For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross Postings // August 4, 2016 Contact: Armando Carmona, email@example.com, (323) 250-3018 What About Us?Criminalized Immigrants Respond to President Obama’s Defense of “Second Chances” Los Angeles, CA – In response to President Obama’s announcement this week that he will be granting clemency to 214 Americans who were “incarcerated under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws,”…
For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 4, 2016Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, firstname.lastname@example.org REACTION: Trump stigmatizes people with his dehumanizing language, President Obama deports them Los Angeles, CA—In response to the White House’s new efforts to rev-up deportations, this time of women and children refugees, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), made the following…
DACA: programa de acción diferida para jovenes DAPA: acción diferida para madres y padres de ciudadanos y residentes ¿Vale la pena solicitar la acción diferida? ¿Van a continuar las deportaciones – Cuál es el futuro de los excluidos de la acción ejecutiva? Digan NO al fraude – Beneficiarios y beneficiarias de DAPA y DACA
For immediate releaseContact: B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, email@example.com Reaction: Free From Legislative Strategy, President Obama Can Do the Right Thing on ImmigrationHe Must Maximize Existing Authority to End Injustice of the Status Quo Washington, DC – June 30, 2014.In reaction to the President’s comments this afternoon, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer…
NDLON Reacts to President’s Comments on Immigration Reform to Law Enforcement
Today, President Obama met with representatives from several major national law enforcement agencies, commenting on the possibility of Congressional action on immigration reform and blaming House Republicans for lack of action. His full remarks are available below. In response, NDLON Executive Director Pablo Alvarado issued the following statement:
“The President’s remarks on immigration today are more of an indictment of his own policies than of Congress’s failure to allow a vote. President Obama’s policies, not Republicans in Congress, have led to the Arizonification of the country. It borders on becoming a political crime for President Obama to decry the very status quo he created. While there is unity among immigrant rights advocates on the need for Speaker Boehner to allow a vote, there is equal consensus that the President should end his failed experiment to use police and sheriffs as so-called ‘force multipliers’ for immigration enforcement. That policy has been a catastrophe. Particularly if statutory immigration reform were to be signed into law this year, there would be heightened need for President Obama to end Se Communities and programs like it in order to ensure immigrants have safe passage on the metaphorical road to citizenship contemplated in the Senate proposal. In related news, Santa Cruz, California is the latest local jurisdiction to rebel against President Obama’s signature deportation program.”
Cut off Se Communities Program, Grant Relief to Victims of Sheriff Arpaio August 6, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ In response to President Obama’s visit to Maricopa County, Arizona, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: “While Congress has the responsibility to rewrite immigration law, the President…
Prosecutorial Discretion – Alto a la Polimigra
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(Los Angeles, Washington DC) In the growing groundswell of opposition, the New York Times echoed the call of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and others to end the “Se Communities” (S-Comm) program in an editorial published today. The Times stated, S-Comm has “made Republican hard-liners happy by bolstering the noxious argument that all undocumented immigrants are mere criminals, deportees-in-waiting. This is a failure of decency and good sense. It merely punishes and does nothing to actually come to grips with the problem of illegal immigration.”
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution calling for the ability to opt-out of S-Comm and Oakland voted to support the California TRUST ACT, legislation meant to the state’s participation in the program. Los Angeles City Councilmember Reyes said, “We need to end this ugliness, the meanness of federal policies that are punitive to vulnerable people. This is not the America we want.”
Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, commented, “”The tide is turning on S-Comm. A chorus of opposition to the program is growing louder as the migrant rights movement demands a reversal of politics that criminalize immigrants. It is clear S-Comm threatens community safety, it results in gross civil rights violations, and it undermines efforts to reform immigration laws. What started as an effort to uncover the truth about S-Comm has evolved into a consensus view that the program should be scrapped all together. S-Comm has come to symbolize the President’s broken promises on immigration reform. The fact is that it has not yet been frozen is now being viewed as a betrayal.”
The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) is a plaintiff with the Center for Constitutional Rights and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in an on-going FOIA lawsuit against DHS/ICE for access to documents related to the Se Communities Program. NDLON plays a central role in California advocacy for the TRUST Act and coordinates the national Turning the Tide campaign….