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.Details
Over 100 Law Professors Tell Gov. Jerry Brown: The California Values Act is Good Law and Good Policy
On Wednesday, over 100 law professors from across the United States, including Dean Chemerinsky of UC Irvine and Dean Johnson of UC Davis, sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown and members of the California legislature affirming that California has full legal authority to adopt Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, which would limit use of state and local resources to assist Trump’s deportation force. As sanctuary policies gain steam across the nation, the letter affirms that SB 54 will “ensure compliance with the constitution.”Details
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.Details
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.”Details
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…Details