NDLON Press Releases

Latest updates on our news, events & campaigns

NDLON Calls for Improvements to Senate Bill

In response to the cloture vote on the Corker-Hoeven amendment, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement:
 
“The equality of eventual citizens is not something to be bought and sold in exchange for Republican votes, and that’s exactly what Senate Democrats have done with the Corker amendment.   At this early stage, lawmakers should be focused on getting the best bill possible from the perspective of those who got them elected, not by sweetening the deal for our nativist opponents.   We only need 60 votes in the Senate to move this process forward and to galvanize our community.  

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Suit Prompts ICE to Lift Immigration Hold on U.S. Citizen Gerardo Gonzalez

 

Just hours after U.S. citizen Gerardo Gonzalez filed suit on June 19, ICE lifted its erroneous immigration hold on him.  The Los Angeles born Mr. Gonzalez, represented by the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC), the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the law firm Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt, demanded that ICE lift the erroneous hold, which was preventing his release from criminal custody, and that the ICE Los Angeles Field Office stop issuing immigration holds without probable cause to believe a person is deportable. 

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Lawsuit Filed to End Immigration Agency’s Practice of Unconstitutionally Holding American Citizens and Immigrants in Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // EXCUSE CROSS POSTINGS // PLEASE FORWARD Date: June 19, 2013Contact: ACLU/SC, Vicki Fox, vfox@aclu-sc.org 213.977.5252NDLON, Chris Newman, newman@ndlon.org, 213.380.2785 Lawsuit Filed to End Immigration Agency’s Practice of Unconstitutionally Holding American Citizens and Immigrants in Custody Seeks to End ICE Policy of Detain First, Investigate Later Seeking to end the government’s practice…

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NDLON Responds to Morton Resignation

    (Los Angeles) In reaction to news of ICE Director John Morton’s resignation, Chris Newman, Legal Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued this statement:    “John Morton’s departure is tremendous news.    Under his leadership, ICE further fractured an already broken immigration system, it did tremendous damage to civil rights, and…

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Families, Congresspeople, 500+ Orgs Call on President to Suspend Deportations

Best Way to Move Bill Forward is to Keep Families Together Who Are Working Toward Reform 

Congressman Gutierrez as well as Reps. Jackson-Lee, Schakowsky, Titus, Clarke, Cardenas and others join fathers facing deportation and representatives of more than 500 immigrant rights organizations to deliver a letter asking President Obama to suspend deportations for those who would be entitled to eventual citizenship in the immigration bill being currently debated.

The press conference with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Gamaliel, Casa in Action, United We Dream, MALDEF, and the AFL-CIO comes the day after the President brought together immigration reform advocates at the White House to discuss the way forward.

”We call on the President to relieve the suffering of families by ceasing deportations as Congress debates reform,” said Oscar Alfaro.  Oscar, who had previously received a stay of deportation, was recently denied a renewal.  Oscar and his family have battled tirelessly in support of the President’s vision for immigration reform yet may be deported in these next few weeks if the President doesn’t take action to protect him and the 1,100 others who are deported on a daily basis from the United States

 

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