San Francisco, CA – December, 04, 2012.This Afternoon Attorney General Harris issued a bulletin that clarified that ICE hold requests are voluntary in nature and local law enforcement have full discretion to reject submission to them. The announcement comes one day after the reintroduction of the TRUST Act (now AB4). The TRUST Act has received…Details
Hours after bill presented in Sacramento, influential LA leaders will urge Gov. Brown to take swift action; Passage of bill will be catalyst for national immigration reform
What: Press conference featuring leaders of major community organizations, hailing the reintroduction of the TRUST Act in Sacramento.
When: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 3:30 PM
Where: Headquarters of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles
Who: Confirmed Executive Directors include: Pablo Alvarado, National Day Laborer Organizing Network; Vincent Chin, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Thomas Saenz, MALDEF; Reshma Shamasunder, CA Immigrant Policy Center.Details
As Los Angeles and California are set to lead national reform, lessons learned from Chicago and elsewhere Saturday Event Featuring Cook County Commissioner Garcia, MALDEF President, and Legal Experts Make Case for Local Policy What: Loyola Law School Forum: Immigrant Communities, Policing, and Safety When: Saturday, December 1, 2012. 12:00pm – 3:00pm Where: Loyola Law School,…Details
New York and East Coast Worker Centers & Street Corner Hiring Sites Re-Open to Provide Ready and Reliable Labor
to Homeowners and Businesses Damaged by Sandy
11.05.2012 – New York City, NY
As New York and much of the East Coast turn to deal with the flooding and damage caused by the super storm, day laborer worker centers and street corner hiring sites have reopened their doors and workers have made themselves available for all repair efforts.
Day laborers served a critical role in the reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and are committed to helping rebuild places damaged by the storm, especially the hard-hit New York region.
Homeowners and employers can find the help they need by contacting worker centers in their area listed below or at hireadaylaborer.orgDetails
Unprecedented Collaboration Between Georgia Law Enforcement and Federal Immigration Officials Prompts Lawsuit Demanding Transparency
DHS and ICE violate Freedom of Information Act by failing to respond to six month old request. Atlanta, GA – October 24, 2012 Today the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) and the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The…Details
“Se Communities” Immigration Holds Lead to Illegally Prolonged Detentions of Tens of Thousands
(Los Angeles) – Six people have brought a landmark class-action lawsuit against Sheriff Baca and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) on grounds they are or were illegally detained in the jails and stations of Los Angeles County Jail for days, weeks, or months after they were entitled to be released because they are the subject of “immigration holds.” Immigration holds, sometimes called “immigration detainers,” are notices issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requesting that an individual in local custody be held pending further action. Unlike warrants, they are issued without any judicial determination of probable cause, and they are frequently issued in error.Details