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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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Day Laborers Respond to President’s Immigration Reform Speech, Call on Him to Suspend Deportations

    2013-06-11. Washington, DC. In response to the President’s speech this morning on immigration reform, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement.   “The President must lead by example by exercising his broad authority and discretion.   Actions speak louder than words, and there are several steps…

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Day Laborers Call for Passage of Polis-Chu “No More Arpaio’s” Amendment to Defund Failed 287(g) Program

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (“NDLON”) applauds Congressman Polis and Congresswoman Chu’s appropriations amendment, which would defund the failed 287(g) immigration program, ending the infamous deportation program once and for all.

“The fact that the White House is still requesting money for 287g is frankly an unreported scandal,” explains NDLON’s executive director, Pablo Alvarado. “Even Joe Arpaio himself now acknowledges that the program leads to profiling.   At this point, the only ones defending the 287g program are the Heritage Foundation and the Minutemen.  Congress can show its commitment to immigration reform by saving the taxpayers the expense of program which imperils public safety and violates civil rights.” 

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