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Los Angeles City Council Votes on TRUST Act

Los Angeles City Council Votes on TRUST Act National Day Laborer Organizing Network Statement CONTACT: Chris Newman, cnewman@ndlon.org LOS ANGELES –The Los Angeles City Council votes on the TRUST Act today following incorrect claims made earlier this week by some sheriffs that the measure conflicts with federal law. Chris Newman, Legal Director of the National…

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Precedent-Setting Ruling in E-FOIA Case

Court Orders FBI, DHS and ICE to Lift “Veil of Secrecy” and Comply With Freedom of Information Act July 13, 2012, New York – Today, in an important victory for open government, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, of the Southern District of New York, ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland…

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New Wave of Local Intiatives Seek to Restore Trust Damaged by DHS Arizona Style Policies, Push Back Against Se Communities Program

California TRUST Act, DC Bill Set New ‘Commonsense’ Trend 

 

7.10.2012. Washington, DC. 

Days after the California senate passed a “Post- Arizona SB1070” bill called the TRUST act, and on the day the Washington DC council is signed a similar bill (Bill 19-585) into law, more than twelve cities launched efforts to develop local policies that restore the trust in law enforcement damaged by the Department of Homeland Security’s coercive “Se Communities” deportation program. Groups are calling for an end to the program and urging local officials to join a trend of municipalities led by Cook County, IL, California, and Washington, DC to counter the criminalization of immigrants, to protect against racial profiling, and to prevent the wrongful extended incarceration of residents for the sole purpose of deportation by setting commonsense standards for how to respond to immigration authority’s voluntary hold requests.

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“Sort of True” Still “Good Enuf” for ICE

Newly Disclosed Documents Confirm ICE Detainers are Voluntary, Suggest ICE Misled Public About Costs of Compliance July 9, 2012—Newly disclosed internal documents from the Immigration andCustoms Enforcement agency (ICE) repeatedly describe immigration detainers asvoluntary “requests” and confirm that there is no “procedure[] to force a[ local lawenforcement agency] to honor detainers.” The documents also show…

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New Ana Tijoux Music Video Stands with Arizona’s Immigrants

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  “Shock” Video Blends Tijoux’s Unique Style with U.S. Immigrants’ Rights Movement

Phoenix, AZ – French-Chilean musician Ana Tijoux is the latest artist to stand with immigrants in Arizona as part of the “Alto Arizona” campaign, an ongoing effort to bring visibility, recognition, dignity and to migrants who have been targets of hate in Arizona and around the world.

Tijoux
 spent her childhood in France after her parents had to flee a repressive regime in Chile. It was there where she discovered hip hop music, and where she began her musical career. Her name was recognized in the international market after collaborating with the Mexican artist Julieta Venegas in the songEres Para Mi. Her album entitled 1977, which has songs that touch on issues such as political injustice and her life in France, was nominated for a Grammyin 2010.

Now she’s out with a new music video “Shock” (http://bit.ly/LZ3GfB) directed by Alex Rivera (Sleepdealers) from the album “La Bala” which features Tijoux with protesters of Arizona’s infamous Sheriff Arpaio and the anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070, which the United States Supreme Court ruled was largely unconstitutional on June 25, 2012.   Filmed after a concert with Puente Arizona, Tijoux’s concert served efforts that pre-date SB1070 to challenge the state’s anti-immigrant climate and defend and advance the rights of migrant families.

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National Restoring Trust Launch Seeks Alternatives to SB1070 & Pushes Back Against S-Comm

Elected, Faith and Law Enforcement Leaders Discuss Need to Restore Trust in Law Enforcement in Immigrant Communities Following Arizona Supreme Court Ruling

 

WHAT: Telephonic press briefing with faith and local elected leaders
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10 at 12 Noon Eastern Time

SPEAKERS:

  • Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbi Emeritus of Los Angeles
  • Jesus C. Garcia, County Commissioner, Cook County, Illinois
  • Ron Hampton, Executive Director Blacks in Law Enforcement in America, 24 year retired veteran of the DC Metropolitan Police Department

Email bloewe@ndlon.org for call-in number. 

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