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
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.”Details
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.Details