-leaning groups told the president during a meeting this week that any preconditions on…
Advocates for immigrant day laborers are visiting city street corners to give safety gear and tips to workers lined up for jobs. The advocates say they are trying to avoid the widespread unsafe conditions and wage theft that accompanied rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 attacks. Leaders from organizations in umbrella group National
Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.
(America never was America to me.)
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.
(It never was America to me.)
Obama, whose support for immigration reform earned him about 70 percent of the Hispanic vote in last November’s election, is also facing major pressure from the political left, particularly from immigrant rights groups who note that his administration has deported more illegal immigrants than any other. The president should “order suspending dep…
Many police organizations regretted participation In what was lauded a few years ago as “ . . . future of immigration enforcement, ” local law enforcement agencies are no longer obligated to comply with the Se Communities Program, see a once federally-mandated policy of deporting individuals considered threatening to public safety. California Attorney General Kamala Harris earlier this month released county and municipal law enforcement agencies from detaining and transferring illegal immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation. Since March 2011, more than 150,000 convicted criminal aliens have been booked into ICE custody resulting in more than 75,000 deportations. It is reported that law enforcement nationwide arrests about 1 million non-citizens accused of crimes. The program was controversial from its start.
“We must act,” declared President Barack Obama in his second inaugural address. “We cannot afford to delay.”
On a diverse stage that reflected the legacy of our country’s social movements for gay, women, and civil rights, the president spoke about the nation’s unfinished journey towards greater equality. Making reference to the voices of past civil rights leaders, the president forcefully spoke to meet the nation’s challenges, especially our duty to advance equality for gays, women, and immigrants.
Cientos de personas desafiaron hoy el intenso frío de Chicago y salieron a la calle para exigir a Barack Obama en el día de su segunda investidura como presidente, que decrete de inmediato una moratoria en las deportaciones y “ponga fin a la destrucción de familias” indocumentadas. “Nosotros también tenemos un sueño: que un día no habrá deportaciones y que todos los inmigrantes serán tratados con dignidad y respeto, que podremos mantener juntas a nuestras familias”, dijo el reverendo José Landaverde, uno de los organizadores de la marcha. Con la ayuda de un megáfono, el pastor de origen salvadoreño arengó a los manifestantes que portaban carteles y marchaban acompañados por la música de una banda juvenil con tambores y trompetas.