With Immigration Bill Headed to House, President Can Take Clear Steps to Advance Reform and Relieve Suffering for Immigrants: Suspend Deportations
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.
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.Details
For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross Postings // Please Forward Contact: B. Loewe (773) 791-4668Date: June 21, 2013 NDLON Reaction to Corker/Hoeven Border Militarization Surge Amendment (Los Angeles) Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement: “The last election was a mandate to provide equality for immigrants, not a…Details
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 213.977.5252NDLON, Chris Newman, email@example.com, 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…Details
(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…Details