Victory for Arizona Day Laborers: Federal District Court Enjoins Anti-Day Labor, Anti-Speech Provisions of SB 1070
Decision is Day Laborers’ Second Constitutional Victory in as Many Weeks
PHOENIX, AZ – A federal district court today enjoined provisions of SB 1070 that criminalized the solicitation of day labor work. The court found that the provisions likely violated day laborers’ First Amendment free speech right to solicit work on public streets.
“Not only is the exercise of free speech a crucial civil right,” declared the court, “Plaintiffs have shown that they and their members are being chilled from soliciting employment by the threat of enforcement” of the anti-day labor provisions.
Ammiano Reveals TRUST Act Details as Hundreds Rally Against Sheriff Baca’s Immigration Policies in LA
Ammiano unveils details of “TRUST Act 2.0”
as hundreds take to streets in LA
First-in-the-nation proposal seeks to rebuild community trust in local police,
Damaged by disgraced “S-Comm” deportation program
February 23, 2012 – As hundreds of day laborers and advocates from across the country marched in Los Angeles Wednesday evening to protest the devastating impact of the so-called “Se” Communities or S-Comm deportation program, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) publicly unveiled the details of a bill to reform California’s participation in the troubled program.
The announcement came in the wake of troubling revelations earlier this month that S-Comm made parents of Miramonte students in Los Angeles too fearful of deportation to contact law enforcement authorities to report their own children’s abuse,
The new incarnation of the TRUST Act, which captured national attention last year, seeks to restore community trust in law enforcement and ease S-Comm’s unfair burden on local governments, who are pressured to hold for extra time even survivors of domestic violence for deportation.Details
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS LEADERS FROM ACROSS NATION RALLY TO PROTEST SHERIFF BACA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY AND TO PROMOTE GROUNDBREAKING LEGISLATION: “RESTORE TRUST IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. STOP THE ARIZONiFICATION OF CALIFORNIA: END S-COMM” Who: Over 200 Immigrant rights leaders and day laborers from across the country, including key leaders from Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia What: Rally…Details
Historic Victory for Day Laborers, Supreme Court Declines to Revive Unconstitutional Restriction of Speech
IN VICTORY FOR DAY LABORERS, SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO REVIVE UNCONSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTION OF SPEECH Redondo Beach Wrongly Restricted Day Laborer Solicitation LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the United States Supreme Court denied the request of the City of Redondo Beach to review the Ninth Circuit decision striking as unconstitutional the City’s ordinance prohibiting solicitation…Details
for immediate release Contact: B. Loewe, Chris Newman, Day Laborers to Debate Future While All Await Word from Supreme Court Decision Whether or Not to Hear Case of Redondo Beach Day Laborers President Trumka of the AFL-CIO and Tavis Smiley to Address Day Laborer Convention 02.21.2012 Los Angeles, CA.…Details
“On the Road to Justice, Ni un Paso Atrás (Not One Step Back)” Day Laborers From Across Nation Arrive in Los Angeles to discuss future –Multiple media opportunities, including “A Better Life” screening w/ Chris Weitz What: Sixth National Assembly of Day Laborers convened by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network When: February 19 – February 23rd, 2012 Where: Sheraton Downtown, 711 S. Hope…Details