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LA Times: Help on Way to Collect Unpaid Wages

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 27, 2014

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/527/article/p2p-80285607/ AB 2416, by Assemblyman Mark Stone, gives workers the power to file a lien against an employer at the time the wage complaint is filed, which means that even if the business shuts down, the wronged worker will have a... Read more

Welcome to the New America: Low-Wage Nation | The Nation

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 3, 2014

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Welcome to the New America: Low-Wage Nation | The Nation

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Protestors form human chain to block deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 3, 2014

Protestors form human chain to block deportations

Immigrant rights supporters in Austin locked themselves arm-in-arm, forming a chain in front of the Travis County Jail Monday morning to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants. The protestors are blocking the exit authorities used to transfer captured illegal immigrants... Read more

Arrests During Protest of Travis County Deportation Program - keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin - Top Stories

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 3, 2014

Arrests During Protest of Travis County Deportation Program - keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin - Top Stories

text size Updated: Monday, February 3 2014, 01:15 PM CSTSix people are arrested this morning in Downtown Austin, protesting what they call unfair and damaging deportations.They chained themselves together in front of the Travis County Jail exit where undocumented immigrants... Read more

President Obama urged to halt deportations for now

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 31, 2014

President Barack Obama is expected to renew his push for immigration reform during his State of the Union address tonight, but a group of more than 30 House Democrats led by Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona say that isn’t enough.... Read more

Fixing Immigration, in Principle - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 31, 2014

THE DEPORTER IN CHIEF As we wait for a bill, which could come in months or years or never, deportations continue. The Obama administration has expelled nearly two million people, breaking up thousands of the families President Obama has repeatedly... Read more

Obama says at SOTU: ‘Let’s get immigration reform done this year’ | Voxxi

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 28, 2014

Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, was also disappointed to see Obama make no mention of deportations. He called on the president to “lead by example” and sign an executive order to stop deportations. “The... Read more

Dems to Obama: Call for end to deportations at State of the Union | Voxxi

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 28, 2014

Frustrated with the gridlock in Congress and seeking to advance administration goals, President Barack Obama said at a recent cabinet meeting: “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone — and I can use that pen to sign executive... Read more

Day laborers helped by groups in NY, elsewhere

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 27, 2014

By Claudia Torrens | Source: BusinessWeek.com NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Garcia was making $80 a day cleaning the basement of a New York City building after Superstorm Sandy. The 34-year-old Mexican immigrant worked 12 hours a day without protective gear. Today,... Read more

Obama’s 7 State of the Union talking points. No. 4: Immigration

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 27, 2014

White House officials view immigration as the president's best chance to pass a major piece of domestic legislation in his final three years in office, largely because some GOP leaders believe their party must broaden its appeal to Latinos and... Read more

Piden a Obama usar autoridad para frenar deportaciones - laraza.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 27, 2014

Dos legisladores demócratas pidieron que el presidente Barack Obama utilice su autoridad ejecutiva para frenar las deportaciones de ciertos inmigrantes indocumentados, en víspera de su discurso sobre el “Estado de la Unión” que incluirá alusiones a la reforma migratoria. Los... Read more

EEUU: Jornaleros en esquinas ya no están solos - Yahoo Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 27, 2014

NUEVA YORK (AP) — Martín García Ibáñez ha pasado de ganar 80 dólares diarios limpiando el sótano de un edificio afectado por el huracán Sandy a 180 haciendo de carpintero en un edificio en remodelación en Brooklyn, Nueva York.El mexicano... Read more

EEUU: Jornaleros en esquinas ya no están solos - Yahoo Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 27, 2014

NUEVA YORK (AP) — Martín García Ibáñez ha pasado de ganar 80 dólares diarios limpiando el sótano de un edificio afectado por el huracán Sandy a 180 haciendo de carpintero en un edificio en remodelación en Brooklyn, Nueva York.El mexicano... Read more

Alcaldes piden a Obama usar autoridad en inmigración - laraza.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 23, 2014

“Creo que lo que sea que esté dentro de la autoridad del presidente Obama, él debe enfatizar que si el Congreso no actúa”, él tomará medidas, dijo a La Opinión el alcalde de San Francisco, California,  Edwin Lee, tras un... Read more

Alcaldes piden a Obama usar autoridad en inmigración - laraza.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 23, 2014

“Creo que lo que sea que esté dentro de la autoridad del presidente Obama, él debe enfatizar que si el Congreso no actúa”, él tomará medidas, dijo a La Opinión el alcalde de San Francisco, California,  Edwin Lee, tras un... Read more

Alcaldes piden a Obama usar autoridad en inmigración - laraza.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 23, 2014

“Creo que lo que sea que esté dentro de la autoridad del presidente Obama, él debe enfatizar que si el Congreso no actúa”, él tomará medidas, dijo a La Opinión el alcalde de San Francisco, California,  Edwin Lee, tras un... Read more

The Napolitano Files | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley Bay Area News Arts Coverage

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 22, 2014

Since Janet Napolitano became the president... Read more

The Gritty Life of a Day Laborer | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley Bay Area News Arts Coverage

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 16, 2014

Day laborers are pretty much taken for granted, as they wave at cars passing the sidewalk where they look for work near Home Depot or the local lumberyard. What road brought them to their street corners, far from their families in... Read more

New Norristown police chief to review cooperation with ICE — NewsWorks

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 9, 2014

Calling immigration issues the "800-pound gorilla in the room," the new police chief in Norristown, Pennsylvania said he plans to start drafting a policy this week on how his department will collaborate with federal immigration officers. Chief Mark Talbot says... Read more

LA County Sheriff Baca's legacy on immigration | Multi-American | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 9, 2014

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who announced his pending retirement Tuesday, has had a complicated relationship with immigrants in his jurisdiction during his 15-year tenure. He's the son of a Mexican-born immigrant mother who once lacked legal status. Yet... Read more

New immigration laws split America in two | MSNBC

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 6, 2014

And just as red states moved to crack down on immigrants in the wake of the 2010 tea party revolution, a number of blue states interpreted Democrats’ 2012 success with Latino voters as a signal to move in the opposite... Read more

New Year’s resolutions for the left: What liberals can win in 2014 - Salon.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 6, 2014

Force Obama to act on deportations: “[In 2013] at least a dozen local jurisdictions — including the state of California, which passed the TRUST Act — broke ICE’s hold and started to create a bright line that separates local law... Read more

U.S. Deports 10 Percent Fewer People Last Fiscal Year : NPR

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 20, 2013

The Obama administration has released deportation numbers for the last fiscal year. For the first time since the president took office, fewer people were removed than the year before.... Read more

Poll reveals immigrants' most pressing issue | MSNBC

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2013

Democratic leaders, including Obama, have generally said a path to citizenship is absolutely necessary to any reform package, warning that a failure to include it would create a permanent group of second class Americans. Most major pro-immigration groups have said the... Read more

Poll reveals immigrants' most pressing issue | MSNBC

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2013

Democratic leaders, including Obama, have generally said a path to citizenship is absolutely necessary to any reform package, warning that a failure to include it would create a permanent group of second class Americans. Most major pro-immigration groups have said the... Read more

Poll reveals immigrants' most pressing issue | MSNBC

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2013

Democratic leaders, including Obama, have generally said a path to citizenship is absolutely necessary to any reform package, warning that a failure to include it would create a permanent group of second class Americans. Most major pro-immigration groups have said the... Read more

Poll reveals immigrants' most pressing issue | MSNBC

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2013

Democratic leaders, including Obama, have generally said a path to citizenship is absolutely necessary to any reform package, warning that a failure to include it would create a permanent group of second class Americans. Most major pro-immigration groups have said the... Read more

Immigration Reform: Hispanics Want Deportation Relief Over Citizenship -- Fusion.

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2013

The president sees this as being outside his authority, but such an action wouldn’t be without precedent. In 2012, his administration created a program that lets young undocumented immigrants live and work in the U.S. legally. Marisa Franco, lead organizer... Read more

Immigration Reform: Hispanics Want Deportation Relief Over Citizenship -- Fusion.

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2013

The president sees this as being outside his authority, but such an action wouldn’t be without precedent. In 2012, his administration created a program that lets young undocumented immigrants live and work in the U.S. legally. Marisa Franco, lead organizer... Read more

Miami-Dade plans to stop paying for federal immigration detentions - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2013

Fed up with underwriting the nation’s broken federal immigration system, Miami-Dade County plans to stop paying the cost of temporarily housing undocumented immigrants in its jails. The dramatic shift in policy comes at a time when the cash-strapped county is... Read more

9 arrested in Va. immigration detention protest - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 17, 2013

Carolina Velez with the Richmond-based Wayside Center for Popular Education told The Associated Press that the protesters lay across the roadway to protest a high number of deportations. The annual average of deportations increased to near 400,000 since President Barack... Read more

9 arrested in Va. immigration detention protest - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 17, 2013

Carolina Velez with the Richmond-based Wayside Center for Popular Education told The Associated Press that the protesters lay across the roadway to protest a high number of deportations. The annual average of deportations increased to near 400,000 since President Barack... Read more

9 arrested in Va. immigration detention protest - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 17, 2013

Carolina Velez with the Richmond-based Wayside Center for Popular Education told The Associated Press that the protesters lay across the roadway to protest a high number of deportations. The annual average of deportations increased to near 400,000 since President Barack... Read more

On immigration, look to the states - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 15, 2013

Let's say the improbable happens and Congress passes immigration reform. However it's packaged — one bill or many — you can be sure it will focus on "sticks," not "carrots." That's what is required to secure the cooperation of the... Read more

Eight arrested during protest of immigrant deportations in Elizabeth | NJ.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2013

Police arrested eight people who had formed a human chain this morning in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center in protest of the government’s deportation policies. About 60 people chanted “not one more” and “education, not deportation” along industrial Evans... Read more

Eight arrested during protest of immigrant deportations in Elizabeth | NJ.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2013

Police arrested eight people who had formed a human chain this morning in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center in protest of the government’s deportation policies. About 60 people chanted “not one more” and “education, not deportation” along industrial Evans... Read more

Dems to Obama: Suspend deportations - CNN.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2013

While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants. Thirty Democratic members of Congress wrote in a letter... Read more

Dems to Obama: Suspend deportations - CNN.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2013

While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants. Thirty Democratic members of Congress wrote in a letter... Read more

Democrats to Obama: Suspend deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2013

While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants. Thirty Democratic members of Congress wrote in a letter... Read more

25 House Democrats To White House: Halt All Deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2013

Twenty-five House Democrats Thursday called on the Obama administration to suspend new deportations of undocumented people living in the United States until Congress finishes work on comprehensive immigration reform. In a letter to President Obama, the lawmakers argue that suspending... Read more

House Dems rip Obama on deportations | TheHill

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2013

Liberal House Democrats pounced on President Obama Thursday over his deportation policy, saying he's been too tough on illegal immigrants at the expense of families. The lawmakers are urging the administration to expand its deferred action program – which allows... Read more

House Democrats To Obama: It's Time To Suspend Deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2013

Twenty-nine House Democratic members sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday calling for him to halt deportations, arguing that it would help, not hurt, the debate over immigration reform by bringing in new voices. "This is not to... Read more

Common-sense immigration reform for Massachusetts? Detainment and driving bills supported at packed Northampton forum | GazetteNet.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 3, 2013

There was roaring applause at First Churches on Monday night when Rebecca Fricke, district aide to state Rep. Ellen Story, read a statement from the Amherst Democrat declaring support for two bills designed to reform immigration policies on the local... Read more

King County ICE Detainer Requests Ordinance 12.2.2013 — Washington Defender Association

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 3, 2013

Read more http://www.defensenet.org/immigration-project/immigration-resources/immigration-detainers-and-ice-enforcement-actions/King%20Co%20ICE%20Detainer%20Requests%20Ordinance%2012-2-13.pdf/view Read more

Obama admin hits all-time high on prosecutions for nonviolent immigration offenses — RT USA

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 27, 2013

“Imagine the president who promised immigration reform in 2008 and now as a result of his own policies, two million who would have benefited from that reform have been expelled from the country,” said B. Loewe, a spokesman for the... Read more

Obama admin hits all-time high on prosecutions for nonviolent immigration offenses — RT USA

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 27, 2013

“Imagine the president who promised immigration reform in 2008 and now as a result of his own policies, two million who would have benefited from that reform have been expelled from the country,” said B. Loewe, a spokesman for the... Read more

Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? | Lifted Lamp

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 26, 2013

As official Washington administers last rites to immigration reform for 2013 only to have it pop up again with a barely detectable pulse, undocumented immigrants and their allies continue to press the President to use his power as the executive... Read more

Immigrant Rights Activists Temporarily Stall Deportation Bus At Broadview Detention Center (VIDEO) | Progress Illinois

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 20, 2013

About 50 activists rallied outside the Broadview Detention Center Tuesday afternoon and temporarily stopped a bus filled with undocumented immigrants set to be deported. For about an hour, 12 organizers with Undocumented Illinois formed a human chain by linking arms... Read more

Fifteen immigration activists arrested in Atlanta protesting U.S. deportation policy | Atlanta News Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative…

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 20, 2013

Fifteen protesters, including some undocumented Georgians, were arrested yesterday morning protesting the United States' immigration deportation policy outside the Immigration and Custom Enforcement Field Office on Spring Street near Downtown. Most of the arrested protesters chained themselves to the gate... Read more

Judges Must Warn About Deportation, New York Appeals Court Rules - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 20, 2013

The majority concluded “that deportation constitutes such a substantial and unique consequence of a plea that it must be mentioned by the trial court to defendant as a matter of fundamental fairness,” Judge Abdus-Salaam wrote. More than 20 states already... Read more

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 15, 2013

The new rules outlined in the nine-page document apply on a case-by-case basis, and those relatives accused or convicted of criminal charges are not guaranteed relief.  President Obama has already provided a temporary stay for certain undocumented youth under a... Read more

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 15, 2013

The new rules outlined in the nine-page document apply on a case-by-case basis, and those relatives accused or convicted of criminal charges are not guaranteed relief.  President Obama has already provided a temporary stay for certain undocumented youth under a... Read more

Why I stand with the immigrant workers who rebuilt New Orleans: Bill Quigley | NOLA.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 15, 2013

In the 36 years I have been a lawyer, I have seen many people take brave moral actions. I have represented hundreds of people here in Louisiana and across our country who were arrested for protesting for peace, civil rights,... Read more

Immigration protest shuts down afternoon traffic, results in 22 arrests | NOLA.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 14, 2013

A crowd of several hundred pro-immigrant activists blocked the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street for several hours Thursday afternoon to protest what they describe as "harsh" and "devastating" tactics by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest, organized... Read more

Immigration protest shuts down afternoon traffic, results in 22 arrests | NOLA.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 14, 2013

A crowd of several hundred pro-immigrant activists blocked the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street for several hours Thursday afternoon to protest what they describe as "harsh" and "devastating" tactics by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest, organized... Read more

Can Obama legalize 11 million immigrants on his own?

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 14, 2013

It's now looking extremely unlikely that Congress will enact immigration reform this year. And that raises a question: Could President Obama use his executive powers to effectively legalize some of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the United States?... Read more

How Sandy Clean-Up Brought Day Laborers Out of the Shadows - Working In These Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 14, 2013

When Sandy hit last October, the Northeast shoreline seemed to freeze: people were stranded in flooded homes, businesses shuttered, downtown Manhattan's lights went eerily dark. But the paralysis wasn't total—the area began buzzing immediately with invisible workers. The day after... Read more

Democrat Luis Gutierrez: ‘Shame On’ Obama, Dems, GOP for Failing on Immigration -- Fusion.

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 11, 2013

"If you see illness, if you see harm, I think it is the responsibility of the executive branch of government—given the inaction of the legislative branch—to expand DACA to the parents of the DREAMers, to expand DACA to American-citizen children... Read more

Democracy Now: Day Laborers One Year After Sandy

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 11, 2013

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NYC Day Laborers Rally

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2013

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Remember the Second Responders - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2013

Nobody knows what kind of large-scale disaster will next hit the New York City region, but you can be sure that after the initial chaos will come the mess. And as Hurricane Sandy taught us, some of the hardest and... Read more

Remember the Second Responders - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2013

Nobody knows what kind of large-scale disaster will next hit the New York City region, but you can be sure that after the initial chaos will come the mess. And as Hurricane Sandy taught us, some of the hardest and... Read more

Undocumented residents get Driver's license approval from DC Council | wusa9.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 5, 2013

The DC City Council approved a bill on Tuesday granting access to driver's licenses and ID's for city residents regardless of their immigration status.  The licenses will be marked to show they belong to undocumented residents. The DC Drivers Safety... Read more

Trabajadores indocumentados pudieran recibir U-Visa por ser maltratados

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 4, 2013

Cuatro trabajadores de servicio de limpieza que fueron despedidos por la compañía Benjamin H. Realty, alegan que esta compañía localizada en East Orange, los contrató hace alrededor de diez años a sabiendas que eran inmigrantes y una vez ellos comenzaron... Read more

Day Laborers Get Training For Future Disasters - NY1

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 4, 2013

Day Laborers Get Training For Future Disasters - NY1

Fall scene (Submitted by Cristina) UWS pumpkins (Submitted by Mimmi) Central Park (Submitted by Randy) FDR Four Freedoms Park (Submitted by Dennis) Harlem pumpkin sail (Submitted by Marge) Atlas at night (Submitted by Ileane) Halloween kids party in TriBeCa (Submitted by Linda) Halloween window (Submitted by Carlos) Atlantic... Read more

Day Laborers Get Training For Future Disasters - NY1

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 4, 2013

Day Laborers Get Training For Future Disasters - NY1

Fall scene (Submitted by Cristina) UWS pumpkins (Submitted by Mimmi) Central Park (Submitted by Randy) FDR Four Freedoms Park (Submitted by Dennis) Harlem pumpkin sail (Submitted by Marge) Atlas at night (Submitted by Ileane) Halloween kids party in TriBeCa (Submitted by Linda) Halloween window (Submitted by Carlos) Atlantic... Read more

Crossing the Border, and Into Federal Prisons - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 4, 2013

“Why Prisons Are Shrinking” (editorial, Oct. 28) laid out why data-driven policies are causing state prison populations to shrink. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the federal prison system, which continues to contract with private prison corporations to facilitate... Read more

Day Laborers Rally for Immigration Reform, Workplace Safety | Democracy Now!

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 4, 2013

In New York City, day laborers and their allies gathered Sunday to call for immigration reform and to highlight the role of immigrant workers in the recovery effort after Superstorm Sandy, just over one year ago. The workers rallied in... Read more

Mexican immigrant fought deportation and won

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 31, 2013

Three times, Fani Gonzalez packed a suitcase, clutched her daughters in a tearful goodbye and begged the Virgin of Guadalupe for a miracle — anything, just anything, that could keep her from being deported back to her violent home city... Read more

Hispanos de organizaciones no lucrativas reciben reconocimiento

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 30, 2013

WHITE PLAINS.- El Ejecutivo del Condado Robert Astorino honró a varios miembros de organizaciones locales, sin fines de lucro, por su contribución a la comunidad latina en el condado de Westchester, como parte del reconocimiento del Mes de... Read more

Varias ONG exigen ante la CIDH poner fin a las deportaciones - Estados Unidos - ElNuevoHerald.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 29, 2013

Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (ONG) acusaron a Estados Unidos de criminalizar a los inmigrantes indocumentados, y exigieron poner fin a las deportaciones, al abrirse este lunes las audiencias ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) en Washington. Grupos de abogados,... Read more

Inicia CIDH audiencias que pueden construir nuevas convenciones - Yahoo Noticias Argentina

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 28, 2013

La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) comienza este lunes su 149 período de audiencias, con nuevos asuntos y dinámicas que a través de su discusión en las audiencias pueden llevar a la construcción de nuevos estándares. Su secretario ejecutivo,... Read more

‘Not One More’ - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 27, 2013

‘Not One More’ - NYTimes.com

President Obama urged Congress on Thursday to revive immigration reform, which is not dead but not moving, either. He was talking mostly to House Republicans, though he also urged business, labor and religious groups to “keep putting the pressure on... Read more

Dem: Obama should consider stopping all deportations of illegal immigrants - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 25, 2013

President Obama "has the responsibility" to stop deportations of illegal immigrants if Congress proves unable to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued in an interview published Friday. "There are devastating effects if the Congress of the... Read more

If Congress won’t stop deportations, Obama should do it himself, says congressman - Salon.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 25, 2013

Do you believe the president should issue, as some groups have called for, a “ceasefire” on deportations – should halt deportations? I think the President of the United States should listen to all quarters in this debate. And I think... Read more

If Congress won’t stop deportations, Obama should do it himself, says congressman - Salon.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 25, 2013

Do you believe the president should issue, as some groups have called for, a “ceasefire” on deportations – should halt deportations? I think the President of the United States should listen to all quarters in this debate. And I think... Read more

Deportations creating a generation scarred by parental loss | Al Jazeera America

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 24, 2013

Some nights, Alejandra Muñoz wakes with the distinct feeling that she's not an adult in Long Beach, Calif. She's a teen in Oakland, listening to her brother bang around the kitchen. It usually takes her a minute to remember that... Read more

Obama Prods House Republicans on Immigration Reform -- Fusion.

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 24, 2013

“I know that there's some folks in this town who are primed to think, well, if Obama's for it, then I’m against it,” the president said. “I'm not running for office again; I just believe this is the right thing... Read more

Obama Prods House Republicans on Immigration Reform -- Fusion.

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 24, 2013

“I know that there's some folks in this town who are primed to think, well, if Obama's for it, then I’m against it,” the president said. “I'm not running for office again; I just believe this is the right thing... Read more

Obama Prods House Republicans on Immigration Reform -- Fusion.

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 24, 2013

“I know that there's some folks in this town who are primed to think, well, if Obama's for it, then I’m against it,” the president said. “I'm not running for office again; I just believe this is the right thing... Read more

The Cost of Inaction, A Call To Action : Latino USA

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 22, 2013

While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, over 1,000 people are deported each day. This human cost of inaction from legislators has spurred immigrant advocates to up the ante on the fight for immigrant rights. Latino USA talks with organizers... Read more

The Cost of Inaction, A Call To Action : Latino USA

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 22, 2013

While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, over 1,000 people are deported each day. This human cost of inaction from legislators has spurred immigrant advocates to up the ante on the fight for immigrant rights. Latino USA talks with organizers... Read more

Stopping Deportations Should Be 'Plan A' for Immigration - POLITICO

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 21, 2013

As immigration reform re-emerges at the center of political debate, President Barack Obama can do more than urge on a gridlocked and dysfunctional Congress: There’s much he can do — right now — to provide overdue relief to America’s immigrant... Read more

While feds stall, California advances immigration reform | Al Jazeera America

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 21, 2013

A row of seven pay-phone booths lines the corner of Bauchet and Vignes streets downtown here, just outside the walls of the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail. From that corner, newly released inmates and visiting families can nearly make out... Read more

The President Can Fix the Broken Immigration System Today | Victor Narro

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 21, 2013

While the political battles and gridlock in Capitol Hill persist in the wake of the government shutdown fiasco, a new dialogue is emerging about the immigration reform bill stuck in the House of Representatives. In this current political landscape, the... Read more

Immigration activists gather with a message: “Not one more deportation”

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 14, 2013

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from across the country are gathering for the #Not1More Deportation Campaign conference, a weekend-long series of events that will bring together anti-deportation activists to plan an upcoming strategy that will “escalate the fight against deportations... Read more

Immigration activists gather with a message: “Not one more deportation”

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 14, 2013

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from across the country are gathering for the #Not1More Deportation Campaign conference, a weekend-long series of events that will bring together anti-deportation activists to plan an upcoming strategy that will “escalate the fight against deportations... Read more

Immigration activists gather with a message: “Not one more deportation”

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 14, 2013

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from across the country are gathering for the #Not1More Deportation Campaign conference, a weekend-long series of events that will bring together anti-deportation activists to plan an upcoming strategy that will “escalate the fight against deportations... Read more

Immigration Activists Shift Focus to Obama - WSJ.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 13, 2013

Impatient for an immigration overhaul, many U.S. activists are shifting their focus from Congress to President Barack Obama , whom they blame for a deportation policy that has been removing immigrants from the country at the rate of about 1,100... Read more

Immigration Activists Shift Focus to Obama - WSJ.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 13, 2013

Impatient for an immigration overhaul, many U.S. activists are shifting their focus from Congress to President Barack Obama , whom they blame for a deportation policy that has been removing immigrants from the country at the rate of about 1,100... Read more

Cut back deportations, pass immigration bill - Chicago Sun-Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 10, 2013

Because comprehensive immigration reform legislation is bottled up in the U.S. House for now, Obama should revisit this issue and find a better way to limit deportations. Too big a reduction might scare away potential Republican votes for immigration reform,... Read more

Activists Plan to Shut Down ICE

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 8, 2013

A coalition of Hispanic activist groups has announced a plan to take it upon themselves to "shut down" another federal agency next Monday. At a news conference outside the Phoenix Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, activists announced a "day... Read more

California Won't Wait For Congress On Immigration Reform : NPR

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 8, 2013

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Reconoce gobierno mexicano leyes pro inmigrantes en CA - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 7, 2013

El Gobierno mexicano expresó su reconocimiento a las nuevas leyes aprobadas en California que reconocen los aportes, así como las aspiraciones y planteamientos de los inmigrantes. La Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) destacó por medio de un comunicado el trabajo... Read more

California limita detención de inmigrantes - Yahoo Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 7, 2013

El gobernador de California Jerry Brown promulgó el sábado un paquete de iniciativas de ley relacionadas con inmigración, incluida una que prohíbe a agencias judiciales locales detener a personas para deportación si fueron arrestadas por un delito menor que les... Read more

Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 6, 2013

On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country illegally. Brown signed eight bills... Read more

Governor signs 'TRUST Act' limiting the detention of immigrants | news10.net

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody. Assembly Bill 4, also known as... Read more

Governor signs 'TRUST Act' limiting the detention of immigrants | news10.net

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody. Assembly Bill 4, also known as... Read more

Trust Act Signed In California As Rallies For Immigration Reform In 80 Cities Celebrate ‘National Day For Dignity And Respect’

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills collectively called the Trust Act into law on Saturday that expands upon the California Dream Act, which gave undocumented individuals more rights under California law than they had previously. The Transparency... Read more

Community not criminalization | SF Bay Guardian

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

San Francisco is poised to break ground in defense of immigrants, an important step towards turning the tide against the criminalization of communities of color. In a unanimous vote on September 24, the Board of Supervisors supported a due process... Read more

Trust Act Signed In California To Limit Deportation Program

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill on Saturday limiting the state's cooperation with federal immigration authorities, a rebuke of a major Obama administration enforcement policy that has led to record deportations from the state. As the Congress stalls... Read more

Gov. Brown signs 'Trust Act' prohibiting detaining undocumented for deportation in minor arrests | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into California law that prohibits the LAPD and other local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody.... Read more

Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown signs bill to prohibit detention of some undocumented arrestees

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown this morning announced he has signed a bill laying down guidelines that dictate when local law enforcement must detain arrested undocumented immigrants. He also signed a measure, AB 1024 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, that will... Read more

IMMIGRATION: Gov. Jerry Brown signs TRUST Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown this morning signed into law the TRUST Act, which will prevent police from handing over many nonviolent jail inmates to immigration authorities for possible deportation. The governor also signed seven other immigration-related bills into law, including one... Read more

IMMIGRATION: Gov. Jerry Brown signs TRUST Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown this morning signed into law the TRUST Act, which will prevent police from handing over many nonviolent jail inmates to immigration authorities for possible deportation. The governor also signed seven other immigration-related bills into law, including one... Read more

Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law - Daily Pilot

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

The Costa Mesa City Council this week repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets. The council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to scrap the ordinance without discussion. Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation law, which was passed... Read more

Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law - Daily Pilot

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 5, 2013

The Costa Mesa City Council this week repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets. The council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to scrap the ordinance without discussion. Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation law, which was passed... Read more

Officials Still Targeting Non-Violent Immigrants, Despite New Obama Guidelines | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 4, 2013

Obama administration guidelines issued in December calling for immigration detainers to be reserved for the most dangerous foreign nationals are going largely ignored, according to a new analysis of federal data. Fewer than 10 percent of detainers actually targeted people... Read more

Janet Napolitano Endorses Trust Act To Limit U.S. Agency She Headed

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2013

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week urged California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to sign the Trust Act, a California bill that would limit a key immigration enforcement program of the agency she headed until last month. The Los... Read more

Janet Napolitano Endorses Trust Act To Limit U.S. Agency She Headed

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2013

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week urged California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to sign the Trust Act, a California bill that would limit a key immigration enforcement program of the agency she headed until last month. The Los... Read more

Janet Napolitano Endorses Trust Act To Limit U.S. Agency She Headed

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2013

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week urged California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to sign the Trust Act, a California bill that would limit a key immigration enforcement program of the agency she headed until last month. The Los... Read more

Janet Napolitano Endorses TRUST Act in California

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2013

In July, some student activists had protested the selection of Napolitano as UC president because of the deportations enforced by her federal agency. However, on Tuesday she told them that she supports the so-called Trust Act, state legislation that would... Read more

Janet Napolitano Endorses TRUST Act in California

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2013

In July, some student activists had protested the selection of Napolitano as UC president because of the deportations enforced by her federal agency. However, on Tuesday she told them that she supports the so-called Trust Act, state legislation that would... Read more

Hispanos culparán a ambos partidos si fracasa la reforma - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 30, 2013

Si la reforma migratoria fracasa en el Congreso los hispanos culparán a ambos partidos. Expertos en opinión pública latina insisten en que una propuesta migratoria liderada por los demócratas podría tener un efecto político, pero enfatizan en que no los... Read more

Congress's Immigrant Detention Quota Costs $2 Billion a Year - Businessweek

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2013

ICE has been trying to keep up with Washington’s demands to send illegal aliens back home. In e-mails and memos from April 2012 sent between workers and a former ICE administrator David Venturella, employees were told to divert resources to increase... Read more

Congress's Immigrant Detention Quota Costs $2 Billion a Year - Businessweek

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2013

ICE has been trying to keep up with Washington’s demands to send illegal aliens back home. In e-mails and memos from April 2012 sent between workers and a former ICE administrator David Venturella, employees were told to divert resources to increase... Read more

Congress's Immigrant Detention Quota Costs $2 Billion a Year - Businessweek

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2013

ICE has been trying to keep up with Washington’s demands to send illegal aliens back home. In e-mails and memos from April 2012 sent between workers and a former ICE administrator David Venturella, employees were told to divert resources to increase... Read more

Gobernador, firme el TRUST Act - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2013

La comunidad inmigrante de California espera por el Gobernador Jerry Brown. Es urgente que ofrezca un respiro a la comunidad inmigrante y firme la medida AB4 llamada Ley de Confianza (TRUST Act) y no obstruya las posibilidades de lograr la... Read more

Opposition Increases Against Immigration Screenings in Jails

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2013

Opposition is growing against a new policy that would allow federal immigration screenings in jails across the United States. The immigration enforcement policy, known as Secure Communities, has caused the deportation of around 280,000 illegal immigrants in the last few... Read more

México del Norte: El Plan A | Vox Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 26, 2013

No queda de otra más que recurrir al Plan B. Para los activistas migratorios, el Plan B es forzar a Obama a parar las deportaciones (“Si Obama no las para las paramos nosotros”, dice algunos compañeros), con la amenaza de... Read more

IMMIGRATION: San Bernardino County sheriff renews 287g agreement

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 26, 2013

San Bernardino County has renewed an agreement with the federal government for a program aimed at identifying jail inmates who are in the country illegally. County supervisors Tuesday approved the new agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with no... Read more

Communities Change When Local Police Enforce Immigration Laws | Commentary : Roll Call Opinion

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 25, 2013

Should local police be involved in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws? The answer to this question may seem obvious. After all, a law is a law. But the answer is neither that simple, nor that straightforward. The Supreme Court has... Read more

S.F. supervisors reach deal on crime, deportation - SFGate

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 25, 2013

San Francisco supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a tough new ordinance barring police officers and sheriff's deputies from holding for deportation all but a handful of arrestees who are living in the country without permission. The law is designed to encourage people... Read more

California Trust Act, Secure Communities Clash in Immigration Debate

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 25, 2013

Advocates for immigrants have gained ground in the last six months in their long fight against a U.S. policy allowing federal immigration officials to screen suspects in local jails. Now they are close to notching their biggest victory yet.   In... Read more

Migrantes de California esperan por el Acta de Confianza - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 23, 2013

Sobre el escritorio del gobernador Jerry Brown aguarda el Acta de Confianza (Trust Act), una medida que daría un gran alivio a la comunidad inmigrante al impedir que las policías locales y de los condados colaboren con el Servicio de... Read more

Casa Blanca: no hay un Plan B si el Congreso no aprueba reforma migratoria - Yahoo Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 20, 2013

La Casa Blanca insistió hoy en que los republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos deben aprobar una reforma migratoria integral y que no existe un "Plan B" si el Congreso no la aprueba este año. Durante su... Read more

Activistas presionan a Obama a detener deportaciones - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 20, 2013

Mientras el Congreso se toma su tiempo en prioridades diferentes a la reforma migratoria, grupos de activistas enfocan cada vez más su energía en la acción directa para detener deportaciones y presionar al Presidente Barack Obama a tomar medidas administrativas... Read more

Frustration with White House mounts for immigration advocates

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 19, 2013

Advocates reacted angrily Wednesday to President Obama's refusal to use executive action to halt deportations of unauthorized immigrants, as frustration over the delay of immigration legislation began to blow back to the White House. Undocumented immigrants protest outside the White... Read more

Libres los 7 indocumentados detenidos en la Casa Blanca - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 19, 2013

Washington, D.C.- Los siete activistas indocumentados arrestados en la Casa Blanca la mañana de este miércoles ya fueron liberados. Todos recibieron multas, pero no tuvieron problemas por su estatus migratorio. Se los llevaron gritando. Amarrados a la reja de la... Read more

News from The Associated Press

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 19, 2013

Siete activistas se encadenaron el miércoles a la verja que rodea la Casa Blanca para exigir la suspensión inmediata de las deportaciones de inmigrantes sin papeles que residen en Estados Unidos. Los activistas gritaban en inglés y español consignas como... Read more

Se encadenan a la Casa Blanca y le piden a Obama que frene las deportaciones - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 19, 2013

ICE reporta que al 9 de septiembre 343,020 indocumentados han sido deportados de EEUU Activistas que defienden los derechos de los inmigrantes se encadenaron el miércoles a las rejas de los jardines de la Casa Blanca para pedirle al presidente... Read more

Activistas inmigrantes son arrestados por esposarse a verja de la Casa Blanca | La Conexión, Hispanic Newspaper NC

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 19, 2013

Siete activistas de la comunidad inmigrante fueron arrestados hoy tras esposarse a la verja de la Casa Blanca como parte de una protesta para exigir al presidente Barack Obama que ponga freno a las deportaciones de indocumentados. Al inicio de... Read more

Undocumented immigrants fight deportations at White House

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 19, 2013

Maria Guadalupe Crespo recalls the hardship she endured while illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico 12 years ago. Her group of about 20 people spent days evading Border Patrol agents in the southern Arizona desert. Hungry and dehydrated,... Read more

Mother And Child, Ripped Apart By Deportation - The Daily Beast

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 19, 2013

This morning, two mothers chained themselves to the fence of the White House. Their act of civil disobedience was directed at President Obama, who every day is ripping 1,100 families apart. One of the protesters is a mother of three... Read more

Editorial: Driver’s licenses for immigrants will make California’s roads safer - Editorials - The Sacramento Bee

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 17, 2013

A good number of law enforcement officials are also rightly backing another bill, which would shield some people in the country illegally but without serious criminal records from immigration holds and deportations. Brown vetoed a bill on the same issue... Read more

Trust Act could be another win for immigrants and their advocates - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 17, 2013

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation known as the Trust Act, federal immigration authorities will have a somewhat harder time taking custody of people in local jails who are suspected of being in the country illegally. The measure, which would... Read more

Trust Act could be another win for immigrants and their advocates - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 17, 2013

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation known as the Trust Act, federal immigration authorities will have a somewhat harder time taking custody of people in local jails who are suspected of being in the country illegally. The measure, which would... Read more

▶ TRUST Around the Country by latinousa

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 13, 2013

Local governments in California, New Orleans, and Connecticut are implementing laws known as “TRUST acts,” limiting the scope of cooperation between local law enforcement and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. We’ll hear pieces from Adrian Florido in California,... Read more

▶ TRUST Around the Country by latinousa

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 13, 2013

Local governments in California, New Orleans, and Connecticut are implementing laws known as “TRUST acts,” limiting the scope of cooperation between local law enforcement and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. We’ll hear pieces from Adrian Florido in California,... Read more

Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 13, 2013

With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people now living in the U.S. illegally. Activists are stepping... Read more

TRUST Act Headed to Gov Brown's Desk

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 13, 2013

More than a hundred women including about two dozen undocumented women, were arrested at the nation’s capital yesterday, calling for passage of a comprehensive immigration bill. The bold act was designed to jump start a stalled bill in Congress, that... Read more

TRUST Act Headed to Gov Brown's Desk

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 13, 2013

More than a hundred women including about two dozen undocumented women, were arrested at the nation’s capital yesterday, calling for passage of a comprehensive immigration bill. The bold act was designed to jump start a stalled bill in Congress, that... Read more

TRUST Act Headed to Gov Brown's Desk

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 13, 2013

More than a hundred women including about two dozen undocumented women, were arrested at the nation’s capital yesterday, calling for passage of a comprehensive immigration bill. The bold act was designed to jump start a stalled bill in Congress, that... Read more

TRUST Act Headed to Gov Brown's Desk

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 13, 2013

More than a hundred women including about two dozen undocumented women, were arrested at the nation’s capital yesterday, calling for passage of a comprehensive immigration bill. The bold act was designed to jump start a stalled bill in Congress, that... Read more

Senate OKs limiting local immigrant detentions - seattlepi.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 10, 2013

Local law enforcement agencies would be prohibited from detaining people for deportation if they are living in the country illegally and are arrested for a minor crime, under a bill approved by the state Senate on Monday. AB4 by Assemblyman Tom... Read more

Deportees, Then and Now - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 7, 2013

Mr. Obama speaks of embracing immigrants but has deported nearly two million of them. He and Ms. Napolitano, who left office last week, always said they were focused on catching dangerous criminals, but they cast a wide net that has... Read more

S.F. law proposed to ban immigrant detentions - SFGate

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 6, 2013

San Francisco is once again leading the way - this time with a proposal that would appear to make it the first county in the nation to unequivocally refuse to detain immigrants suspected of living here illegally for federal authorities. That... Read more

S.F. law proposed to ban immigrant detentions - SFGate

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 6, 2013

San Francisco is once again leading the way - this time with a proposal that would appear to make it the first county in the nation to unequivocally refuse to detain immigrants suspected of living here illegally for federal authorities. That... Read more

San Francisco Considers Ending Immigrant Detention

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 6, 2013

San Francisco is poised to become the first county in the country to stop detaining immigrants on behalf of the federal government. An ordinance proposed by Supervisor John Avalos would make it illegal for local law enforcement to detain people... Read more

Viewpoints: Bill would help California limit deportations - Viewpoints - The Sacramento Bee

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 4, 2013

From the time of Solomon up to the present day, balance - the art of finding an equitable middle ground - has been a central principle of justice. To uphold that principle,I believe that Gov. Jerry Brown needs to champion... Read more

Immigrant-rights group seeks end to police, ICE collaboration

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 30, 2013

JOHN AND Zulymar Rios, 6 and 9, were among undocumented immigrants' children who rallied yesterday at City Hall to urge city officials to abandon a collaboration with the feds that leads to deportation. In fact, John and Zulymar were the... Read more

Immigrant-rights group seeks end to police, ICE collaboration

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 30, 2013

JOHN AND Zulymar Rios, 6 and 9, were among undocumented immigrants' children who rallied yesterday at City Hall to urge city officials to abandon a collaboration with the feds that leads to deportation. In fact, John and Zulymar were the... Read more

Philly's Children of Undocumented Workers Take Letters to Mayor | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 30, 2013

It didn't take Rocio long to figure out why people were coming in and out of her new neighbor's house. This woman, who asked to be identified only by her first name, lives in a row home on a block... Read more

Immigrant laborers pave road back from Sandy | Al Jazeera America

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 29, 2013

Eudes was working the demolition crews three weeks after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York and New Jersey. First as a volunteer and, later, as a hired hand in the Breezy Point section of Queens, Eudes hoisted waterlogged couches and... Read more

Immigrant laborers pave road back from Sandy | Al Jazeera America

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 29, 2013

Eudes was working the demolition crews three weeks after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York and New Jersey. First as a volunteer and, later, as a hired hand in the Breezy Point section of Queens, Eudes hoisted waterlogged couches and... Read more

California TRUST Act Moving Toward Passage | KPBS.org

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 29, 2013

"We're pushing for the governor to sign the TRUST Act this year, because it's important," Viviana Gonzalez, an activist and undocumented immigrant, told the crowd. "Communities like Escondido have seen the brunt of what it means to not have something... Read more

Feds defend illegal immigrant holds at King County Jail - Local - MyNorthwest.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 29, 2013

Seattle's top federal immigration enforcement official is defending the practice of requesting holds, or detainers, on illegal immigrants locked up at the King County Jail. The county council is considering an ordinance that would limit the number of immigration detainer... Read more

Obama's Immigration Nuclear Option: Stopping Deportations Unilaterally - Molly Ball - The Atlantic

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 29, 2013

The biggest obstacle facing immigration reform may be not opposition but inertia. Leaders of the House of Representatives have said they plan to act, but with the coming months likely to be consumed by budget drama, immigration could fall by... Read more

False Promises: The Failure of Secure Communities in Miami-Dade County , Florida - RISEP

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 28, 2013

This report1 addresses the impact on Miami-Dade County of the Secure Communities program, currently one of the primary federal immigration enforcement programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DHS claims that the... Read more

False Promises: The Failure of Secure Communities in Miami-Dade County , Florida - RISEP

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 28, 2013

This report1 addresses the impact on Miami-Dade County of the Secure Communities program, currently one of the primary federal immigration enforcement programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DHS claims that the... Read more

False Promises: The Failure of Secure Communities in Miami-Dade County , Florida - RISEP

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 28, 2013

This report1 addresses the impact on Miami-Dade County of the Secure Communities program, currently one of the primary federal immigration enforcement programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DHS claims that the... Read more

Faith in the Trust Act - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 27, 2013

In vetoing a bill last year that would have curtailed some deportations under the federal program known as Secure Communities, Gov. Jerry Brown explained that he feared it would block immigration authorities from removing some genuinely dangerous criminals. Now, a... Read more

War On Undocumented Immigrants Threatens To Swell U.S. Prison Population

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 26, 2013

For decades, drug crimes contributed to an explosion in the size of the federal prison system, far outpacing any other charges brought by prosecutors. Now, just as the federal government has pulled back the throttle on the drug war, it... Read more

War On Undocumented Immigrants Threatens To Swell U.S. Prison Population

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 26, 2013

For decades, drug crimes contributed to an explosion in the size of the federal prison system, far outpacing any other charges brought by prosecutors. Now, just as the federal government has pulled back the throttle on the drug war, it... Read more

War On Undocumented Immigrants Threatens To Swell U.S. Prison Population

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 26, 2013

For decades, drug crimes contributed to an explosion in the size of the federal prison system, far outpacing any other charges brought by prosecutors. Now, just as the federal government has pulled back the throttle on the drug war, it... Read more

War On Undocumented Immigrants Threatens To Swell U.S. Prison Population

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 26, 2013

For decades, drug crimes contributed to an explosion in the size of the federal prison system, far outpacing any other charges brought by prosecutors. Now, just as the federal government has pulled back the throttle on the drug war, it... Read more

Tennessee Sheriff Threatens To Stack Immigrants 'Like Cordwood' In Jail | ThinkProgress

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 26, 2013

Even after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rejected Knox County, Tennessee’s request to participate in a controversial immigration program, Sheriff JJ Jones vowed to take immigration enforcement into his own hands. In a response to ICE’s denial, Jones threatened to... Read more

If House GOP can't do better, Obama must act on immigration - The Hill's Congress Blog

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 23, 2013

Today, the immigration debate continues to be counterproductive enough that, even after a $38 billion “border surge” of military-style security added to the Senate bill, legislation still faces an uphill battle. Many see an opportunity for the House GOP to... Read more

Local Cops Divided Over Continuing To Help Federal Immigration Agents | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 23, 2013

The police director for the city of Newark is ordering his officers to refuse federal immigration officials’ requests that they detain suspected undocumented immigrants accused of minor crimes. In California, the legislature is considering a measure that would call for... Read more

Tennessee Sheriff Ready To Stack Undocumented Immigrants In Jail 'Like Cordwood'

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 23, 2013

A Tennessee sheriff is so outraged that the federal government won't authorize his police force to enforce federal immigration laws that he's ready to take it out on undocumented immigrants. "If need be, I will stack these violators like cordwood... Read more

Univision San Diego » Apoyo al Acta de la Confianza

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 21, 2013

Varios jefes de la policía de diferentes ciudades del condado de San Diego se pronuncian en contra de las deportaciones de personas por delitos menores y piden al gobernador firmar el Acta de la Confianza. Carlos Gonzales. Transcripción (CC) -... Read more

Knox County sheriff criticizes 287(g) denial

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 21, 2013

Knox County Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones issued a statement Wednesday criticizing the federal government's decision to deny the county's application for the 287(g) immigration program. The agreement would have allowed the sheriff's department to participate in a program called 287(g),... Read more

Immigration advocates respond to Sheriff Jones' 287(g) statement | wbir.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 21, 2013

Several immigrant-advocacy groups have now responded to a pointed statement from Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones Wednesday morning, vowing to enforce federal immigration laws. "We feel disappointed of his poor choice of words," said Kukuly Uriarte, an immigrant living in... Read more

Perspectives: Worker Centers and the AFL-CIO National Convention - Law at the Margins

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 21, 2013

On September 8, the AFL-CIO will kick off its national convention in Los Angeles.  The last time it was held in L.A. was in 1999, when the AFL-CIO announced its historic declaration for a legalization program for all undocumented immigrants,... Read more

VICTORY! ICE denies Knox County 287(g) agreement - Blog - TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition - TIRRC

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 20, 2013

Last year, Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones of Knox County announced he would be pursuing a 287(g) agreement--deputizing local sheriff's deputies as federal immigration agents. For the last year, immigrant community leaders and allies have been tirelessly organizing and advocating against the program.... Read more

Relatives call for the release of those arrested in car wash raid

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

Family members of some of the 223 people who were rounded up over the weekend by immigration authorities during a large-scale workplace raid at a Phoenix-area car wash chain are speaking out and asking to have their relatives released. “My... Read more

Charges in car wash raid expected to be unsealed

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

"This was not an enforcement of targeting illegal immigration or illegal immigrants. It was a criminal investigation," said ICE spokesperson Barbara Gonzalez. Eric Falbe, general counsel for Danny's Family Car Wash, says the company is cooperating with investigators. He declined... Read more

Car Wash Raid, and it's Implications | DRM Action Coalition

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

“We are… going after businesses that are a magnet for unauthorized workers,” said Andrew Munoz, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Munoz was explaining the events of Saturday, where 13 Danny’s Family car washes were hit in an... Read more

Federal Agents Raid 16 Phoenix-Area Car Wash Locations - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents served arrest warrants at 16 different car wash locations in the Phoenix area on Saturday, part of a two-year federal investigation on the Danny’s Family Car Wash chain that ICE officials say was committing... Read more

Dems divided over immigration “Plan B”

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

A behind the scenes argument has broken out among Democrats and immigration advocates in the wake of public discussion of a so-called “Plan B” on immigration, in which advocates would press the White House to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants... Read more

Phoenix Car Wash Raid Rounds Up 223 In Immigration Fraud Case | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

Federal immigration agents raided several branches of a car wash business in Phoenix, rounding up 223 workers as part of a two-year investigation into immigration fraud. Federal agents on Saturday swarmed 16 locations of Danny’s Family Car Washing and the... Read more

azcentral.com video: Phoenix carwash chain raided by Federal agents

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

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azcentral.com video: Phoenix carwash chain raided by Federal agents

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2013

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Phoenix immigration raids - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 18, 2013

Activists with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network  and Puente Arizona were critical of the raids and arrests. “The agency … rounded up hundreds of workers, placing some in handcuffs,” they said in a prepared statement Sunday. “Yesterday's operation spread... Read more

Autoridades federales realizan redada contra inmigrantes en locales de Arizona - DiarioLibre.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 18, 2013

Las autoridades de Inmigración de EEUU realizaron ayer una redada en 13 locales de una cadena de lavados de coches en Arizona, como parte una investigación sobre fraude e infracciones financieras, informó la Oficina de Servicios de Inmigración y Aduanas... Read more

Autoridades federales realizan redada contra inmigrantes en locales de Arizona - DiarioLibre.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 18, 2013

Las autoridades de Inmigración de EEUU realizaron ayer una redada en 13 locales de una cadena de lavados de coches en Arizona, como parte una investigación sobre fraude e infracciones financieras, informó la Oficina de Servicios de Inmigración y Aduanas... Read more

A Brighter Line on Immigration Policing - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 17, 2013

Should the local police and sheriff’s deputies be doing more to help the federal government enforce civil immigration laws? For years the disturbing answer from the Obama administration and hard-line states like Arizona has been: absolutely. Each has tried in... Read more

Dreams Deferred by Deferred Action - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 16, 2013

When Noemi Romero heard about the Deferred Action program she knew that we should have to come up with the $465 application fee on her own. At the age of 21, she went out looking for work and landed her... Read more

Could Obama expand deferred action? Marco Rubio seems to think so

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 15, 2013

“There is going to be outrage from the tea party, and there’s going to be outrage from Republicans,” he told VOXXI. “But I think the president will have a strong moral ground to say, ‘I’ve given you five years to... Read more

Immigration Reform 2013: DREAMers Call On Obama To Expand Deferred Action To Undocumented

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 15, 2013

Neidi Dominguez, 25, lives in constant fear daily. She was brought to America at nine years old from Morelos, a once- agricultural state in south-central Mexico that’s now moving toward industry and commerce. Neidi remained undocumented until she was 24,... Read more

Newark Police first in N.J. to refuse to detain undocumented immigrants accused of minor crimes | NJ.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 15, 2013

The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government’s requests to detain people accused of minor crimes who are suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, according to immigration advocates.... Read more

With or without Congress, immigration reform moves along - CBS News

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 15, 2013

One year ago, thousands of young undocumented immigrants across the country started lining up for a program that would allow them stay in the country legally -- a program President Obama enacted administratively in the absence of congressional action. Since... Read more

Capitol Alert: House Democrats press Jerry Brown to sign immigrant bill

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of California's Democratic congressional delegation urged Gov. Jerry Brown in a letter this week to sign state legislation to prevent local police from detaining people based on their immigration status unless they... Read more

House Dems urge Brown to sign TRUST Act - Political Blotter - Politics in the Bay Area and beyond

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown got a letter from 28 California House Democrats this week urging him to sign the TRUST Act, which would limit how the state’s law enforcement officers cooperate with federal immigration efforts. The lawmakers – including all but... Read more

Congressional representatives urge Brown to sign immigration bill - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

Twenty-eight of California's congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally. The representatives -- all Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco... Read more

A New Kind of Organized Labor - The Takeaway

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

The longest and costliest strike in the history of the steel industry hit the United States economy in 1959. Across the nation, the steel industry banked its furnaces, turned off the vital flow of steel, and many of the nation's... Read more

Rubio warns Obama may use executive action on immigration if Congress doesn’t act

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)  has stayed relatively quiet on immigration reform since the Senate bill passed in July, but today he told a Florida television station that Congress must pass legislation that would overhaul the nation’s immigration policies or tempt... Read more

Orleans sheriff changes course on immigration holds | News | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

In a move pressed by the New Orleans City Council and prodded by a lawsuit from two men who were held behind bars on immigration holds months after their legal release dates, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman will no longer... Read more

Rubio: Obama could 'basically legalize' millions of immigrants if reform fails - The Hill's Video

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

I believe that this president tempted, will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, to issue an executive order as he did for the Dream Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign... Read more

Rubio warns Obama could act to legalize immigrants - El Paso Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 14, 2013

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that if Congress doesn't pass immigration overhaul legislation, President Barack Obama may act on his own to legalize the 11 million immigrants already in the U.S. illegally. Rubio, a potential presidential candidate and... Read more

Farm Workers in DC: Stop Dividing Our Families |

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 13, 2013

Several hundred immigrant farm workers travelled by car to our Nation's Capital from far away places such as Arizona, Florida and Chicago for a three-day #Not1more Deportation Covening to address the issue of deportation of immigrants. When a family member... Read more

NO jail to stop holding immigration detainees | New Orleans - WDSU Home

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 13, 2013

The move announced Tuesday is spelled out in the settlement of a civil lawsuit filed in 2011 on behalf of two men who said they were held illegally in the Orleans Parish Prison for months - well beyond a 48-hour... Read more

Marco Rubio may be onto something when it comes to deportations — MSNBC

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 13, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida offered Republicans a new reason to vote for immigration reform on Tuesday. Either legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants in exchange for more border security or President Obama will just legalize them on his own. “I... Read more

Immigration Reform 2013: New Orleans Sheriff Agrees To Reject ICE Detention Requests

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 13, 2013

Federal agents tasked with enforcing immigration laws will largely be kept out of New Orleans jail, and the sheriff will no longer fulfill detention requests unless they are for people who have committed serious crimes like murder and armed robbery.... Read more

Immigration Reform 2013: New Orleans Sheriff Agrees To Reject ICE Detention Requests

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 13, 2013

Federal agents tasked with enforcing immigration laws will largely be kept out of New Orleans jail, and the sheriff will no longer fulfill detention requests unless they are for people who have committed serious crimes like murder and armed robbery.... Read more

Marco Rubio: Immigration Reform Better Than Obama Executive Order - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 13, 2013

I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order as he did for the DREAM Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people... Read more

IMMIGRATION: Legislature considering TRUST Act, driver’s licenses

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 13, 2013

The California legislature went back in session today after its summer break, and among the bills it will consider are a proposal that would prevent law-enforcement officials from handing over detainees arrested for non-violent crimes to federal immigration officials for... Read more

2013 Immigration Reform: Obama Stays Mum On Use Of Executive Action

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 12, 2013

President Barack Obama is yet to say whether he would resort to using executive action to push immigration reform forward. Instead, during a press conference on Friday, the president said many of the concerns put forward by opponents has been... Read more

2013 Immigration Reform: Obama Stays Mum On Use Of Executive Action

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 12, 2013

President Barack Obama is yet to say whether he would resort to using executive action to push immigration reform forward. Instead, during a press conference on Friday, the president said many of the concerns put forward by opponents has been... Read more

Law enforcement can’t harass suspected undocumented immigrants - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 12, 2013

FOR THE crime of appearing Hispanic, Roxana Santos, a native of El Salvador, attracted the attention of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies in 2008. At the time she was noticed and racially profiled by the deputies, Ms. Santos was doing nothing... Read more

Law enforcement can’t harass suspected undocumented immigrants - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 12, 2013

FOR THE crime of appearing Hispanic, Roxana Santos, a native of El Salvador, attracted the attention of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies in 2008. At the time she was noticed and racially profiled by the deputies, Ms. Santos was doing nothing... Read more

Law enforcement can’t harass suspected undocumented immigrants - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 12, 2013

FOR THE crime of appearing Hispanic, Roxana Santos, a native of El Salvador, attracted the attention of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies in 2008. At the time she was noticed and racially profiled by the deputies, Ms. Santos was doing nothing... Read more

Law enforcement can’t harass suspected undocumented immigrants - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 12, 2013

FOR THE crime of appearing Hispanic, Roxana Santos, a native of El Salvador, attracted the attention of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies in 2008. At the time she was noticed and racially profiled by the deputies, Ms. Santos was doing nothing... Read more

Immigration Reform 2013: Advocates Call On Obama To Use Executive Action

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 8, 2013

They want Obama to use executive action to suspend deportation, grant some form of administrative relief, and expand deferred action to the millions of undocumented immigrants waiting to come out of the shadows. Obama, who was out front on other... Read more

Policy Meets Design: Rebranding Immigrant Day Labor | New York City on GOOD

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 8, 2013

El Centro del Inmigrante is a Staten Island group that promotes the economic advancement and security of immigrant workers. We partnered with El Centro during the Spring 2013 semester as part of a unique collaboration at The New School between Milano... Read more

maryland juice: Time for Maryland Democrats to Speak Out for End to Mass Deportations // U.S. Ejecting Residents At Fastest…

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 7, 2013

After the heaviest of lifts, the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate is now languishing in the House of Representatives. It’s easy to see why, since House Republican leadership is already awful busy giving the middle finger to... Read more

maryland juice: Time for Maryland Democrats to Speak Out for End to Mass Deportations // U.S. Ejecting Residents At Fastest…

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 7, 2013

After the heaviest of lifts, the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate is now languishing in the House of Representatives. It’s easy to see why, since House Republican leadership is already awful busy giving the middle finger to... Read more

Obama's Phoenix Visit Draws Immigrant Rights Protesters | Fronteras Desk

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 7, 2013

President Barack Obama came to Phoenix on Tuesday to speak about the housing market, but dozens of activists showed up with their own agendas. Among them were critics of the President's deportation policy.  More than 40 immigrant rights activists gathered... Read more

Focus shifts to Obama if Congress axes immigration bill | Reuters

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 4, 2013

If immigration reform sputters in the deeply divided U.S. Congress, supporters are planning to push President Barack Obama to act on his own to help 11 million illegal residents, lawmakers and immigration advocates said. Immigration law experts, some senators and... Read more

A Grandmother Fights Deportation After 30 Years in the United States | @pritheworld

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 2, 2013

I’m in a waiting room in a large courthouse in San Francisco. Immigration court. Sitting next to me is Magdalena Martinez. She’s here for her mom: Bertha Mejia, from El Salvador. Bertha’s undocumented. In 2011, immigration officers came to Mejia’s... Read more

Unions get creative to halt decline in membership

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 2, 2013

With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative -- and some say more desperate -- to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout. Unions are helping non-union fast food workers around the country hold strikes... Read more

Unions get creative to halt decline in membership

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 2, 2013

With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative -- and some say more desperate -- to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout. Unions are helping non-union fast food workers around the country hold strikes... Read more

Islas freed pending deportation appeal; 'double victory' as Malloy signs TRUST Act into law- The New Haven Register - Serving…

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 1, 2013

Jose Maria Islas returned to Connecticut Friday, after the federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency released him from a Massachusetts jail pending his appeal of a deportation order . A tired but happy Islas stood on the steps of the... Read more

Islas freed pending deportation appeal; 'double victory' as Malloy signs TRUST Act into law- The New Haven Register - Serving…

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 1, 2013

Jose Maria Islas returned to Connecticut Friday, after the federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency released him from a Massachusetts jail pending his appeal of a deportation order . A tired but happy Islas stood on the steps of the... Read more

Obama's trump card on immigration - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 1, 2013

President Obama is tantalizingly close to passing comprehensive immigration reform, a legacy achievement. The Senate has provided a bipartisan bill, and the House is working on reform. The key issues are border security and a legal pathway to citizenship for... Read more

Obama's trump card on immigration - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 1, 2013

President Obama is tantalizingly close to passing comprehensive immigration reform, a legacy achievement. The Senate has provided a bipartisan bill, and the House is working on reform. The key issues are border security and a legal pathway to citizenship for... Read more

Sabrosa victoria - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 31, 2013

La victoria que Heriberto Zamora obtuvo la semana pasada, luego de un año de haber puesto una demanda en contra de su patrón ante la Oficina del Comisionado Laboral de California, le sabe al más exquisito rollo de sushi que... Read more

County attorney: Feds can’t require longer immigrant detentions - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 30, 2013

The Miami-Dade County attorney has ruled that a petition by federal immigration authorities to keep a foreign national in detention longer than local officials require is not an order, but merely a request. “This detainer, or ‘hold request’ is no... Read more

Jornaleros en DC piden fin a las deportaciones

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 29, 2013

Con una vasta serie de movilizaciones, los trabajadores jornaleros del área metropolitana de Washington, DC, decidieron salir a las calles masivamente para exigir al Congreso y al presidente Obama que aprueben cuanto antes la reforma migratoria “porque cada mes que... Read more

Immigrants Rally Against Deportations - Al Jazeera English

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 29, 2013

With House of Representatives refusing to take up bill, deportations continue apace.... Read more

Niña obtiene triunfo moral sobre el alguacil Joe Arpaio

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 29, 2013

La pequeña Katherine Figueroa, que obtuvo una victoria moral sobre el alguacil del condado de Maricopa, Joe Arpaio, después de que Inmigración cerrase el proceso legal contra sus padres, calificó este triunfo como "agridulce", pues el futuro de su familia... Read more

Immigrants bring fight to White House, demand an end to deportations – Cronkite News

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 27, 2013

Katherine Figueroa was 9 and watching television reports of a workplace raid in Phoenix when she saw video of her parents being hauled away by sheriff’s deputies. They were eventually released, but the episode was jarring enough that Katherine, now... Read more

Inmigrantes piden a Obama que pare las deportaciones - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 24, 2013

En los primeros cuatro años de la Administración fueron deportados unos 1,122 indocumentados diarios Activistas e inmigrantes pidieron el miércoles al presidente Barack Obama que pare las deportaciones de indocumentados que en los últimos cuatro años fiscales han roto récords... Read more

Through week-long fast, immigrants ask Obama to stop deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 22, 2013

Jose Mejia Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, had already been working and living in Arizona for the past 14 years when he was arrested last October during a workplace raid conducted by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies. Rodriguez,... Read more

Families – some in deportation proceedings – rally and use art to call for immigration reform

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 22, 2013

Families from as far as Arizona or Illinois, many whom are undocumented immigrants in deportation proceedings, gathered in Freedom Plaza near the Capitol to push Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before the fall recess. “Most people here are either... Read more

Families – some in deportation proceedings – rally and use art to call for immigration reform

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 22, 2013

Families from as far as Arizona or Illinois, many whom are undocumented immigrants in deportation proceedings, gathered in Freedom Plaza near the Capitol to push Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before the fall recess. “Most people here are either... Read more

8 fast in Tucson to stop deportation - Tucson News Now

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 17, 2013

At least eight people will be spending the next four nights in sleeping bags in a south-side church to bring awareness to a national campaign. The campaign is calling for no more deportations. Cities as far east as New York... Read more

UCLA 'Dreamers' express dismay at choice of Napolitano to head UC - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2013

Seth Ronquillo is a fourth-year film and linguistics major at UCLA. He is co-chair of IDEAs, a group for students in the country illegally. Like many immigrant rights activists, he holds Janet Napolitano responsible for the increasing number of deportations... Read more

Opinion: Napolitano: Obama's 'bad cop' on immigration - CNN.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2013

When the University of California regents were looking for a new president for perhaps the best public university system in the world -- with 10 campuses and more than 230,000 students -- they chose Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano? What?... Read more

Secretary Napolitano Resigns - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2013

There is a fuller appraisal to be done of Janet Napolitano’s performance as homeland security secretary. But in one part of her large portfolio, immigration enforcement, her record is disheartening. Her resignation gives President Obama a chance to name a... Read more

Secretary Napolitano Resigns - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2013

There is a fuller appraisal to be done of Janet Napolitano’s performance as homeland security secretary. But in one part of her large portfolio, immigration enforcement, her record is disheartening. Her resignation gives President Obama a chance to name a... Read more

Secretary Napolitano Resigns - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2013

There is a fuller appraisal to be done of Janet Napolitano’s performance as homeland security secretary. But in one part of her large portfolio, immigration enforcement, her record is disheartening. Her resignation gives President Obama a chance to name a... Read more

Secretary Napolitano Resigns - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2013

There is a fuller appraisal to be done of Janet Napolitano’s performance as homeland security secretary. But in one part of her large portfolio, immigration enforcement, her record is disheartening. Her resignation gives President Obama a chance to name a... Read more

Napolitano's tenure dominated by immigration

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 12, 2013

It seems fitting that Janet Napolitano chose to leave her post at a time when Congress is debating the issue that largely defined her tenure: immigration. The Department of Homeland Security has massive responsibilities, including counterterrorism, natural disasters and airport... Read more

Napolitano's tenure dominated by immigration

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 12, 2013

It seems fitting that Janet Napolitano chose to leave her post at a time when Congress is debating the issue that largely defined her tenure: immigration. The Department of Homeland Security has massive responsibilities, including counterterrorism, natural disasters and airport... Read more

Day Labor Organization Applauds Napolitano’s DepartureTalk Radio News Service

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 12, 2013

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network announced Friday that they are “pleased” to see Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leave the Obama administration. “While Napolitano largely avoided political blame for her disastrous policies by seeking a contrast between her and... Read more

Day Labor Organization Applauds Napolitano’s DepartureTalk Radio News Service

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 12, 2013

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network announced Friday that they are “pleased” to see Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leave the Obama administration. “While Napolitano largely avoided political blame for her disastrous policies by seeking a contrast between her and... Read more

Napolitano's California appointment to be 'met with protests' - Washington Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 12, 2013

Immigrant-rights groups are vowing to protest if the University of California hires Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to head its school system, saying her record as chief of President Obama’s immigration policy has been “an unmitigated failure.” Ms. Napolitano announced... Read more

Jonathan Perez: Why Undocumented Californians Sat-in Governor Brown's Office

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 9, 2013

Last Tuesday, July 2, the Undocumented Caravan for the Trust Act arrived in Sacramento just in time to testify at the public safety committee hearing in support of the bill (AB4). We were certain that it would pass its way... Read more

Numbers don't add up on Obama pledge to deport more criminal illegal immigrants - Washington Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 8, 2013

The Obama administration is deporting fewer people than it did in 2011 or 2012, but has ousted more than 110,000 illegal immigrants this year who didn’t have criminal records, according to statistics that call into question the Obama administration’s public... Read more

Numbers don't add up on Obama pledge to deport more criminal illegal immigrants - Washington Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 8, 2013

The Obama administration is deporting fewer people than it did in 2011 or 2012, but has ousted more than 110,000 illegal immigrants this year who didn’t have criminal records, according to statistics that call into question the Obama administration’s public... Read more

Fear, mistrust linger in immigrant neighborhood after weekend raid of South Side flea market | Chicago Muckrakers

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 3, 2013

Days after a Saturday morning Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at a popular flea market, immigrant rights advocates are calling for an end to federal operations in their neighborhoods that they say only incite fear – and could make immigrants... Read more

Inmigrantes ocupan oficina de gobernador de California - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 3, 2013

Una docena de estudiantes soñadores e inmigrantes indocumentados mantuvieron durante horas un acto de desobediencia civil en las propias oficinas del gobernador Jerry Brown para presionarlo por la firma del Acta de Confianza, una medida que pondría fin a la... Read more

Activists Push For Passage of TRUST Act - capradio.org

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 3, 2013

Activists staged a sit-in in and around Brown’s office. They hoped to meet with him about the TRUST Act, which would prevent undocumented immigrants who’ve committed minor crimes from being turned over to federal authorities for possible deportation. Brown vetoed similar legislation... Read more

Activists Push For Passage of TRUST Act - capradio.org

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 3, 2013

Activists staged a sit-in in and around Brown’s office. They hoped to meet with him about the TRUST Act, which would prevent undocumented immigrants who’ve committed minor crimes from being turned over to federal authorities for possible deportation. Brown vetoed similar legislation... Read more

'Independence Day' rings hollow for Philly's undocumented immigrants Metro.us

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2013

Americans traditionally treat Independence Day as an observance of the country’s hard-won freedom and liberties. But some activists say for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., there’s nothing to celebrate this Fourth of July. “There’s a huge number of families who... Read more

'Independence Day' rings hollow for Philly's undocumented immigrants Metro.us

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2013

Americans traditionally treat Independence Day as an observance of the country’s hard-won freedom and liberties. But some activists say for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., there’s nothing to celebrate this Fourth of July. “There’s a huge number of families who... Read more

'Independence Day' rings hollow for Philly's undocumented immigrants Metro.us

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2013

Americans traditionally treat Independence Day as an observance of the country’s hard-won freedom and liberties. But some activists say for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., there’s nothing to celebrate this Fourth of July. “There’s a huge number of families who... Read more

'Independence Day' rings hollow for Philly's undocumented immigrants Metro.us

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2013

Americans traditionally treat Independence Day as an observance of the country’s hard-won freedom and liberties. But some activists say for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., there’s nothing to celebrate this Fourth of July. “There’s a huge number of families who... Read more

'Independence Day' rings hollow for Philly's undocumented immigrants Metro.us

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2013

Americans traditionally treat Independence Day as an observance of the country’s hard-won freedom and liberties. But some activists say for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., there’s nothing to celebrate this Fourth of July. “There’s a huge number of families who... Read more

Capitol Alert: Immigration activists stage sit-in in Jerry Brown's office

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2013

About a dozen protesters -- some of them said by activists to be undocumented immigrants -- are staging a sit-in this afternoon in Gov. Jerry Brown's office to lobby him on an immigration bill, prompting law enforcement officials to block... Read more

Anti-deportation bill advances as immigrants rally - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2013

Undocumented immigrants rallied in the Capitol on Tuesday to support legislation aimed at reducing deportations, as California lawmakers continued tweaking the bill in hopes of winning Gov. Jerry Brown's support. The measure (AB 4), known as the Trust Act, would... Read more

Activistas en Georgia inician huelga de ayuno - Univision Atlanta

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 1, 2013

...Read more http://atlanta.univision.com/videos/video/2013-06-28/activistas-en-georgia-inician-huelga?ftloc=channel11233:wcmWidgetUimStage&ftpos=channel11233:wcmWidgetUimStage:2 Read more

Courthouse News Service

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 1, 2013

Five government agencies will pay $1.2 million in legal fees after having to disclose documents on a controversial fingerprinting and deportation program, a rights group says.      In April 2010, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and others sued the... Read more

100 protest at Burlington ICE facility | SouthCoastToday.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 28, 2013

With rain pelting down and a crowd of a supporters behind her with picket signs and umbrellas, Alma Barrios got on her knees and faced the agents in front of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office. "Agents of ICE, I... Read more

100 protest at Burlington ICE facility | SouthCoastToday.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 28, 2013

With rain pelting down and a crowd of a supporters behind her with picket signs and umbrellas, Alma Barrios got on her knees and faced the agents in front of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office. "Agents of ICE, I... Read more

100 protest at Burlington ICE facility | SouthCoastToday.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 28, 2013

With rain pelting down and a crowd of a supporters behind her with picket signs and umbrellas, Alma Barrios got on her knees and faced the agents in front of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office. "Agents of ICE, I... Read more

100 protest at Burlington ICE facility | SouthCoastToday.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 28, 2013

With rain pelting down and a crowd of a supporters behind her with picket signs and umbrellas, Alma Barrios got on her knees and faced the agents in front of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office. "Agents of ICE, I... Read more

Archbishop calls immigration reform debate a ‘defining moment’ for U.S. : The Catholic Sun – News from Phoenix and the…

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2013

The nation’s heated debate over immigration reform this summer is “a defining historical moment for America” and “a moment for national renewal” Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez told hundreds of attendees at the closing keynote address of the Catholic... Read more

Deportation hits Nashua family hard - NashuaTelegraph.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2013

The sound of people knocking on Octavio and Nashaley Padilla’s door in fall 2012 interrupted an otherwise quiet evening. But when Nashaley opened the door, she got a sinking feeling that has only deepened with time. Police and Immigration and... Read more

Bianco immigrant recalls long process following raid | SouthCoastToday.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2013

When her husband was arrested crossing the border for the second time, Maria Ines Ayala said that was the end. He'd previously spent a year in immigration jail and if he got caught again he would face even stiffer penalties.... Read more

Noticias de último momento | Deportes, Clima, Tráfico | Boston | Univision | Noticias, Clima, Deportes » Protestas contra ICE

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2013

Burlington, Massachusetts.- Esta fue semana de acción para grupos que buscan se detengan las deportaciones. Un grupo de manifestantes llegó hasta Burlington en las afueras de las oficinas de ICE para hacer sus reclamos.... Read more

Supporters Rally Against Youth Deportation At Burlington ICE | WGBH News

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2013

With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on an immigration bill late Thursday or Friday, New England supporters of undocumented workers staged a rally this afternoon at the regional Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in Burlington.  It's part of a week of... Read more

Today in Burlington: Not one more deportation rally in front of the ICE building - Burlington, Massachusetts - Burlington Union

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2013

At 3 p.m. this afternoon, demonstrators from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut held a peaceful rally in front of the Burlington regional ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) headquarters, located at 10 New England Executive Park, off of Mall Road,... Read more

Border Security Rule Costs Bill Support - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2013

A push to assuage opposition to the bipartisan immigration bill before Congress by devoting more money and muscle to the task of securing the border with Mexico has yielded at least one unforeseen consequence: It weakened support for the bill... Read more

Noticias de último momento | Deportes, Clima, Tráfico | Boston | Univision | Noticias, Clima, Deportes » No más deportaciones…

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 26, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts.- No más deportaciones. Ese es el mensaje central de campaña de acción nacional donde se esta protestando contra deportaciones y educar a inmigrantes sobre este proceso. Localmente, el Movimiento Inmigrante Estudiantil conocido en inglés por las siglas SIM,... Read more

Noticias de último momento | Deportes, Clima, Tráfico | Boston | Univision | Noticias, Clima, Deportes » No más deportaciones…

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 26, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts.- No más deportaciones. Ese es el mensaje central de campaña de acción nacional donde se esta protestando contra deportaciones y educar a inmigrantes sobre este proceso. Localmente, el Movimiento Inmigrante Estudiantil conocido en inglés por las siglas SIM,... Read more

Immigration reform advocates rally and march in downtown Boston - Downtown - Your Town - Boston.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 26, 2013

Vivian learned she was in the US illegally during her freshman year in high school, but initially she believed that her status would prevent her from attending college but have few other consequences. She learned differently in August 2011, when... Read more

Immigration reform advocates rally and march in downtown Boston - Downtown - Your Town - Boston.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 26, 2013

Vivian learned she was in the US illegally during her freshman year in high school, but initially she believed that her status would prevent her from attending college but have few other consequences. She learned differently in August 2011, when... Read more

Immigration reform advocates rally and march in downtown Boston - Downtown - Your Town - Boston.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 26, 2013

Vivian learned she was in the US illegally during her freshman year in high school, but initially she believed that her status would prevent her from attending college but have few other consequences. She learned differently in August 2011, when... Read more

Undocumented Caravan Stops in OC Today Along its Statewide Pro-TRUST Act Trip - Orange County - News - Navel Gazing

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 26, 2013

California families started their undocumented caravan journey on Monday urging the passage of the TRUST Act. As it makes its way from San Diego to Sacramento, one of the planned stops includes the cities of SanTana and Orange. "The TRUST... Read more

Vt. deportation fight to expand into Mass.

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 25, 2013

Time is running out for Danilo Lopez, 23. The native of Chiapas, Mexico, who came to Vermont without government permission, is being deported. "Being kicked out will really feel sad," Lopez told WPTZ-TV with the assistance of an interpreter. "I've... Read more

The One Thing You're Not Supposed To Do | This American Life

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 24, 2013

Ira plays audio from a YouTube video made by Jonathan Perez. In it, 24 year old Jonathan, an undocumented immigrant, walks straight into a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, tells an officer he doesn’t have papers, and gets himself... Read more

Immigration reform advocates rally at Suffolk County jail - Metro - The Boston Globe

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 24, 2013

Eighteen-year-old Lorena Carrizo stood outside the Suffolk County House of Correction on Saturday afternoon, crying as a wall separated her from her stepfather, Josue Martinez, who was being detained inside by US Immigration Customs Enforcement. Her mother, Norma Velazquez, of... Read more

Democrats say they didn't concede on immigration bill - Washington Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 23, 2013

Democrats who wrote the immigration bill insisted they didn’t give up any core principles in agreeing to more fencing and adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents to the Southwest border, telling Univision that illegal immigrants will still get legal status well... Read more

Immigrant advocates sue US gov't over detainers - AP State News - The Sacramento Bee

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 22, 2013

Immigrant advocates sued the federal government Wednesday alleging immigration agents are filing paperwork to keep arrestees in custody before investigating whether they're in the country illegally. The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and other... Read more

Pres. Obama's immigration enforcement director to resign

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 17, 2013

President Obama's immigration enforcement director announced his resignation early Monday, ending a four-year tenure that saw a dramatic shift in how the federal government pursues and deports unauthorized immigrants. In an internal letter to colleagues on Monday, Immigration and Customs... Read more

Pres. Obama's immigration enforcement director to resign

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 17, 2013

President Obama's immigration enforcement director announced his resignation early Monday, ending a four-year tenure that saw a dramatic shift in how the federal government pursues and deports unauthorized immigrants. In an internal letter to colleagues on Monday, Immigration and Customs... Read more

Chorus to Halt Deportations Grows as Immigration Debate Continues | Politic365

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 13, 2013

As the immigration debate continues in the Senate, issue organizations and now Congressional representatives are calling on the Obama administration to halt deportations to show good faith in its support of the Senate bill. The Senate bill would provide a... Read more

Immigration Roundup: Targeting Day Laborers Can Get You in Hot Water | Bloomberg BNA

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 13, 2013

The Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office—headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio—learned the hard way May 24 that targeting immigration raids at areas where Latino day laborers congregate does not comport with the U.S. Constitution. A federal judge in Arizona ruled that... Read more

Families, Congresspeople, 500+ Organizations Call on President to Suspend Deportations « Contacto Latino News

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 13, 2013

As Senate started debating immigration reform this week activists all over the country kept on pushing their request to keep families together and suspend deportations. Congressman Gutierrez as well as Reps. Jackson-Lee, Schakowsky, Titus, Clarke, Cardenas and others joined fathers... Read more

Titus, House Dems push for immigration reform for 'mommies and daddies' - Las Vegas Sun News

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 12, 2013

As the Senate debates a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the House of Representatives is fighting a partisan battle over President Barack Obama’s stopgap measure, a program to defer deportations for young undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children.... Read more

Titus Calls on the President to Suspend Deportations | Congresswoman Dina Titus

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 12, 2013

Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District joined Congressman Gutierrez (IL-04), Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, House colleagues, fathers facing deportation, and representatives from reform advocacy groups today to call on President Obama to... Read more

Immigration: As Senate Takes Up Bill, President Obama Urges Swift Approval | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 12, 2013

Some groups took issue with Obama's contention in his news conference that enforcement efforts are now focused on criminals, instead of others who do not pose a threat to public safety. Immigration advocacy groups have long criticized the president for... Read more

President Obama visits Los Angeles before meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Palm Springs | abc7.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 10, 2013

Mr. Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport at around 11 a.m. First on his agenda was a Democratic National Committee fundraising event. The president and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa boarded Marine One and took off for the Santa Monica event.... Read more

President Obama visits Los Angeles before meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Palm Springs | abc7.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 10, 2013

Mr. Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport at around 11 a.m. First on his agenda was a Democratic National Committee fundraising event. The president and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa boarded Marine One and took off for the Santa Monica event.... Read more

Activists Protests Obama LA Visit

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 9, 2013

When word got out that President Obama was scheduled to attend a donor lunch at a private residence in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood, activists set out to greet him. After paying $32,400, at least one of the activists, Paul... Read more

Reprochan a Obama - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 9, 2013

En referencia a su rango de Comandante en Jefe de las Fuerzas Armadas de Estados Unidos, el presidente Barack Obama fue catalogado ayer como "El Deportante en Jefe" por un grupo de manifestantes que le reprocharon los 1.7 millones de... Read more

La Jornada en Internet: Indocumentados exigen a Obama en Los Angeles alto a las deportaciones

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Once indocumentados y diversas organizaciones, bloquean una intersección en Santa Mónica para pedirle al presidente estadunidense, Barack Obama, ponga un alto a las deportaciones, mientras se celebra de manera alterna un evento para recaudar fondos para el mandatario. La acción,... Read more

La Jornada en Internet: Indocumentados exigen a Obama en Los Angeles alto a las deportaciones

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Once indocumentados y diversas organizaciones, bloquean una intersección en Santa Mónica para pedirle al presidente estadunidense, Barack Obama, ponga un alto a las deportaciones, mientras se celebra de manera alterna un evento para recaudar fondos para el mandatario. La acción,... Read more

Decenas de personas protestaron en LA contra Obama por deportaciones - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Manifestantes de Los Ángeles le reclamaron al presidente Barack Obama las 1.7 millones de deportaciones que ha habido durante su administración y hasta lo apodaron "El Deportante en Jefe" en referencia a su rango de Comandante en Jefe de las... Read more

Decenas de personas protestaron en LA contra Obama por deportaciones - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Manifestantes de Los Ángeles le reclamaron al presidente Barack Obama las 1.7 millones de deportaciones que ha habido durante su administración y hasta lo apodaron "El Deportante en Jefe" en referencia a su rango de Comandante en Jefe de las... Read more

Exigen en Los Ángeles a Obama 'ni un deportado más' - San diego - Noticias - UniradioNoticias.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Con la consigna de "Ni un deportado más", decenas de manifestantes urgieron hoy al presidente estadunidense Barack Obama a suspender las deportaciones de indocumentados en Estados Unidos. La protesta, que incluyó acciones de desobediencia civil por lo que se encadenaron... Read more

Ni un deportado más, exigen a Obama en LA | Sexenio

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Desde Los Ángeles y con la consigna de "Ni un deportado más", un grupo de manifestantes reclamaron al presidente Barack Obama suspender las deportaciones de personas indocumentadas en Estados Unidos. La protesta, que incluyó acciones de desobediencia civil (se encadenaron unos... Read more

Esperan a Obama reclamos pro inmigrantes

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Masivas protestas le esperan al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, en la visita que iniciará a Los Ángeles mañana viernes para recaudación de fondos, antes de recibir en Palm Springs al presidente de China, Xi Jinping. Diversas organizaciones han... Read more

Immigrant rights protesters arrested along Obama's LA motorcade route | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

Los Angeles police said they arrested several people Friday afternoon during an immigration protest in Santa Monica, after the protesters blocked an intersection along President Barack Obama's motorcade route. The protest at the corner of San Vicente Blvd. and 26th... Read more

Day laborers: Obama known outside Beltway as 'deporter-in-chief' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, an organization that works to improve the lives of transient workers, is critical of the White House’s promises to take a progressive stance on reforms. “At this point, his words sound like empty promises... Read more

Day laborers: Obama known outside Beltway as 'deporter-in-chief' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, an organization that works to improve the lives of transient workers, is critical of the White House’s promises to take a progressive stance on reforms. “At this point, his words sound like empty promises... Read more

Day laborers: Obama known outside Beltway as 'deporter-in-chief' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, an organization that works to improve the lives of transient workers, is critical of the White House’s promises to take a progressive stance on reforms. “At this point, his words sound like empty promises... Read more

Day laborers: Obama known outside Beltway as 'deporter-in-chief' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 8, 2013

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, an organization that works to improve the lives of transient workers, is critical of the White House’s promises to take a progressive stance on reforms. “At this point, his words sound like empty promises... Read more

Obama Faces Protests In California Over Deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 7, 2013

President Barack Obama faced protests in California on Friday from immigrant rights advocates angry over his administration’s record-setting level of deportations. Friday’s protest came as efforts toward passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress appeared to sputter, with House... Read more

Obama Faces Protests In California Over Deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 7, 2013

President Barack Obama faced protests in California on Friday from immigrant rights advocates angry over his administration’s record-setting level of deportations. Friday’s protest came as efforts toward passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress appeared to sputter, with House... Read more

Napa Valley College students protest deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 7, 2013

A group of Napa Valley College students carrying signs that read “Obama Stop All Deportations Now!” and shouting “Not one more!” gathered on the First Street overpass over Highway 29 during rush hour Thursday to demand an end to deportations.... Read more

President Obama lands in So Cal - Southwest Riverside County News | Riverside, CA Local News

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 7, 2013

A rally calling for Obama to stop deportations of people who have entered the country without legal permission while Congress considers legislation reforming the nation’s immigration laws will also be held outside the fundraiser. The trip is Obama’s 14th to... Read more

President Obama Makes Brief Visit to L.A. for Fundraiser - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 7, 2013

President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport today to begin a roughly three-hour visit, during which he will speak at a luncheon fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Santa Monica. The president, after arriving in Los Angeles... Read more

Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » ‘Not one more!’

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 6, 2013

A group of undocumented Chicagoans were arrested Wednesday morning outside the Hilton Hotel for blocking the morning rush hour to denounce the President’s, who is in town for a fundraiser event, ‘inhumane’ approach to immigration laws. Protestors, representing Undocumented Illinois,... Read more

Time for US immigration reform? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 5, 2013

The group tried to take their fight directly to the US president, calling for immediate action after he declined a similar request to halt deportations earlier this year, saying he is focused on "getting reform passed, and not easing up on enforcement".... Read more

Time for US immigration reform? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 5, 2013

The group tried to take their fight directly to the US president, calling for immediate action after he declined a similar request to halt deportations earlier this year, saying he is focused on "getting reform passed, and not easing up on enforcement".... Read more

Two-day fast demands end to deportations - Catholic Sentinel - Portland, OR

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 4, 2013

Portland’s two-day portion of a national fast, “Not one more deportation,” was held Thursday and today at St. Andrew Church.  Fasters will break their hunger strike today at 5 p.m. The fast demands that President Obama immediately suspend all deportations,... Read more

Connecticut Limits Cooperation With Secure Communities - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 3, 2013

The Connecticut State Senate voted unanimously on Friday to substantially limit cooperation between local police departments and federal deportation officials. The House already approved the bill. It will now move to the governor, who has vowed to sign it. The... Read more

Criminal Prosecutions Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Soared In Past Decade, Report Says

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 24, 2013

Criminal prosecutions of immigrants who entered or reentered the country illegally have soared in the last decade, bringing with them huge financial and human costs, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The U.S. government has claimed... Read more

Criminal Prosecutions Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Soared In Past Decade, Report Says

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 24, 2013

Criminal prosecutions of immigrants who entered or reentered the country illegally have soared in the last decade, bringing with them huge financial and human costs, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The U.S. government has claimed... Read more

Turning Migrants into Criminals | Human Rights Watch

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 24, 2013

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Missing the Detention Deportation Forest for the Immigration Reform Tree | Politic365

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 23, 2013

Seemingly lost in much of the congratulatory messaging surrounding the “Gang of 8″ immigration reform bill passing by a bipartisan vote of 13-5 from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the Senate floor is the continued emphasis, in both the Border... Read more

CT News Junkie | TRUST Act Clears Hurdle

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 23, 2013

A bill that would prohibit, under some circumstances, any law enforcement officer in the state from telling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they detained an undocumented immigrant cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday when it passed the Public Safety Committee... Read more

Her job: Stopping wage theft - baltimoresun.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 22, 2013

Julie Su doesn't back down from fights when she thinks employers are cheating their workers. In her two years as California's top labor law enforcer, Su has taken on scores of unscrupulous businesses. As state labor commissioner, she inherited an... Read more

Are Democrats Missing Out on Immigration Reform? - Salon

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 22, 2013

My friend John Fugelsang likes to say that the Democratic Party is like an S&M submissive who forgot his safety word. After the lame performance of Democrats in the immigration reform markup, I would say Fugelsang is being generous. Republicans... Read more

Jose Maria Islas loses deportation appeal- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 20, 2013

Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials handcuffed and took away Jose Maria Islas Monday after he lost his appeal and was ordered deported to Mexico. Islas was taken to a deportation center in Massachusetts, said activist Megan Fountain of Unidad Latina... Read more

Where Individuals Enter ICE Custody: State-by-State Details

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 20, 2013

On a typical work day Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took 1,509 individuals... Read more

New Orleans Passes Resolution Against Detainers

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 20, 2013

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Restoring Latinos' trust in police - The Denver Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 20, 2013

A report released this week by the University of Illinois at Chicago and PolicyLink should make all of us who are concerned about crime take notice. The team behind the report, Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration... Read more

Pablo Alvarado: The Man Who Organized Day Laborers - Los Angeles - News - The Informer

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 16, 2013

Pablo Alvarado, 46, normally affable and soft-spoken, bristles when he's called the Cesar Chavez of day laborers. Despite his accomplishments as director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, he doesn't see himself as a hero. "I do this work... Read more

Pablo Alvarado: The Man Who Organized Day Laborers - Los Angeles - News - The Informer

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 16, 2013

Pablo Alvarado, 46, normally affable and soft-spoken, bristles when he's called the Cesar Chavez of day laborers. Despite his accomplishments as director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, he doesn't see himself as a hero. "I do this work... Read more

Groups: Obama shouldn't deport likely immigration reform beneficiaries

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 14, 2013

Several Latino, labor and immigrant rights organizations joined Monday to call on President Barack Obama to halt the deportations of individuals who could be eligible for legalization and a roadmap to citizenship under the immigration reform bill proposed in the... Read more

Groups Call for Deportation Suspension for Immigrants Affected by Overhaul - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 13, 2013

Labor, Latino and immigrant advocate groups called on President Obama on Monday to suspend deportations of illegal immigrants who could be eligible for a pathway to citizenship under a bipartisan bill to overhaul the immigration system that is under consideration... Read more

Niños marchan por una reforma migratoria - Univision 23

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 12, 2013

...Read more http://univision23.univision.com/noticias/videos-de-noticias/video/2013-05-12/ninos-marchan-reforma-migratoria Read more

Workers Rights Advocates from Mountain View End Fast | NBC Bay Area

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 12, 2013

A workers' rights group in Mountain View said Sunday it wants to draw national attention to what it believes are unethical deportations of illegal immigrants.  Maria Marroquin, the Executive Director of the Mountain View Day Worker Center, said she and... Read more

Teatro Jornalero Brings Immigrant Stories To Life With Theater - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 11, 2013

Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras is a theater company in Los Angeles made up of day laborers and domestic workers. Its members perform plays that tell their stories as immigrants. None of them have previous acting experience. Albert Sabaté/ABC/Univision Luis Juarez... Read more

Study: Latinos now less likely to report crimes

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 9, 2013

...Read more http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/study-latinos-now-less-likely-to-report-crimes Read more

Latinos Less Likely to Report Crimes to Police, Survey Reveals | Latina

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 9, 2013

According to a new study, many Latinos admit they are less likely to report crimes because local police are more involved in enforcing immigration laws, which has led to an increase in deportations. Over 2,000 Latinos in major cities including,... Read more

Under Secure Communities, D.C. goes easy on immigrants with records - Washington Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 9, 2013

Illegal immigrants are being deported from Washington, D.C., at a lower rate than most states and other big cities under a federal program designed to remove illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes. Data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read more

NBC LA: Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement Prompts Lower Crime Reporting

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 8, 2013

Latinos are less likely to report crimes – even when they're the victims – for fear of immigration enforcement, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday. The report looked at attitudes toward law enforcement among Latinos in four counties,... Read more

Report: Latinos Scared To Report Crime Because of Local Immigration Enforcement - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2013

Latinos are far less likely to contact police to report crime because of fears that doing so could trigger immigration detention and deportation. That’s according to new polling data released today of over 2000 Latinos in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago... Read more

Report: Latinos Scared To Report Crime Because of Local Immigration Enforcement - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2013

Latinos are far less likely to contact police to report crime because of fears that doing so could trigger immigration detention and deportation. That’s according to new polling data released today of over 2000 Latinos in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago... Read more

Report: Latinos Scared To Report Crime Because of Local Immigration Enforcement - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2013

Latinos are far less likely to contact police to report crime because of fears that doing so could trigger immigration detention and deportation. That’s according to new polling data released today of over 2000 Latinos in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago... Read more

Report: Latinos Scared To Report Crime Because of Local Immigration Enforcement - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2013

Latinos are far less likely to contact police to report crime because of fears that doing so could trigger immigration detention and deportation. That’s according to new polling data released today of over 2000 Latinos in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago... Read more

Latinos now less likely to report crimes to police, poll says - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2013

Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study. About 44% of Latinos surveyed said... Read more

EDITORIAL: Deportation stay humanitarian, wise thing to do- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 3, 2013

Jose Maria Islas of New Haven caught a break this week, at least for a while, in his desire to keep from being deported to his native Mexico by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His lawyer, Danielle Briand, thinks that... Read more

After superstorm Sandy, LIers look to the future

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 29, 2013

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On Beyond Fear of Immigration Reform - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 25, 2013

The homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, testified on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill. For hours, in a calm and methodical manner, she flipped each confrontational line of questioning on its head. No, the... Read more

Jornaleros de LA satisfechos con reforma migratoria - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2013

Bajo la sombra de un árbol en la esquina de Wilshire y Union de Los Ángeles, cuatro jornaleros esperan el milagro de cada día: encontrar trabajo. Marco Mejía, Wálter Castillo, Paulino Ramos y Mario Alonso saben que sin una reforma... Read more

Trapped in the Deportation Machine : The New Yorker

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 23, 2013

You get arrested. The authorities run a background check. They need to know if you have outstanding warrants or unpaid tickets, if you jumped bail somewhere, if you’re driving a stolen vehicle. To obtain your criminal history, they routinely send... Read more

Report: Many foreign nationals detained for deportation are not criminals - MiamiHerald

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 19, 2013

A majority of foreign nationals detained for deportation in Miami-Dade County through the controversial immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities were not dangerous criminals, according to a report to be released Monday. The conclusions of the 57 page report, “False... Read more

Groups want Obama to halt deportations amid immigration reform debate

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 18, 2013

Almost immediately after the bipartisan immigration reform bill was formally introduced early Wednesday in the Senate, calls for an end to the deportations of undocumented immigrants who could qualify for the bill started pouring in. “President [Barack] Obama should seize... Read more

‘El Hielo’: Music Video Inspires Immigrant Rights Activists, Goes Viral - New America Media

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 17, 2013

Two immigrant mothers stood outside the downtown Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office holding a sign that read, “They have a Dream.” The women stood in silence -- they shouted no slogans and sang no chants. They didn’t need to.... Read more

Immigration Activists and Experts on Their 'Dealbreakers' on Immigration Reform | The Nation

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 16, 2013

It’s no secret that a quota of 400,000 deportations per year drives immigration enforcement in the United States. Will federal immigration reform change this? Will deportations decrease, remain the same—or worse, increase? The strongest federal bill would, of course, qualify... Read more

L.A. band La Santa Cecilia ‘not afraid’ to reveal undocumented status

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2013

 L.A. band La Santa Cecilia ‘not afraid’ to reveal undocumented status

By David Montgomery, Source: WashingtonPost.com For a buzz-magnet of a bicultural, ambitious young Los Angeles band, La Santa Cecilia had some strange habits. The members didn't like to travel far by car. Nor did they like to fly. They avoided certain... Read more

La Santa Cecilia Sing About the Undocumented Immigrant Experience in ICE El Hielo - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 8, 2013

The just-released music video from Los Angeles-based La Santa Cecilia shares the anguish that the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants experience in the United States because of their precarious status. For the band members, "ICE El Hielo," is more... Read more

La Santa Cecilia Sing About the Undocumented Immigrant Experience in ICE El Hielo - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 8, 2013

The just-released music video from Los Angeles-based La Santa Cecilia shares the anguish that the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants experience in the United States because of their precarious status. For the band members, "ICE El Hielo," is more... Read more

A Music Video Without Papers | The Nation

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 8, 2013

hen the band La Santa Cecilia and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network approached filmmaker Alex Rivera to create a new music video a few months ago, he jumped at the chance. “El Hielo” translates to “The Ice” in English—and... Read more

Who’s Afraid of Immigrants With Criminal Records? - New America Media

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 2, 2013

In Arizona, more and more immigrants find themselves joining the ranks of a group that could be excluded from immigration reform: undocumented immigrants with criminal records. The local grassroots pro-immigrant group PUENTE is calling on Congress to enact an immigration... Read more

Immigrant Laborers Rebuild Work Center, Restore Their Sense Of Mission | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 1, 2013

They toiled to repair and rebuild the homes, apartments and businesses that Hurricane Sandy damaged. They ran into areas where danger lurked — contaminated water, downed power lines, hidden debris capable of puncturing skin. And while the day laborers of... Read more

The Immigration Spring - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 1, 2013

As the immigration debate has moved forward, it has also gone topsy-turvy; left and right are jumbled and players are in unfamiliar positions. President Obama says the right words about giving hope to the unauthorized, but is still playing the... Read more

Coming Out of the Shadows in Union Square | The Nation

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2013

One by one, some twenty people—mostly youth—stood under a canopy of butterflies in front of the George Washington statue in New York’s Union Square yesterday, and came out as undocumented. Despite some rain, their allies in the crowd gathered for... Read more

How Obama Could (but Probably Won't) Stop Deporting Illegal Immigrants Today - Keegan Hamilton - The Atlantic

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 26, 2013

If the current congressional push for immigration reform were to fail, however, a presidential pardon for undocumented immigrants with no criminal history might be Obama's last ditch alternative to prosecutorial discretion. Rather than scaling back on detentions, Obama could instantly--and... Read more

Stateline – California Immigrant Groups Try Again on Trust Act, Other States Follow

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 26, 2013

As Congress considers major revisions to federal immigration laws, legislators in a few states are trying to block the federal government’s power to deport immigrants who land in their jails. The efforts to pass so-called Trust Acts are essentially the... Read more

Immigrant advocates push bill at Statehouse rally | Boston Herald

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 20, 2013

Immigrant advocates are pressing lawmakers to back legislation they say will help reduce the level of deportations in Massachusetts. Several dozen activists rallied on the steps of the Statehouse on Wednesday in favor of the bill that would instruct local... Read more

Cut Ties Between Maricopa County and ICE | Politic365

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 20, 2013

Despite the fact that political winds are blowing away from Arizona-style attrition politics, some officials in that state are determined to keep their tent staked in the ground, by hook or by crook.  For those living under the shadow of... Read more

Gutierrez Grills ICE Dir John Morton at Judiciary Hearing - C-SPAN Video Library

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 20, 2013

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) questions ICE Director John Morton on deportations and detention at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on March 19, 2013. The hearing was called to look into the release of immigrants in detention, but... Read more

For Arizona day laborers, immigration reform can't come soon enough | Reuters

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 19, 2013

Now that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have begun a push for comprehensive immigration reform, he wants to ensure he will benefit. When the time comes - if it does - to apply for legal status, the stash... Read more

Men at Work

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 18, 2013

For ten months between October 2010 and August 2011, a Korean contractor named June Bong Park hired a group of eight Latino construction workers to excavate the basement of a building in upper Manhattan. The workers were required to break... Read more

Job Center Helps Immigrant Workers As They Await Reform | The Brooklyn Ink

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 17, 2013

When Victoriano de la Cruz hustled for construction work on Brooklyn’s streets, he earned $60 a day. But since joining the Bay Parkway Community Job Center in Bensonhurst, he’s picked up skills and commands a wage of up to triple... Read more

A Brooklyn Corner and a New Worker Center

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 16, 2013

It is thirty-six degrees and windy, but a patch of shifting sunlight warms Hellen Rivera, a luckless jornalera, or woman day laborer. Tall and fair-complexioned, Rivera looks so unlike the other Latina workers that I mistake her for Polish. She... Read more

El Patrón Es El Ladrón! - Jose Ucelo Fights his Deportation

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 16, 2013

Like many struggling workers, Mr. José Ucelo Gonzalez looks for work every day at the Home Depot by Brookhurst Ave. and the interstate 5 fwy in Anaheim. On March 9th, 2012, Mr. Ucelo accepted a job offer by Michael Tebb;... Read more

El Patrón Es El Ladrón! - The Boss Is The Thief! | The Rebel Press

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 16, 2013

Like many struggling workers, Mr. José Ucelo Gonzalez looks for work every day at the Home Depot by Brookhurst Ave. and the interstate 5 fwy in Anaheim. On March 9th, 2012, Mr. Ucelo accepted a job offer by Michael Tebb;... Read more

El Patrón Es El Ladrón! - The Boss Is The Thief! | The Rebel Press

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 16, 2013

Like many struggling workers, Mr. José Ucelo Gonzalez looks for work every day at the Home Depot by Brookhurst Ave. and the interstate 5 fwy in Anaheim. On March 9th, 2012, Mr. Ucelo accepted a job offer by Michael Tebb;... Read more

La Mirada repeals ordinance targeting day laborers after court ruling - Whittier Daily News

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 14, 2013

A reluctant City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to repeal a city law banning solicitation of employment or contributions from public streets, including the sidewalks. City Attorney James Markman told the council it had no choice because of a U.S. 9th... Read more

Undocumented Adults Coming Out in Immigration Debate - USA Today

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 14, 2013

Since coming to the U.S. and overstaying their tourist visas 12 years ago, Genoveva Ramirez Lagunas told her two children the same thing countless illegal immigrants have told their children: Don't tell anyone about your status. On Sunday, Lagunas found... Read more

Immigration rights groups accuse officials of racial profiling - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 14, 2013

Immigrant rights groups filed a raft of legal actions on Tuesday alleging abuse and racial profiling by Customs and Border Protection officers in five states. Three lawsuits alleging illegal treatment by border patrol officers were filed in federal court in... Read more

Immigration rights groups accuse officials of racial profiling - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 14, 2013

Immigrant rights groups filed a raft of legal actions on Tuesday alleging abuse and racial profiling by Customs and Border Protection officers in five states. Three lawsuits alleging illegal treatment by border patrol officers were filed in federal court in... Read more

John Moore's Photos of Deportees - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 13, 2013

Almost every day of the week in places like Mesa, Ariz., federal authorities send planes filled with deportees back to Central America. Originally arrested for anything from traffic offenses to murder, they end up patted down and shackled with 100... Read more

Beware of police brutality against immigrants - Miami Herald

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 12, 2013

By involving city law-enforcement agents in an effort to eradicate illegal immigration, the U.S. government has also created a public safety problem, especially in immigrant communities like ours. Undocumented immigrants, who are no less worthy than the rest of human... Read more

New Haven Lawmaker Seeks To Close Secure Communities Loophole

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 12, 2013

Legislation introduced by Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield would close what he calls a loophole in the the state’s immigration policy which led to deportation proceedings against an immigrant living in New Haven. Despite a policy enacted last year by Gov. Dannel... Read more

Deportaciones siguen sin freno - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 12, 2013

El Servicio de Migración y Aduanas (ICE) no da tregua a las deportaciones, y tan sólo en enero pasado expulsó a casi 2,000 californianos como resultado del controversial progama Comunidades Seguras, según revela un análisis de datos de la agencia... Read more

Team Mexico, including Giants star Sergio Romo, feels hostility amid Arizona's immigration battle - Yahoo! Sports

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 7, 2013

Welcome to Arizona, where the only thing worse than the fear and propaganda perpetuated by a government gone wild is what people with the temerity to have been born with dark skin must endure accordingly. Arizona has thrown itself into... Read more

Victoria para los jornaleros en Arizona - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 6, 2013

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'Comprehensive' for whom? - Waging Nonviolence

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 6, 2013

In the eyes of immigrant activists, the immigration plan recently leaked from the Obama White House falls short of even the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act, signed by Ronald Reagan, which granted amnesty to more than three million undocumented... Read more

Free Speech for Day Laborers - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 6, 2013

They trim trees, mow lawns, care for the elderly, clean up and rebuild after hurricanes and floods — and they defend the Constitution, too. Immigrant day laborers, who are so often the targets of local laws meant to sweep them... Read more

Court backs block on Arizona law aimed at day laborers - Chicago Tribune

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 5, 2013

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday on the side of day laborers seeking work in Arizona, upholding an injunction that bars the state from enforcing part of its immigration law that prohibits motorists from stopping traffic to pick up... Read more

Few Female Day Laborers Try Jobs in NYC Cleanup | Womens eNews

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 5, 2013

Rosa Vasquez shifted from side to side on a broad cement overpass above a highway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one recent cold and bright Wednesday afternoon. She accepted a flyer for an upcoming scaffolding training session and said she would consider... Read more

Arizona's Day Labor Law May Violate First Amendment - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 5, 2013

Arizona’s crudely drafted and unconstitutional immigration law, already battered in its journey through the federal courts, had yet another setback today. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, ruled that... Read more

Feds free hundreds from immigration detention

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2013

Republicans on Tuesday denounced the release of hundreds of illegal immigrants from federal detention centers as an attempt to frighten Americans into supporting President Obama's budget spending demands. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee,said it was... Read more

Release of ICE detainees shines spotlight on immigration reform debate

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2013

After news came out that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had released some immigrant detainees who pose no security risks in anticipation of looming budget cuts, Latino groups called for a halt to deportations of undocumented families. “It shouldn’t take a... Read more

Immigrants Released Ahead of Automatic Budget Cuts - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2013

The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however: The detainees have been freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court, officials said. The releases, which have taken place over the past few days, were... Read more

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Frees Detainees As Sequester Looms

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement released some people from immigrant detention facilities across the country on Monday in response to looming federal budget cuts. "In order to make the best use of our limited detention resources in the current fiscal climate... Read more

Los detenidos de ICE - Noticiero Telemundo

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2013

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¿Será verdad que el gobierno de Barack Obama está deportando, sobre todo, criminales? - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2013

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Marielena Hincapié: Restoring the American Dream for All Workers

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2013

Immigration reform is the latest hot topic in Washington, but in the debate, precious little has been said about protecting immigrant workers' right to organize. Earlier this month, my organization, along with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of... Read more

Be Our Guest: The downside of immigration reform is increased deportation of immigrants who don’t deserve it   - NY Daily…

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2013

In recent weeks, the federal fight for immigration reform kicked off in earnest, with Congress and the White House issuing their legislative principles, and the White House “leaking” specific proposals for a bill. Reform offers the bright possibility of legalization... Read more

Detienen a indocumentados sin antecedentes criminales - Univision Arizona

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2013

Watch Sarahi Uribe respond to new TRAC numbers on ICE holds and deportations.... Read more

Report: Majority of Immigrants Turned Over to ICE Are Non-Criminals - New America Media

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 24, 2013

This week, a new report dealt what may be the greatest blow yet to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s strained credibility over its deportation practices. The report, authored by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), determined that the overwhelming... Read more

Advocates Push Obama to Halt Aggressive Deportation Efforts - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2013

In four years, Mr. Obama’s administration has deported as many illegal immigrants as the administration of George W. Bush did in his two terms, largely by embracing, expanding and refining Bush-era programs to find people and send them home. By... Read more

Push for immigration reform continues Locally in Mass

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2013

Immigrant groups say many minority communities in Massachusetts mistrust their local police. Advocates say about 1,100 people are deported from America every year.  They say immigrant communities often fear police officers because a friend or relative could be discovered and... Read more

¡No quedemos fuera de la legalización! - eldiariony.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2013

Hace dos semanas un grupo bi-partidista de senadores y el presidente Obama dieron a conocer sus propuestas sobre la reforma migratoria. Se declaró por ambas partes que ya es hora de otorgarle un camino a la ciudadanía a los 11... Read more

Immigration proposals fail America: Column

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2013

As he set forth his vision for immigration reform recently, President Obama reminded Americans that we all hail from foreign stock. However true, "good for me, but not for thee" seems to have become our national mantra when it comes... Read more

Immigration Agency Ordered Detention of Hundreds of U.S. Citizens, Report Says | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2013

Immigration officials ordered local law enforcement officials to detain more than 800 U.S. citizens in jail or police custody until they could review their immigration paperwork, according to an analysis of government data. The detentions – generally an illegal practice... Read more

Ruiz: The only ‘real’ immigration reform must affect all of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants   - NY Daily…

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2013

‘ Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, and I will sign it right away. And America will be better for it,” President Obama said Tuesday in his State of the Union address. “I’m here... Read more

President Obama: Immigration Leak Won't Block Reform - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2013

President Barack Obama on Wednesday confidently promised that Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, saying that a leaked copy of a White House proposal won't jeopardize the effort to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. A draft White House... Read more

Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2013

Members of Congress and President Obama have been working in earnest to deliver on their promise to overhaul immigration this year. Mr. Obama would clearly prefer a bipartisan bill, and last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing... Read more

Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2013

Members of Congress and President Obama have been working in earnest to deliver on their promise to overhaul immigration this year. Mr. Obama would clearly prefer a bipartisan bill, and last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing... Read more

Controversy rises over Secure Communities | WTNH.com Connecticut

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 20, 2013

Using local police to help find and deport illegal immigrants caught committing crimes: The Secure Communities program run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or "ICE" sparked controversy from the moment it was announced last year. When Sergio Bizuela got arrested... Read more

A Little Red Beacon for Immigrant Laborers Shines On in Bensonhurst - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 19, 2013

First, 8 by 12: the width and length, in feet, of the wooden structure that housed the center. Then, 5,000: the approximate number of day laborers who have found work through the organization since its creation in 2001. And finally,... Read more

Local family rallies against deportation of loved one

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 19, 2013

The family of an illegal immigrant rallied outside of the Knox County Detention Facility Monday afternoon to fight against his deportation. Juan Andres-Jimenez remains at the jail since his arrest on Thursday. He was charged with driving under the influence,... Read more

Tucson arrests unleash anger over Arizona immigration law - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 19, 2013

It's routine for immigration officials in Arizona to detain people suspected of being in the country illegally. Monday, however, the detention of two men — an immigrant rights activist and a father of six in Tucson — sparked protests, frustrated... Read more

Pathway to citizenship likely to be rocky - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2013

When Jessica Bravo came here this month to talk to her congressman, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), about expanding rights for illegal immigrants, their meeting ended in a shouting match and tears. Bravo, an 18-year-old community college student at Golden... Read more

Superstorm Sandy: Months Later, Undocumented Immigrants Try to Get Back On Their Feet | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2013

Vanessa Ramos does her homework in the bathroom. Family dinner is served on a folded table, a checkered green cloth adding a homely feel. She jostles with eight others for television time, though adults have first-dibs because telenovelas rule. No... Read more

ICE planned to increase deportations to meet removal goals

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2013

USA Today reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made plans to increase the deportations of immigrants who have committed minor offenses to meet performance goals. According to the report: “U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would... Read more

ACLU Obtains Emails That Prove ICE Officials Set Deportation Quotas - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2013

A set of e-mails obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina show U.S. immigration officials developed strategies to increase the number of deportations so they could surpass the previous year’s record deportation numbers.  Federal immigration authorities have... Read more

Obama al Congreso: envíenme reforma migratoria

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2013

El presidente Barack Obama exhortó el martes al Congreso a enviarle en los próximos meses un proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria. Opinó que esta iniciativa debería brindar a los inmigrantes sin documentos la opción a la naturalización y reducir... Read more

ICE says it never acted on plan to mine driver records

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2013

Federal agents never carried out some of the controversial tactics approved as part of a push to boost criminal deportations last year, including a plan to troll state driver's license records for lists of foreign-born applicants, a U.S. Immigration and... Read more

Immigration Agency Under Fire for Alleged Deportation Quotas | Fox News Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2013

U.S. immigration officials beefed up efforts to deport undocumented immigrants convicted of minor crimes as a way to meet their criminal deportation quotas, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents... Read more

ICE Deports Record Number - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2013

While Congress is dithering about comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama’s enforcement team is hard at work deporting petty criminals who are here illegally. In the fiscal year that ended in September, USA Today reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement “deported 225,390... Read more

ICE Emails Show a Desire to Grow Criminal Deportation Stats - ABC News

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2013

"Gang bangers." That's how President Barack Obama, while speaking at a November presidential debate, characterized the criminal immigrants who have been deported during his administration. A recent news report, however, shows that immigration officials floated ideas last year aimed at... Read more

Immigration Officials Stepped Up Deportations To Hit Quotas | TPM LiveWire

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2013

The White House has stressed that despite record deportations under its watch, the bulk of its efforts are spent going after hardcore criminals and not ordinary undocumented workers. But records obtained by USA Today suggest that immigration officials stepped up... Read more

Immigration tactics aimed at boosting deportations | USA Today

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2013

U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would ratchet up expulsions of immigrants convicted of minor crimes as part of an urgent push to make sure the government would not fall short of its criminal deportation targets, new... Read more

Immigrants Head to Washington to Make Their Voices Heard

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2013

Jose Antonio Vargas, the undocumented journalist who came out about his immigration status in a New York Times feature story, will not be the only undocumented immigrant making his voice heard at the capitol this week. Vargas will be speaking... Read more

Artist Works To Keep Immigrants In The Picture : NPR

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2013

Ramiro Gomez Jr. is working fast enough to draw the least amount of attention, but slowly enough to make every detail stand out. He describes the rush he gets as "therapeutic." Gomez has created inserts on a human-size piece of... Read more

Undocumented Protesters, Allies Disrupt Senate Hearing on Immigration Reform | Democracy Now!

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2013

At least 11 undocumented immigrants and their allies were arrested Wednesday after interrupting a Senate hearing on immigration reform. The protesters from around the country were calling for immediate action to end the Obama administration’s unprecedented deportations. They rose to... Read more

Calls for action at Senate immigration hearing - MiamiHerald

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2013

Lawmakers who are shaping the fate of the millions of people in the U.S. illegally were told by one Wednesday that it's time to rewrite immigration laws so that they, too, can live the American dream. "What do you want... Read more

Mundo - Reforma migratoria será firmada “de inmediato”, Artículo Online

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2013

Grupos bipartidistas en ambas cámaras están trabajando diligentemente para redactar un proyecto de ley. Celebro estas gestiones", señaló el mandatario durante su discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión. "Pues bien, ¡acabémoslo de hacer! Envíenme un proyecto de ley de... Read more

Doubts set testy tone at Senate immigration hearing

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2013

Republican senators insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration must secure the border before serious talk can begin on the future of illegal immigrants in the country. The Senate's first hearing on proposals to alter the status of about 11 million... Read more

Le gritan a Janet Napolitano: 'Mentirosa', 'No más deportaciones'

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 13, 2013

El comité judicial del Senado puso en evidencia las discrepancias fundamentales entre ambos partidos y el impacto de las deportaciones en sectores de la sociedad estadounidense, durante su primera audiencia sobre la reforma migratoria. La secretaria de Seguridad Interna, Janet... Read more

Immigrants Expect More from Obama's Speech

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 12, 2013

That excitement quickly faded for a group of 200 immigrants — some legal, some not — who were watching the speech in a Washington, D.C., conference room. They started booing when Obama touted the work his administration has done to... Read more

Inmigrantes esperan escuchar del Presidente

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 12, 2013

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Workers rebuilding after Sandy will get donated safety gear

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 11, 2013

Undocumented day laborers rebuilding the Sandy-wrecked coastline will receive donated safety gear -- masks, gloves, helmets, goggles and reflective jackets. Labor groups representing the workers from Long Island, New York City and New Jersey received about 2,500 $40 kits. The... Read more

Laura Murphy and Fred Smith: E-Verify's 'Hang Everyone' Approach - WSJ.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 8, 2013

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Immigration Reform and the False Middle Ground - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 7, 2013

Republicans have been so estranged from a reasonable immigration discussion that it’s not surprising they don’t know what one looks like.... Read more

Progressives pressure Obama on immigration reform triggers - First Read

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 7, 2013

President Barack Obama’s allies in organized labor and progressive groups are drawing a line in the sand when it comes to so-called “triggers” that would require a secure border as a precondition to allowing undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship.... Read more

Day laborer advocates offering training, safety tips  - NY Daily News

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 6, 2013

Advocates for immigrant day laborers are visiting city street corners to give safety gear and tips to workers lined up for jobs. The advocates say they are trying to avoid the widespread unsafe conditions and wage theft that accompanied rebuilding... Read more

NY: Protegerán a jornaleros tras paso de Sandy - Últimas noticias de hoy en Estados Unidos

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 5, 2013

Activistas hispanos que ayudan a jornaleros en Nueva York y Nueva Jersey lanzaron el martes una campaña para distribuir máscaras, guantes, cascos y otros materiales de protección para inmigrantes que limpian y reconstruyen la región tras el paso del huracán... Read more

For new immigrants, an 'American nightmare' in Los Angeles | MinnPost

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 31, 2013

Customers streamed out of the Home Depot parking lot, a fleet of vehicles from shiny four-wheel drive Cadillac Escalades to new Ford pickup trucks laden with cuts of lumber and stacks of drywall, appliances and gardening supplies. A small group of... Read more

Obama Unveils Immigration Reforms, Calls for Bipartisan Effort

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 30, 2013

Obama, whose support for immigration reform earned him about 70 percent of the Hispanic vote in last November’s election, is also facing major pressure from the political left, particularly from immigrant rights groups who note that his administration has deported... Read more

Secure Communities Program: A law enforcement project that didn’t work

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 23, 2013

Many police organizations regretted participation In what was lauded a few years ago as “ . . . future of immigration enforcement,” local law enforcement agencies are no longer obligated to comply with the Secure Communities Program, a once federally-mandated... Read more

Piden ‘alto’ al programa de Comunidades Seguras - Univision San Francisco

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 23, 2013

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Cientos de personas reclaman en Chicago una moratoria a las deportaciones

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 21, 2013

Cientos de personas desafiaron hoy el intenso frío de Chicago y salieron a la calle para exigir a Barack Obama en el día de su segunda investidura como presidente, que decrete de inmediato una moratoria en las deportaciones y "ponga... Read more

Napolitano To Stay At Homeland Security

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 15, 2013

Secretary Janet Napolitano will continue to lead the Department of Homeland Security into President Barack Obama's second term, according to an agency official. That means Napolitano is likely to play a central role should Congress take on immigration reform. Napolitano left her... Read more

Posibles medidas para una reforma migratoria integral - laopinion

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 14, 2013

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DHS Sec Janet Napolitano Stays, Immigration Advocates Send Mixed Signals

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 14, 2013

ABC News reported today that the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will be staying on for a second term in the Obama administration. While advocates in Washington, D.C. “cheered” for Secretary Napolitano remaining on the job, Sarahi Uribe at... Read more

E-Verify: Immigration Reform's Threat To Legal Workers - Forbes

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 10, 2013

Ken Nagel thought it would be no problem to hire his daughter at his Phoenix restaurant. He had not considered that Arizona’s new employment verification system, E-Verify, would deem her ineligible to work. E-Verify, which attempts to screen out unauthorized... Read more

Protestan por sus salarios en Los Angeles

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 10, 2013

Trabajadores y miembros de una coalición de varias organizaciones y sindicatos, se reunieron ayer frente a la entrada del Ayuntamiento de Los Ángeles para exigir que el Concejo Municipal tome acción en torno a una propuesta de ordenanza contra lo... Read more

Critican sistema de revisión de deportaciones

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 10, 2013

No pasa un día sin que Sara Martínez, una inmigrante ecuatoriana sin papeles, agradezca el poder vivir con su hija Hillary en Estados Unidos. Martínez, de 48 años, fue arrestada en enero del 2011 en una parada de autobús en Rochester,... Read more

Robbed on the job: Advice on fighting wage theft | Marketplace.org

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 10, 2013

Every year millions of Americans are victims of what some call wage theft -- a practice in which a company fails to compensate workers for their time, short-changes them on their benefits or intentionally misclassifies employees in order to save... Read more

After Sandy, immigrant groups keeping an eye out for abuse of laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 10, 2013

Nearly a month after superstorm Sandy, immigrant labor rights advocacy groups say they’re unaware of any cases of day laborers being denied payment for work related to recovery efforts. “I’m not hearing anything right now that they’re not getting paid,”... Read more

Texas Legislature Reverses Course On Immigration Laws

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 10, 2013

The Texas legislature convened in Austin on Tuesday. The lawmakers gather once every two years. And in regard to cracking down on illegal immigration, the political pendulum swing is certainly in evidence this time around. In January 2011, Governor Rick Perry... Read more

Latino Workers on the Forefront of Sandy Recovery Efforts

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 8, 2013

The first wave of destruction unleashed by Superstorm Sandy overwhelmed our senses with the fury of its wind and the rage of its surging waters. The second one, though, is a quiet yet potentially lethal menace: Sandy covered the devastated... Read more

5 immigration stories to watch in 2013 and beyond | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 8, 2013

Last year delivered some milestones in U.S. immigration history - including a historic demographic shift, fueled by immigration, as the children of nonwhite parents became the majority of babies born in this country. Also for the first time, more than 100,000... Read more

'Reyes Magos' recurren al gobernador Brown - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 8, 2013

Los Reyes Magos llegaron ayer al Capitolio para visitar al gobernador Jerry Brown pero en lugar de regalarle oro, incienso y mirra como lo hicieron los hombres de oriente en Belén —según la tradición—, le entregaron una pluma gigante para... Read more

Reformas a S-Comm - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 8, 2013

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New ICE Detainer Guidance Too Little, Too Late

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 4, 2013

On the Friday before Christmas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released new guidance on immigration “detainers,” the lynchpin of agency enforcement programs involving cooperation with local police. In the new guidance, ICE Director John Morton instructed agency employees to... Read more

A safer route to secure communities - PressDemocrat

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 4, 2013

Federal immigration authorities quietly announced a new policy just before Christmas that promises to ease conflicts with local law enforcement agencies while targeting violent criminals for deportation. The new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency policy mirrors what was promised four years... Read more

An overdue fix to Secure Communities - LA Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 4, 2013

The Obama administration has spent nearly four years trying to convince states and local law enforcement that the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities is narrowly targeted to deporting dangerous criminals. It's not. And late last month, the administration finally... Read more

Study Says 287(g) Program Is Counterproductive

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 2, 2013

A new study revealed that a program that was once intended to protect Davidson County against acts of terrorism was counterproductive. The study released Wednesday was conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and it focuses on the... Read more

Study Says 287(g) Program Is Counterproductive

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 2, 2013

A new study revealed that a program that was once intended to protect Davidson County against acts of terrorism was counterproductive. The study released Wednesday was conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and it focuses on the consequences... Read more

Prince William’s 287 (g) Immigration Program Continues at Jail - PotomacLocal.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 2, 2013

A program that investigates the legal status of arrested illegal immigrants in Prince William County will remain in place at least through June. The jurisdiction is the only one in the U.S. to keep the 287 (g) program following efforts to... Read more

California leads nation in immigration reform with TRUST Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 2, 2013

Look sharp, Sacramento. And brush up on your Spanish: The immigration debate is set to flare up once again in Washington, D.C., but the path to citizenship may begin here in the state Capitol. Democratic state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano recently, and... Read more

Day Laborers at Premium on Storm-Wrecked Coast - NYTimes

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 2, 2013

The day after the storm, Manuel Sinchi, like some other New Yorkers, gathered a few friends, hopped on his bicycle and headed down to badly stricken Coney Island to volunteer his services. The next day, however, he started offering his services... Read more

Chicago Immigrant Laborers Denounce Raid

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 29, 2012

The laborers meet in Gompers Park, at Pulaski and Foster each morning, trying to get hired for construction jobs. On a recent day, activist Eric Rodriguez says Chicago Police and immigration raided the park and hauled off seven workers. One was... Read more

Debating The Impact Of An Immigration Crackdown - NPR

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 29, 2012

In 2007, when Virginia's Prince William County ordered police to check the immigration status of anyone they had "probable cause" to suspect was in the U.S. unlawfully, the impact was swift at family restaurant Ricos Tacos Moya. "Suddenly nobody showed up,"... Read more

Chicago Day laborers call for end to immigration raids

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 28, 2012

Day laborers and their supporters gathered Friday morning at Gompers Park on the Northwest Side to call for an end to immigration raids. They said they are not going to sit back as the raids go on. Instead, they plan to... Read more

Chicago Day laborers call for end to immigration raids

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 28, 2012

Day laborers and their supporters gathered Friday morning at Gompers Park on the Northwest Side to call for an end to immigration raids. They said they are not going to sit back as the raids go on. Instead, they plan to... Read more

A phase-out for 287(g) immigration enforcement partnerships

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 28, 2012

A part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's 287(g) enforcement program is coming to an end. It's become less relevant as the federal government rolls out the broader - and cheaper - Secure Communities program around the country. It's not being scrapped... Read more

A Brighter Line on Immigration and Policing - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 28, 2012

The Obama administration on Friday announced a policy change that — if it works — should lead to smarter enforcement of the immigration laws, with greater effort spent on deporting dangerous felons and less on minor offenders who pose no... Read more

AFL-CIO president renews call for pathway to citizenship

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 21, 2012

“We need to make sure that thee law provides a road map to citizenship, not just temporary status, for all workers,” said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka in a video released Thursday on the labor federation’s official YouTube channel. “We need to fight... Read more

Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia Stands Up to Federal Immigration Policy

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 21, 2012

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca earlier this month backed off from his controversial position of complying with a federal government request to turn over for detention arrested individuals suspected of being undocumented immigrants. Baca had initially made his position public... Read more

Secure Communities policy falling out of favor across the US

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 21, 2012

As the Obama Administration prepares to tackle immigration reform, a part of its current immigration policy is dividing Democrats across the country. Last year, Democratic governors in Massachusetts, Illinois, and New York pulled out of "Secure Communities," even if Immigration and... Read more

Supporters of TRUST Act meet with Governor Brown's staff for first time

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 21, 2012

Last September, Governor Brown vetoed an earlier version of the TRUST Act. At the time he said that the bill was flawed and that it could potentially release immigrants with criminal backgrounds back to the streets.   Since then, Brown has met with... Read more

The Worker's Rug: Fine Art From Day Labor

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 20, 2012

The Workers' Rug/La Alfombra Del Trabajador is an art project done by day laborers, organizers affiliated with IDEPSCA, artist Katie Bachler and Jade Thacker, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Bachler and Thacker wanted to use a rug as a... Read more

The Worker's Rug: Fine Art From Day Labor

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 20, 2012

The Workers' Rug/La Alfombra Del Trabajador is an art project done by day laborers, organizers affiliated with IDEPSCA, artist Katie Bachler and Jade Thacker, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Bachler and Thacker wanted to use a rug as a... Read more

Posada Protests for TRUST Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 20, 2012

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Alguacil se pronuncia en contra del programa Comunidades Seguras - Univision Sacramento

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 20, 2012

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Posada contra Comunidades Seguras en casa del gobernador - Univision San Francisco

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2012

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Más de 200.000 padres con hijos estadounidenses fueron deportados en dos años - Yahoo! Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 18, 2012

El Gobierno federal deportó a más de 200.000 inmigrantes padres de niños estadounidenses en solo dos años, según un análisis exhaustivo publicado hoy por el sitio en internet colorlines.com. De acuerdo con cifras obtenidas por la organización a través de la... Read more

Gutiérrez, ofendido por las redadas de Inmigración contra indocumentados - Yahoo! Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 18, 2012

El congresista demócrata Luis Gutiérrez dijo hoy estar "ofendido personal y políticamente" por la reciente detención de trabajadores indocumentados en una empresa cerca de Chicago, al tiempo que activistas reclamaron una tregua navideña en las deportaciones. "Me pregunto por qué hicieron... Read more

NYC Secure Communities Bill Fails Transgender Immigrant Communities » Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 17, 2012

A coalition of anti-violence advocates who work with immigrant survivors of family and intimate partner violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and survivors of homophobic and transphobic violence in New York welcomed legislation introduced today by New York City Council Speaker Christine... Read more

Legitimacy Of Secure Communities Program Weakened

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 13, 2012

Last week was a rough one for Secure Communities, a controversial federal deportation program that critics charge is counterproductive and unconstitutional. The most significant developments came from California, where the program has essentially lost support at the city and state... Read more

New York City Council to Consider 2 Bills Limiting Deportations

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 13, 2012

Two bills that members of the New York City Council plan to propose on Thursday would place further limits on the city’s cooperation with federal authorities seeking to detain and deport immigrants. The bills come in response to Secure Communities, a... Read more

ACLU Florida urges U.S. leaders to end 287(g) deportation program Collier uses » marconews.com Mobile

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 12, 2012

In a letter to state-based politicians Friday, the ACLU of Florida urged an end to a controversial immigration enforcement policy in which Collier County participates. Under scrutiny is the 287(g) policy, set to expire at year's end, that allows local police... Read more

Walnut Creek contractor pleads not guilty to holding day laborer captive in Lafayette house - San Jose Mercury News

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 12, 2012

A 51-year-old Walnut Creek contractor has pleaded not guilty to charges that he held a day laborer captive and robbed him in a Lafayette house in October. Defendant Tod Morton appeared in a Walnut Creek courthouse Friday on felony charges of... Read more

Is S-Comm Living Up to Its Promise in Boston

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 12, 2012

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LAPD scales back its participation in Secure Communities | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 12, 2012

The Los Angeles Police Department will no longer detain some undocumented suspects on behalf of federal immigration authorities, the L.A. Police Commission decided Tuesday. The commission made that change at the request of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. He told commissioners... Read more

Influx Of Volunteers Aids Areas Hit Hard By Sandy - NY1.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

Volunteers are crossing state lines to help clean up neighborhoods that took a beating from Hurricane Sandy. At a firefighter's home on Beach 135th Street and Cronston Avenue in Belle Harbor, volunteers from the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter... Read more

Daños dejados por el huracán Sandy, una pesadilla para mexicanos indocumentados

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

A Josías, el hijo de dos años de Miguel Alarcón Morales, se le agravó un asma porque la familia sigue viviendo en el segundo piso de una vivienda que se inundó con el paso del feroz huracán "Sandy". La casa... Read more

After Sandy, Learning From New Orleans: The Nation

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

Apparently seeking post-Sandy advice, New York Mayor Bloomberg’s deputies recently paid a visit to New Orleans. According to The New York Times, Deputy Mayors Howard Wolfson, Linda I. Gibbs and Robert K. Steel met with New Orleans officials to discuss... Read more

Criminal justice administration students create video for Hayward Day Laborer Center

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

Cal State East Bay criminal justice administration students have provided the Hayward Day Labor Center with a video to inform day laborers on protecting themselves against wage theft and other forms of exploitation. Alejandro Galindo, job developer and legal advocate for... Read more

Rodo de Salario - Hayward Day Labor Center

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

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Santa Cruz Sheriff Says He'll Work with Governor and Ammiano

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner Phil Wowak said Friday there won't be immediate changes to how the county handles inmates eligible to be deported under a controversial immigration program, and that future changes are likely to come as part of a... Read more

Secure Communities is a program gone wild - Navarette

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

President Obama's over-the-top approach to immigration enforcement — including an overreliance on the harmful program known as Secure Communities — has devastated immigrant communities in the United States. And it has divided Democrats. This became clear last year when three... Read more

AG Harris States ICE Holds Voluntary - NBC Latino

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2012

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a law enforcement bulletin Tuesday saying that complying with the federal government’s Secure Communities program is voluntary. This means that if there is a federal immigration hold placed on someone taken into custody,... Read more

MORAIN: State Attorney General Sets Own Path on ICE Holds

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 7, 2012

State Attorney General Kamala Harris waded into the immigration debate, telling local law enforcement Tuesday that they have the power to ignore Obama administration requests that they hold illegal immigrants. By issuing a bulletin to local police and sheriffs, Harris... Read more

Sheriffs divided on immigration policy - SFGate

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 7, 2012

Sheriffs in Bay Area counties are divided on whether they must go along with federal requests to turn over suspected illegal immigrants who land in local jails, an issue raised anew this week by state Attorney General Kamala Harris. San... Read more

Los Angeles sheriff to stop turning over low-level offenders to immigration

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2012

The Los Angeles County sheriff will no longer honor federal requests to detain suspected illegal immigrants nabbed for low-level crimes like petty theft and graffiti after new state guidelines noted the practice is voluntary, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Los Angeles... Read more

Some Say State AG Harris’ Option To Ignore ICE Is Not Enough - CBS

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2012

Many Bay Area counties said they have already been using their own discretion when notifying ICE about suspected illegal immigrants—something State Attorney General Kamala Harris just gave them permission to do. Some even said that Harris’s decision doesn’t go far... Read more

Some Say State AG Harris’ Option To Ignore ICE Is Not Enough - CBS

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2012

Many Bay Area counties said they have already been using their own discretion when notifying ICE about suspected illegal immigrants—something State Attorney General Kamala Harris just gave them permission to do. Some even said that Harris’s decision doesn’t go far... Read more

Some Say State AG Harris’ Option To Ignore ICE Is Not Enough - CBS

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2012

Many Bay Area counties said they have already been using their own discretion when notifying ICE about suspected illegal immigrants—something State Attorney General Kamala Harris just gave them permission to do. Some even said that Harris’s decision doesn’t go far... Read more

Comunidades seguras no es obligatorio - La Opinion

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2012

Las peticiones de detención solicitadas por el Servicio de Migración y Aduanas (ICE) para los inmigrantes indocumentados que se hacen bajo el programa federal Comunidades Seguras no son un mandato por lo que las agencias locales deben usar el criterio... Read more

TRUST is the next step - La Opinion

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 6, 2012

This week, California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a legal directive indicating that it is not compulsory for local law enforcement agencies to hold a detainee just because it is required by federal immigration authorities. Harris said that every police... Read more

Ice Holds Are Optional, CA Attorney General Harris Says

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 5, 2012

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told local law enforcement agencies Tuesday that they were not obligated to comply with a federal program whose stated goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes. It was Harris' first public assessment... Read more

Burlingame man held after workers dodge nail gun blitz | Mike Aldax | Law and Disorder | San Francisco Examiner

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

A Burlingame man used a nail gun to show two day laborers how bothered he was by the noise coming from their construction site on Thanksgiving Day, according to prosecutors. Michael Timothy McHenry, 38, has pleaded not guilty to assault and... Read more

Cali's Top Cop Says Holding Immigrants is Voluntary - SFGate

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

California's top prosecutor said Tuesday it's up to local police agencies to decide whether to comply with federal government requests to hold illegal immigrants. The statement by state Attorney General Kamala Harris involves the federal Secure Communities program, which was launched... Read more

In Staten Island, Latino immigrants are the forgotten ones in Sandy | American Barrio

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

A month after its passage, Sandy continues its ravages. In Staten Island, the island most affected by the hurricane, thousands of illegal immigrants who do not have access to federal assistance, are still living in the rubble and must rely... Read more

9/11 Mistakes Repeated in Sandy Clean-up, Say Worker Health Advocates

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

It’s been widely reported that in the post-9/11 rush to rescue victims and clear rubble, recovery workers’ health and safety were compromised. Under President Bush, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) relaxed enforcement of workplace safety rules during... Read more

Intentan de nuevo Acta de Confianza

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

El asambleísta demócrata de San Francisco, Tom Ammiano, no perdió tiempo y en el primer día del ciclo legislativo 2012-13, que inició ayer, reintrodujo el Acta de Confianza, que busca poner fin al impacto negativo en California del programa federal... Read more

Intentan de nuevo Acta de Confianza

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

El asambleísta demócrata de San Francisco, Tom Ammiano, no perdió tiempo y en el primer día del ciclo legislativo 2012-13, que inició ayer, reintrodujo el Acta de Confianza, que busca poner fin al impacto negativo en California del programa federal... Read more

Dos propuestas de ley buscan favorecer a indocumentados en California

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

Dos propuestas de ley buscan en el primer día del nuevo periodo legislativo de California otorgar licencias de conducir a todos los conductores y limitar la remisión de indocumentados detenidos las autoridades de Inmigración. Un proyecto del asambleísta Luis Alejo (D-28),... Read more

TRUST Act Reintroduced to Dem supermajority in Sacramento

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

And Assm. Tom Ammiano and several co-sponsors have reintroduced the Trust Act, banning local law enforcement from turning over illegal immigrants to the feds for possible deportation if their crime is relatively minor. "We must make sure that Secure Communities... Read more

TRUST Act Reintroduced to Dem supermajority in Sacramento

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

And Assm. Tom Ammiano and several co-sponsors have reintroduced the Trust Act, banning local law enforcement from turning over illegal immigrants to the feds for possible deportation if their crime is relatively minor. "We must make sure that Secure Communities focuses... Read more

TRUST Act Reintroduced to Dem supermajority in Sacramento

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

And Assm. Tom Ammiano and several co-sponsors have reintroduced the Trust Act, banning local law enforcement from turning over illegal immigrants to the feds for possible deportation if their crime is relatively minor. "We must make sure that Secure Communities focuses... Read more

California's 'anti-Arizona' TRUST Act is back for another round | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

Two months after California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill known as the TRUST Act "as written," a lawmaker is reintroducing it in the Assembly. Bill sponsor Tom Ammiano, a Democratic Assembly member from the Bay Area, announced Monday that... Read more

Connecticut official faults US handling of immigrant

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 4, 2012

An adviser to Connecticut's governor is criticizing the U.S. government's detention of a Mexican immigrant under the federal Secure Communities program. Mike Lawlor, the governor's top aide on criminal justice policy, joined advocates at a rally Thursday condemning the initiative... Read more

Thanksgiving celebration held at Pomona day laborer center

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 30, 2012

About 100 day laborers, their families and others gathered Tuesday at the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center for a Thanksgiving celebration. Workers took a moment to listen to Jose Calderon, emeritus professor of sociology at Pitzer College, who spoke about the Thanksgiving... Read more

Fue Sandy mayor desastre natural para mexicanos en historia de EUA - El Diario de Yucatán

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 30, 2012

El huracán Sandy constituyó el desastre natural de mayores proporciones para la comunidad mexicana en la historia reciente de Estados Unidos, aseguró hoy el cónsul de México en Nueva York, Carlos Sada. En una reunión con la secretaria del Trabajo del... Read more

Labor Secretary Visits Staten Island - WNYC

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 30, 2012

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited a day worker center on Staten Island that has been involved in cleanup efforts after Sandy. She toured the Midland Beach neighborhood on Thursday. Solis said the federal government is trying to reach different... Read more

TRUST Act to be reintroduced 2 months after Gov. Brown vetoed it

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 30, 2012

A San Francisco state lawmaker plans to introduce a revised version of the TRUST Act, the measure that would restrict the ability of law enforcement agencies in California from enforcing federal immigration laws. Governor Brown vetoed the original bill in... Read more

Jornaleros indocumentados pierden centro de empleo en NY - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 29, 2012

Gavino Hernández observaba con tristeza ayer lo que quedó en el interior de una pequeña casita roja de madera donde logró encontrar trabajo como jornalero durante varios años. "Nos sentimos en la ruina. No nos queda nada", murmuró el mexicano indocumentado,... Read more

Más presión por el Acta de Confianza - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 29, 2012

Decenas de organizaciones defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes en California comenzaron a presionar al gobernador Jerry Brown para que firme el Acta de Confianza, y la ley pueda entrar en vigor en enero. El proyecto de ley AB1081... Read more

Day Laborers Play a Role in Sandy's Aftermath

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 27, 2012

A dozen day laborers gathered on a recent evening at an immigrant day worker center in Staten Island’s Port Richmond neighborhood. Some have already started doing clean-up and repairing people’s homes in Sandy’s wake. Others expected to do so in... Read more

Feds Scaling Back 287g

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 26, 2012

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office’s application for the federal 287(g) program still is pending but could be placed on the back-burner due to a lack of funding. “We’ve got an application on file, but it’s still pending in Washington,” Sheriff Roger... Read more

Far fewer illegal immigrants turned over to feds

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 26, 2012

The net cast for illegal immigrants in Sonoma County shrank dramatically in the past year — with far fewer people turned over to the federal government for being in the country without permission. The reasons for that change are hard to... Read more

Critics say immigration program detains less serious offenders

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 26, 2012

The chief goal of the federal Secure Communities program, in place in Sonoma County since March 2010, is to identify, detain and deport dangerous illegal immigrants. But since the program took effect, critics have said that it actually catches up as... Read more

6 Concrete Steps the President Can Take to Seize the Moment on Immigration

Posted by Pablo Alvarado / November 26, 2012

After his reelection, speculation has begun about what the second term of President Obama will mean for immigrant communities.  While we breathed a sigh of relief following the defeat of Mitt Romney and his self-deportation politics, it would be irresponsible... Read more

Day Laborers Offer Help After Hurricane Sandy

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 20, 2012

About 50 or so people gathered outside a storm-ruined taco restaurant on Saturday morning in Coney Island, on a backstreet behind the Boardwalk near the Wonder Wheel. They were day laborers, Hispanic men and women who have been spending weekends... Read more

Sandy destruction boosts demand for immigrant day laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

Two signs advertised "Workers Available" outside the red trailer that functions as a shape-up site for immigrant day laborers in Freeport. But only a few among the two dozen men who had gone there Wednesday were available for hire by 7... Read more

Wind of Spirit hosts Sandy day laborer relief brigade Sunday

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

Day laborers in New York and New Jersey are mobilizing to offer their most valuable asset, their labor, for communities that have been damaged by Hurricane Sandy, according to a news release. Relief brigades will include offering hands on cleanup work,... Read more

Federal illegal immigration strategy shifting - Crime/Safety - NewsObserver.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

Federal officials are scaling back a program that enlists the aid of local police and sheriff’s offices to identify people who are in the country illegally, in favor of a national program that uses fingerprints collected by the FBI. U.S. Immigrations... Read more

New Hope on Immigration - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

Funny how quickly some principles collapse when given the right kind of shove. One day, the Republican Party is rock-ribbed restrictionist, dedicated to the proposition that unauthorized immigrants are an invading army of job stealers, welfare moochers and criminals whose... Read more

Snow, ice hit northeast US, slowing recovery and leaving thousands without power | Free Speech Radio News

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

Residents in the northeast dealt with new power outages and a halting recovery after a storm brought snow and ice to the battered region. In New Jersey, more than a foot of snow came to some parts of the state... Read more

Bensonhurst day laborers can't find work after storm

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

After Hurricane Sandy destroyed their workers' center and trashed the surrounding waterfront, Bensonhurst day laborers eager to do debris-clearing work say they can't connect with contractors or homeowners. "It's really difficult," said Gavino Hernandez, 46, who does construction and painting work.... Read more

Sandy crea oportunidad de empleo para hispanos

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

Aún sin poder calcular por completo los daños que la tormenta Sandy dejó en Nueva York y New Jersey, las oportunidades para quienes trabajen en construcción y reparaciones, y servicios de transporte saltan a la vista.   La Agencia Federal de Emergencia... Read more

Voices of NY » » Sandy Could Prove Good for Jobless

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

While it isn’t yet possible to determine the total destruction that Hurricane Sandy left in its wake in New York and New Jersey, it is clear that job opportunities await those who work in construction, repair and transportation services. The Federal... Read more

Voices of NY » » Sandy Could Prove Good for Jobless

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 19, 2012

While it isn’t yet possible to determine the total destruction that Hurricane Sandy left in its wake in New York and New Jersey, it is clear that job opportunities await those who work in construction, repair and transportation services. The Federal... Read more

Sandy Sweeps Away New York City’s Only Day Laborer Center

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 7, 2012

A storm surge from Hurricane Sandy unmoored the Bay Parkway Community Job Center, New York City’s only center for day laborers, and moved it a couple hundred feet inland from the Bensonhurst shore, cracking one of its walls in the... Read more

After Sandy, Day Laborers Play Central Role

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2012

Fox News Latino - Elizabeth Llorente It is about 8:30 a.m., just days after superstorm Sandy unleashed her force and fury in the northeast. Men with calloused hands, world-weary lined faces that make them seem years older than they are, practically stand... Read more

Time for PG county to reconsider Secure Communities program

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2012

My main goal for this year was driving a car. I had been practicing with my husband for about two months and I was able to pass the road test and secure my driver’s license. Being it was my first time... Read more

Immigrant’s detainment sparks outcry | Yale Daily News

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2012

Juana Islas, a New Haven resident and undocumented Mexican immigrant, broke down in tears before a crowd gathered at City Hall Thursday evening as she recounted the story of how her brother Josemaria Islas may now face deportation after having... Read more

Centreville Day Laborers Site Almost Ready

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2012

It's been more than a year since Fairfax County Supervisor Michael Frey called a public meeting to discuss the proposal to open a hiring site for immigrant day laborers in Centreville. "The atmosphere was obviously pretty heated," he says.  But Frey, a... Read more

Lawsuit Demands Transparency Between GA Law Enforcement and ICE

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2012

This week 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 suit seeks public records documenting the effects of Georgia’s increasing... Read more

After Hurricane Sandy, Day Laborers Play Central Role in Cleanup, Rebuilding

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 6, 2012

It is about 8:30 a.m., just days after superstorm Sandy unleashed her force and fury in the northeast. Men with calloused hands, world-weary lined faces that make them seem years older than they are, practically stand on their toes in the... Read more

Feds delay review of Obama immigration program - USA Today

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 5, 2012

Seventeen months have passed since the Department of Homeland Security announced it would create an internal civil rights review of the Obama administration's signature immigration enforcement program, but now department officials cannot say when, or if, they will complete it.... Read more

Berkeley says “no” to federal immigration detainers | Berkeleyside

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 1, 2012

In a surprising twist, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to decline requests from U.S. immigration officials to apply more stringent detention rules to arrested individuals depending on citizenship status. Advocates in attendance said the council made a... Read more

Los Angeles County sheriff's office sued over immigration holds

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 30, 2012

Rights groups filed a class-action lawsuit on Friday against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, accusing it of unlawfully detaining immigrants at the behest of the federal government for days beyond when they should have been released. The suit highlights... Read more

Jornaleros presentan demanda por detenciones de inmigrantes

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 22, 2012

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ICE Inmates in California Claim They Were Denied Bail

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 19, 2012

Tens of thousands of inmates who should have been eligible for release from sheriff's custody allegedly remain detained for days or even months because of immigration-related holds. Such is the claim made by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of... Read more

Lawsuit: ACLU, NDLON, British director Duncan Roy to accuse LA County Sheriff of illegally detaining him

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 19, 2012

A British man says he was detained unlawfully for 89 days in Men's Central Jail in Downtown Los Angeles on an immigration hold that should have never been in place. Duncan Roy, a Malibu filmmaker, says he repeatedly tried to... Read more

The Trust Act And Secure Communities' Flaws - LA Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 19, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of the Trust Act late Sunday raised some interesting questions. Brown said he supported the goal of the bill, which would have set some limits on a controversial federal immigration enforcement program.  But the governor said... Read more

The Jobs Numbers: Never Mind the Quantity, Check the Quality

Posted by Nadia Marin Molina / October 8, 2012

The jobs numbers: never mind the quantity, check the quality Behind modest jobs growth, the real story is full-time jobs with good benefits are still disappearing. America's going part-time.  Moira Herbst, guardian.co.uk, Friday 5 October 2012 It's heartening to see Friday's... Read more

Gov. Jerry Brown Misses by Vetoing TRUST Act - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2012

This year's legislative battle over immigration seemed to come to a draw when Gov. Jerry Brown signed one key bill but vetoed another. Immigration rights advocates, however, said Monday that the political give-and-take was largely an illusion. They lost. The bill that... Read more

Loas y críticas al gobernador de California - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2012

El veto del gobernador de California Jerry Brown al proyecto de ley TRUST, que hubiera limitado la cooperación de la policía local al programa federal Comunidades Seguras, ha logrado que sus usuales amigos en las agrupaciones proinmigrantes lo llamen traidor... Read more

Mistrust in California - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 3, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown of California dropped the ball on Sunday when he vetoed the Trust Act, a bill aimed at keeping harmless immigrants out of the deportation dragnet — not out of misguided compassion, but to bolster public safety. The... Read more

Jerry Brown disappoints - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 2, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown's veto of the TRUST Act means political considerations triumphed over protecting California's immigrant community from the arbitrary enforcement of federal law. The enactment of the state law would have probably led to a confrontation in court with... Read more

Calif. gov. OKs driver licenses for illegal immigrants, rejects ‘anti-Arizona’ legislation - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 1, 2012

Meanwhile, Brown vetoed AB1081, which could have protected illegal immigrants from deportation if they committed minor infractions. The bill has been dubbed “anti-Arizona” legislation, a reference to that state’s immigrant identification law. The so-called Trust Act would have let California... Read more

Brown misses opportunity with TRUST Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 1, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and vetoed another that would have restricted sheriffs from helping federal authorities detain undocumented Californians for potential deportation. His... Read more

TRUST Act Vetoed: California Gov. Jerry Brown Calls Limits On Immigration Enforcement 'Flawed'

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 1, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill late Sunday to make California the "anti-Arizona" on immigration enforcement, after a long fight that took the bill into the national spotlight as a possible rebuke to a program the Obama administration has... Read more

No one Can Veto a Movement

Posted by Pablo Alvarado / September 30, 2012

No one Can Veto a Movement

Years of work to see the TRUST Act passed does not stop because Governor Brown chose to veto the bill.          He can veto a bill but he cannot veto a movement.  Never has California been so united... Read more

TRUST Act Endorsements

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2012

The Sacramento BeeEnd ICE's hold on law enforcement agenciesApril 13, 2012By Julia Harumi Mass By giving officers an incentive to arrest "foreign-looking" individuals for minor infractions or no reason at all, S-Comm undermines the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal... Read more

Ariz. immigrants taught to cope with new law - CBS News

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 26, 2012

Critics of Arizona's controversial immigration law are on alert. This week, a federal judge gave the state the go-ahead to enforce the "show me your papers" provision of the law. Now some undocumented immigrants are being taught how to respond.... Read more

Obreros de Construccion Protestan Hoy en Brooklyn

Posted by Nadia Marin Molina / September 25, 2012

      EL DIARIO NUEVA YORK: Trabajadores de la construcción se congregarán hoy en Brooklyn para condenar las condiciones de seguridad de algunos de sus lugares de trabajo que -según dicen- han dado lugar a graves accidentes en los últimos meses. La manifestación está... Read more

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Posted by NDLON Staff / September 17, 2012

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Le denuncia para no pagarle su salario - laopinion.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 17, 2012

Cuando no estaba trabajando para la compañía que lo contrataba regularmente, José Ucelo González iba a un Home Depot ubicado en Anaheim, a esperar a que cualquier persona lo contratara para trabajar por horas. Nunca imaginó que en uno de... Read more

Day Laborer Faces Deportation After Anaheim Employer Filed False Police Report

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 17, 2012

Jose Ucelo Gonzalez sought an honest day's work and compensation as many do outside an Anaheim Home Depot on Brookhurst Street and Crescent Avenue in March. The day laborer was hired by Michael Tebb, an Anaheim employer who used "Nick"... Read more

How to reduce your exposure to common pesticides

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 7, 2012

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Arizona Sheriff Testifies in Racial Profiling Case - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 24, 2012

The man who calls himself “America’s toughest sheriff” made his way into the federal district courtroom here on Tuesday wearing a black suit and a stern expression. He spelled out his name for the clerk — “Joseph M. Arpaio, A-R-P-A-I-O,”... Read more

The Missing Racial Profiling Argument in the Arizona Case

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 23, 2012

It was nearly a month ago when the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Arizona vs. United States. In the decision, the Court ruled that most of Arizona’s SB1070 was unconstitutional because the enforcement of immigration... Read more

Another legal attack on SB1070

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 23, 2012

Opponents of SB1070 have launched another legal attack on the controversial bill. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down most of the law, but left the so-called “show me your papers” provision in place. It is the part of the law... Read more

TRUST Act: California Could Set National Model for Correcting the Damage Done by S-Comm

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 23, 2012

Juana Reyes is a food vendor and mother of two who was arrested, and detained in immigration jail for two weeks (while her children were taken away and placed in foster care) - all because she was selling tamales in... Read more

SB 1070 foes renew effort to block most contentious provision

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 20, 2012

A coalition of civil-rights groups filed motions in federal court Tuesday to prevent enforcement of the single contested provision of Arizona's immigration law that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The coalition, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, the... Read more

SB1070 ruling still isn't comprehensive reform

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 20, 2012

Two years after Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB1070 into law and then saw it suspended while legal appeals wound their way through the courts, the Supreme Court has finally ruled. But to our basic question of two years ago -- Why... Read more

Arizona sigue firme contra la inmigración

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 20, 2012

Desde este viernes la Justicia estadounidense podrá ordenar la cancelación de la suspensión temporal aprobada en 2010 del polémico artículo 2(b) de la ley SB1070 de Arizona. Sin embargo, existen aún muchas dudas sobre la fecha exacta en que podría... Read more

Fortalecen lucha por eliminar programa Comunidades Seguras en EU

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 20, 2012

Activistas y líderes locales a favor de las comunidades inmigrantes señalaron hoy que están cada día más fortalecidos para luchar contra el programa de Comunidades Seguras, tanto a nivel estatal como nacional. Señalaron a raíz de la decisión de la Corte... Read more

The Missing Racial Profiling Argument in the Arizona Case » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 19, 2012

It was nearly a month ago when the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Arizona vs. United States. In the decision, the Court ruled that most of Arizona’s SB1070 was unconstitutional because the enforcement of immigration... Read more

Raising Arizona: Supreme Court's Immigration Decision Creates More Questions Than It Answers

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 19, 2012

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Arizona v. United States, a closely watched case in which the federal government challenged Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070. The decision and its impact has since been dissected in both legal and... Read more

Inicia hoy juicio contra el sheriff Joe Arpaio

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 19, 2012

En Arizona, la batalla contra el Sheriff de Maricopa Joe Arpaio apenas comienza su fase legal: en la corte federal en Phoenix empieza hoy un juicio contra Arpaio y su Departamento del Sheriff de Maricopa (MCSO), basado en una demanda... Read more

Efecto Arizona frena migración de México a Estados Unidos

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 19, 2012

La crisis económica iniciada a fines de 2007 y las leyes para regular la inmigración impulsadas por Arizona y otros estados de Estados Unidos han frenado el crecimiento de la migración mexicana hacia este país. Así lo indica un estudio difundido... Read more

Mother who sold tamales outside Walmart faces deportation - The Sacramento Bee

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 19, 2012

For two years, Juana Reyes helped feed her two small children and pay her rent by selling tamales at the Walmart Supercenter parking lot on Florin Road. Now the undocumented single mom faces possible deportation for peddling her chicken, pork and... Read more

Sacramento Mother Fighting Deportation Becomes Face Of Trust Act « CBS

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 18, 2012

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The misdemeanor charges were dropped but she is still fighting to stay in this country. Juana Reyes was selling tamales in front of a South Sacramento Walmart for two years and was arrested. What happened for 13 days afterwards... Read more

Local, Federal Authorities at Odds over Detention Requests | Swampland | TIME.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 16, 2012

Last Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference to announce that he didn’t want his city’s law-enforcement authorities to follow federal requests to hold some undocumented immigrants, picked up on other charges, for deportation. The national media’s ears... Read more

Local, Federal Authorities at Odds over Detention Requests - TIME

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 16, 2012

Last Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference to announce that he didn’t want his city’s law-enforcement authorities to follow federal requests to hold some undocumented immigrants, picked up on other charges, for deportation. The national media’s ears... Read more

Secure Communities: The Trust Act fix

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 16, 2012

For nearly three years, the Obama administration has advertised the Secure Communities program as a targeted enforcement tool that identifies "dangerous criminal aliens" for deportation. Over and over, federal officials have insisted that the program's focus would be chiefly limited... Read more

Director de ICE defiende el polémico programa federal Comunidades Seguras

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 16, 2012

El director de la Oficina de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE), John Morton, defendió el martes al polémico programa federal Comunidades Seguras, pero se comprometió a continuar su ajuste para responder a las preocupaciones de agencias policiales. Morton, quien compareció ante... Read more

California's Trust Act shows need for immigration reform - LA Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 16, 2012

For nearly three years, the Obama administration has advertised the Secure Communities program as a targeted enforcement tool that identifies "dangerous criminal aliens" for deportation. Over and over, federal officials have insisted that the program's focus would be chiefly limited... Read more

Chicago, the Next Anti-Arizona - NYTimes

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 16, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago is the latest official to diverge from the Obama administration’s widening use of local police in deporting illegal immigrants. He is seeking an ordinance that would bar Chicago cops from turning immigrants over to federal... Read more

D.C. Passes Bill To Restrict Secure Communities Immigration Enforcement Program

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 12, 2012

D.C. Passes Bill To Restrict Secure Communities Immigration Enforcement Program

WASHINGTON -- As groups around the country rally this week against the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, the District of Columbia approved its own measure on Tuesday to fight back. In a unanimous vote, the D.C. Council approved a bill that... Read more

Have Some Trust: California to Pass Anti-Arizona Immigration Bill

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 11, 2012

California is taking a stand on immigration – and it doesn’t exactly jive with a recent ruling by the Supreme Court on the issue.  Last week, the California State Senate passed the TRUST Act, a move that is in direct contrast... Read more

Obama Policy on Illegal Immigrants Is Challenged by Chicago - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 10, 2012

Just weeks after the Supreme Court largely reaffirmed the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement powers in its legal battle with Arizona, federal officials are facing a new, politically tricky clash with local authorities over immigration, this time in Chicago. At a news... Read more

Arpaio's Legacy Hangs in the Balance

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 9, 2012

When historians look back on Joe Arpaio's legacy as Maricopa County sheriff, one thing they are likely to weigh heavily is the outcome of a 4 1/2-year-old racial-profiling lawsuit that will finally be heard in a federal courthouse in Phoenix... Read more

California Senate passes 'anti-Arizona' bill to limit federal detainers on illegal immigrants

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 9, 2012

The California Senate has passed a so-called "anti-Arizona" bill to prevent racial profiling by police and allow local law agencies to ignore federal requests to detain nonviolent illegal immigrants for deportation, a state lawmaker said. The proposal, called the California Trust... Read more

U.S. citizen sues over detention under Secure Communities program

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 9, 2012

A computer specialist is suing the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security after a controversial fingerprint-sharing program incorrectly identified him as an illegal immigrant and authorities ordered him detained in a maximum-security prison. The lawsuit is the first legal challenge... Read more

California Senate passes anti-Arizona immigration bill

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 6, 2012

The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday that seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in Arizona and other U.S. states. The Democrat-led state Senate voted 21 to 13 to approve... Read more

California Senate passes anti-Arizona immigration bill

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 6, 2012

The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday that seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in Arizona and other U.S. states. The Democrat-led state Senate voted 21 to 13 to approve... Read more

California Senate OKs bill that would blunt deportation efforts - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 6, 2012

A bill that that would restrict California law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement efforts passed the state Senate on Thursday. The Trust Act would prohibit police and sheriff's officials from detaining arrestees for possible deportation unless the suspects have... Read more

California Senate OKs bill that would blunt deportation efforts - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 6, 2012

A bill that that would restrict California law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement efforts passed the state Senate on Thursday. The Trust Act would prohibit police and sheriff's officials from detaining arrestees for possible deportation unless the suspects have... Read more

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program faces novel challenge

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 5, 2012

We’ve been hearing a lot about how immigration enforcement intersects with local law enforcement. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Arizona requirement that police officers check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons. Now we’ll... Read more

In California, immigration bill designed as the anti-Arizona - Reuters

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 5, 2012

While America's debate over immigration has been dominated recently by crackdowns in states like Arizona and Alabama, California legislators are trying to turn that tide with a bill to protect illegal immigrants that they dub the "anti-Arizona." Last week, the top... Read more

After Arizona, a Struggle Continues - NYT Editorial

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 2, 2012

The Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law shredded the law’s radical premise — that a state can write its own foreign policy, impose its own criminal punishments on the undocumented, set its own enforcement priorities and oblige the federal government to... Read more

Arizona SCOTUS Ruling Frames NY “Secure Communities” Debate

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 28, 2012

NEW YORK - Just one day after the U.S. Supreme Court's split decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law, a new education campaign is being launched today to deal with local fears surrounding enforcement on Long Island of federal immigration rules,... Read more

Is your home state being Arizonified? - UU World

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 28, 2012

A major reason for holding a Justice GA in Arizona has always been so that participants could learn how to take lessons home to confront anti-immigrant measures wherever they live. Sarahi Uribe At an education session Thursday titled “Confronting Arizonification in Our... Read more

Undocumented Arizonans Wary of SCOTUS Decision

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2012

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SB 1070 Ruling Refocuses Attention on Secure Communities and ICE

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2012

Monday’s Supreme Court decision that allowed a portion of SB 1070 (Section 2B) to stand included the measure empowering the state to require local law enforcement to check the immigration status of suspects who are detained. If an officer stops someone for a... Read more

UU Assembly Ends In Commitment

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 25, 2012

The Justice GA closed Sunday night with a rousing final worship. After five days of learning about immigration issues and after Saturday night’s massive candlelight vigil at the Tent City jail, GA participants gathered one last time before heading home... Read more

California's TRUST Act: Countering Arizona

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 21, 2012

California's TRUST Act: Countering Arizona

 New York Times Editorial: June 21, 2012. A bill moving through the California Legislature, aptly named the Trust Act, seeks to counter the damage done to community policing and public safety by the Obama administration’s Secure Communities program. The program conducts mandatory immigration... Read more

SB1070: Pushing the Gears of History Forward

Posted by Carlos Garcia / June 20, 2012

  The migrant rights movement in this country is about to enter a new phase and every person, no matter their position, will have to decide how they will relate to it. While many are waiting to see the decision of the... Read more

Community members rally against 287(g) - The Tennessean

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 18, 2012

More than 100 people marched up Seventh Avenue Thursday, their voices booming, as they chanted in English and Spanish, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” They walked from the Downtown Presbyterian Church to the Tennessee... Read more

Rally Takes 287(g) to TN Supreme Court

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 18, 2012

Tennessee Supreme Court Justices are deciding whether the Davidson County Sheriff's Office's contract with the federal government to enforce immigration law is legal. As Fox 17's Erika Kurre shows us, those fighting against it say they 287G contract is not only... Read more

Groups Seek TN Supreme Court Block Of 287(g) Program

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 18, 2012

Several groups have issued a challenge to the Tennessee Supreme Court, asking them to block the Davidson County Sheriff's Office ability to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Immigration Project of... Read more

Wage Theft: A Crime You Can Get Away With

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 14, 2012

By Tim Judson,  Workers' Rights Policy Specialist at Progressive States Network | Source: HuffingtonPost.com | Posted: 06/07/2012 5:19 pm Co-authored with Cristina Francisco-McGuire This week, we authored a report grading states on how well they protect a fundamental workplace right: getting paid... Read more

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CA Senate Committee Approves TRUST Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 12, 2012

Source: New America Media, News Report | Jun 12, 2012 SACRAMENTO -- The California State Senate's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved, by a vote of 5 to 2, the new version of the TRUST Act (AB 1081), introduced by Assemblymember... Read more

Day laborers can solicit work in Agoura Hills

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 7, 2012

City’s ban is ‘unconstitutional’ By Sylvie Belmond | Source: TheAcorn.com The City of Agoura Hills repealed its ordinance prohibiting day laborers from soliciting work in the public right of way on the heals of a federal ruling that struck down a similar... Read more

Two Workers Deaths attributed to Heat in California

Posted by Nadia Marin Molina / June 7, 2012

Cal/OSHA is actively investigating these two recent cases as suspected heat related deaths. One was a farmworker in Coalinga, and the other, an 18 year old construction worker for a small company in Friant. While the deaths have been attributed... Read more

Artist pays homage to L.A.'s unseen workers - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 5, 2012

Their faces are vague, the color of coffee beans, but before Ramiro Gomez heads out with pliers and wire to install them, he gives each one a name. There was Guillermina, named for his Aunt Guille, a housekeeper at a casino... Read more

Health Truth Revealed

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 1, 2012

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Students Press for Action on Immigration - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 31, 2012

Young illegal immigrants, saying President Obama has done little to diminish the threat of deportations they face despite repeated promises, have started a campaign to press him to use executive powers to allow them to remain legally in the country. The... Read more

Expansión de Comunidades Seguras genera preocupación - Univision

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 30, 2012

La súbita expansión del programa federal Comunidades Seguras a todos los condados de Colorado ha causado preocupación entre los dirigentes pro inmigrantes, porque la medida deja sin efecto leyes estatales que hasta ahora protegían a personas indocumentadas víctimas de ciertos... Read more

Expansión de Comunidades Seguras genera preocupación - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 30, 2012

La súbita expansión del programa federal Comunidades Seguras a todos los condados de Colorado ha causado preocupación entre los dirigentes pro inmigrantes, porque la medida deja sin efecto leyes estatales que hasta ahora protegían a personas indocumentadas víctimas de ciertos... Read more

Breaking Down The Border

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 30, 2012

With policies like 287g coming to Knox County the focus has been on illegal immigration. But what is it really like to live hidden in broad daylight among the 12 million undocumented people living in America? "I'm a Christian, I'm a Catholic,... Read more

Operation Cross Check And The Detention Of Martin Berrospe Yepez

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 30, 2012

Last March, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted Operation Cross Check, the largest sweep in history netting a whopping total of 3,168 people. The operative was meant to identify, detain and deport the most serious criminal aliens. But, much like... Read more

In California, Lawmakers Mount New Challenge to Secure Communities

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 30, 2012

Last year, lawmakers in California were poised to pass a bill—known as the TRUST Act—to let local jurisdictions opt out of Secure Communities, the federal program that routes fingerprints taken at local jails to federal immigration authorities. Before final passage,... Read more

Fingerprinting Of Immigrants Questioned In New Report, Raises Privacy Concerns

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 30, 2012

Police officers have drastically increased their use of fingerprinting technologies to track immigrants and non-criminals, according to a new report. Some immigrants rights groups are speaking out against the new technologies used for immigration enforcement, calling them a violation of... Read more

County adopts resolution ending ICE detainers for non-criminal immigrants | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 29, 2012

Immigrants in Milwaukee who are detained for non-violent offenses will no longer be subject to additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigations, following the passage of Resolution 12-224 by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. In a victory for the... Read more

Deportation is a Public Health issue

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 29, 2012

Lost in an increasingly heated debate about U.S. immigration reform is a growing problem of immigrant mental and emotional health, a public-health doctor says. Tragedies like the Thanksgiving weekend 2011 suicide of high school senior Joaquin Luna Jr., 18, of... Read more

For some, finding daily work is a full-time job

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 29, 2012

Ray Garrett makes sure he keeps a close eye on his fuel gauge. For now, his daily income depends on it. Garrett, 34, lost a steady job in April when, after problems at work, he left his employer. Now, in... Read more

LGBTQ Day of Action in Boston Against S-Comm Planned for June 14

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 29, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 12 – 3 PM, the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC), local and state organizations and agencies, and elected officials, as well as advocates and supporters will convene at the Massachusetts State House Grand Staircase for... Read more

VIDEO: Dozens rally against Secure Communities program in CO

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 29, 2012

With anger in their voices and powerful stories to share, dozens of people rallied at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Aurora Friday to protest Secure Communities – a controversial program that requires local police to share fingerprints with... Read more

e-verify 2.0: The New "IMAGE" Program

Posted by Nadia Marin Molina / May 24, 2012

A new federal program called IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) was just adopted by the city of Escondido in California. Through IMAGE, the employer agrees to use e-verify and also submit to regular audits of its employee... Read more

Expansión de Comunidades Seguras genera preocupación

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 24, 2012

La súbita expansión del programa federal Comunidades Seguras a todos los condados de Colorado ha causado preocupación entre los dirigentes proinmigrantes porque la medida deja sin efecto leyes estatales que hasta ahora protegían a personas indocumentadas víctimas de ciertos delitos.... Read more

VT Governor Seeking Options to Mitigate S-Comm's Harm

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 24, 2012

A federal information-sharing policy newly implemented in Vermont has put the state’s look-the-other-way, bias-free policing policy in jeopardy. The policy, Secure Communities, uses existing procedure and infrastructure to assist the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division in... Read more

Divisive Secure Communities measure rolls out in Vt. Tuesday

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 23, 2012

A top federal law enforcement official confirmed for New England Cable News Monday that the Vermont rollout of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's information-sharing program known as Secure Communities will happen Tuesday.  It is already operational in most of... Read more

S-Comm Sparks Protest in Vermont

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 23, 2012

A federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants who are arrested for crimes expanded to Vermont on Tuesday, touching off opposition from advocacy groups for immigrants. Those groups say the Secure Communities program was implemented by the federal government in... Read more

Amherst passes law in opposition to Secure Communities - WWLP.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 23, 2012

With a nearly unanimous vote at Monday’s town meeting, the Town of Amherst decided to opt out of the controversial Secure Communities Program. Secure Communities is a program designed by the Department of Homeland Security to crack down on illegal... Read more

‘TRUST Act 2.0′: Amended CA bill would only let cops hold convicted criminals for ICE | Multi-American

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 23, 2012

A year ago, a bill was moving through the California state legislature that aimed to make optional counties and cities’ participation in the controversial Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. At the time, California was one of several states in which some state... Read more

Vista, CA Father's Death in AZ Desert Shows Need for TRUST Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 22, 2012

A Vista man died along the U.S. border with Mexico last month trying to return to his family after being deported. The body of Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, 39, was found on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, his family and authorities... Read more

Immigrants Lobby for TRUST Act in Sacramento

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 22, 2012

A morning rally is planned before the various groups fan out to talk with legislators. The rally, which will take place at the capitol building will include greetings and speeches from Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-SF and Sen. Kevin De Leon,... Read more

From a Brooklyn Street Corner, a Women’s Cleaning Cooperative Grows

Posted by Workers Justice Project / May 21, 2012

From a Brooklyn Street Corner, a Women’s Cleaning Cooperative Grows   New York Times Article By NADIA SUSSMAN After years of waiting on a Brooklyn street corner trying to land jobs cleaning houses, Teresa Bucio decided there had to be a better... Read more

Obama’s broken immigration promise - Salon

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 18, 2012

The Obama administration claims that it is deporting record numbers of illegal immigrants while focusing on those with criminal records. But new data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows that the number of deportation orders has declined dramatically since last... Read more

Obama’s broken immigration promise - Salon

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 18, 2012

The Obama administration claims that it is deporting record numbers of illegal immigrants while focusing on those with criminal records. But new data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows that the number of deportation orders has declined dramatically since last... Read more

Manchester residents protest immigration program - WMUR

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 18, 2012

The so-called "Secure Communities" program is starting to be rolled out state-by-state. It went into effect in New Hampshire last week without much fanfare. Officials said the program starts when police take fingerprints. Those prints are routinely sent to the... Read more

Racial Profiling Bill And Secure Communities Intersect in CT

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 18, 2012

The recently adopted racial profiling legislation that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to sign may help the state assess the impact of the controversial federal “Secure Communities” immigration policy, according to the governor’s top criminal justice adviser. The bill... Read more

Groundbreaking Report Disputes ICE Claims about Jail Deportation Program

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 17, 2012

Groundbreaking Report Disputes ICE Claims about Jail Deportation Program

More than eight months since it passed, an ordinance that ended the Cook County Jail’s compliance with immigration detainers keeps causing sparks. The detainers are requests that the jail hold inmates up to two business days extra to help federal... Read more

Immigration central issue in Democratic primary for Travis sheriff

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 17, 2012

As he seeks a third term as Travis County sheriff, Greg Hamilton would prefer the race be about issues like putting more deputies on the streets and ways to improve mental health resources for people booked into the county jail.... Read more

Sheriff: Won't Jail Undocumented Non-Criminals - Watsonville, CA

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 17, 2012

Sheriff Phil Wowak told a group of Watsonville residents and leaders that enforcing deportation law was not the job of sheriff's deputies or police officers in Santa Cruz County during an emotionally-charged forum about Secure Communities Wednesday evening. The event—organized... Read more

Immigration measure OK'd by Amherst Select Board; heads to Town Meeting

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 17, 2012

The Select Board has thrown its support behind a resolution critical of a federal immigration enforcement program and the town's participation in it - and now Town Meeting will weigh in on the matter. Residents concerned about the Secure Communities... Read more

Feds Use Counter-Terrorism Laws to Fuel Deportation Machine

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 15, 2012

Jose Barahona says that he would have been killed had he refused to open his door when the armed guerillas occupying his town demanded he let them use his kitchen and sleep on his floor. He says that’s what happened... Read more

Secure Communities gear up is the mother of all flawed immigration policies

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 14, 2012

The announcement came just in time for Mother’s Day: Secure Communities, the arbitrary and despised Department of Homeland Security program that requires states to identify immigrants for deportation, is expected to be activated across New York State, including in New... Read more

Obama's Broken 2008 Immigration Promises Create Dilemma For Democrats

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 14, 2012

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of President Barack Obama's most vocal critics on immigration, was sitting at dinner with his family a couple of weeks ago when his youngest daughter began talking about the president's "terrible" deportation record. "If they... Read more

Obama's Broken 2008 Immigration Promises Create Dilemma For Democrats

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 14, 2012

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of President Barack Obama's most vocal critics on immigration, was sitting at dinner with his family a couple of weeks ago when his youngest daughter began talking about the president's "terrible" deportation record. "If they invite... Read more

ICE to Expand Secure Communities Program in Mass. and N.Y. - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 14, 2012

Obama administration officials have announced that a contentious fingerprinting program to identify illegal immigrants will be extended across Massachusetts and New York next week, expanding federal enforcement efforts despite opposition from the governors and immigrant groups in those states. In... Read more

Mayoral Candidates Oppose Fingerprinting Program - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 14, 2012

The expected Democratic candidates for mayor may have their differences, but they are unified in their opposition to New York City’s participation in Secure Communities, a controversial fingerprinting program meant to identify illegal immigrants. Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials... Read more

Joe Arpaio Faces Justice Department Lawsuit Over Allegations Of Civil Rights Violations

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 10, 2012

Joe Arpaio Faces Justice Department Lawsuit Over Allegations Of Civil Rights Violations

Federal authorities sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step after months of negotiations failed to yield an agreement to settle allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols. The U.S. Department of Justice officials said... Read more

Dear feds: What Took You So Long With Arpaio? EJ Montini

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 10, 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice filed its lawsuit against  Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio Thursday and the first and most obvious question is: What took you so long? If you’ve lived in Arizona for any amount of time you KNEW that Arpaio would... Read more

Mere Tinkering With a Bad Program, S-Comm - NYTimes

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 10, 2012

The Obama administration announced last month plans to repair Secure Communities, the program that compels state and local police to join its wide and expanding hunt for illegal immigrants. From now on, when illegal immigrants are stopped for traffic violations... Read more

SB 1070: Why Obama Is Partly to Blame for the Racist Bill

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2012

Listening to the oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Arizona's breathing-while-brown law, Senate Bill 1070, prompted a daydream. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Antonin Scalia are in a battered pickup truck with garden tools visible in the back. Set... Read more

S-Comm Tweaks Inadequate Response to Taskforce

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2012

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Disappointingly Little Changes After ICE Review of Secure Communities, Say Advocates

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 7, 2012

A tweak to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Secure Communities program, also known as S-Comm, would allow the agency to withhold placing undocumented immigrants stopped by local law enforcement for traffic violations into deportation proceedings until "conviction for the... Read more

The Right Ways to Floss to Save Your Teeth and Gums

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 6, 2012

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Una Familia Vive Presa Del Miedo Por 287-G En Atlanta

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 4, 2012

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Banned in the USA: Reflections on the Legacy of Arizona - NAM EthnoBlog

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 4, 2012

In crude, ironic fashion, Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070 reached its two-year anniversary on April 23, the same day Cesar Chavez passed away 19 years ago. April also marked the 65th anniversary of the Mendez vs. Westminster case, which emerged... Read more

Demandan resolver brutal asesinato de Anastasio Hernández - eldiariony.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 4, 2012

El Gobierno de EE.UU. mantendrá en pie el polémico programa federal 'Comunidades Seguras', con pequeñas modificaciones que, en su conjunto, no remediarán por completo la detención y deportación de indocumentados por infracciones de tránsito. En respuesta a las reformas que recomendó... Read more

Cientos de personas marchan en EE.UU. contra la Ley Arizona

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 4, 2012

Cientos de personas marcharon este jueves por las calles de la ciudad de Phoenix para protestar contra la ley de inmigración de Arizona SB1070 y denunciar que ha generado discriminación y racismo en este estado sureño. La manifestación, denominada "Marcha... Read more

JURIST - Forum: SB 1070 and the Impending Police State

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 4, 2012

Is it premature to call a place a "police state" where authorities are given authority to detain a person until their immigration status is verified, without regard to the length of the detention? Will a tipping point be reached if... Read more

Opponents to immigration policy share testimonies in Knoxville » Knoxville News Sentinel

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 4, 2012

Juana Villegas said she was three days' from giving birth when law enforcement in Middle Tennessee took her into custody to be deported. She was shackled until minutes before she gave birth in a hospital. Villegas was one of about... Read more

Day Laborers form Worker Cooperative

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 3, 2012

)“You see a contractor managing a job one day and you think ‘Why not me?’” said Carlos Diaz. The day laborer was one of several dozen people gathered at Don Juan’s restaurant in Mount Pleasant on a weekend evening in... Read more

Day Laborers form Worker Cooperative

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 3, 2012

)“You see a contractor managing a job one day and you think ‘Why not me?’” said Carlos Diaz. The day laborer was one of several dozen people gathered at Don Juan’s restaurant in Mount Pleasant on a weekend evening in... Read more

Secure Communities Immigration Program To Change With ICE Announcement; Critics Unimpressed

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 3, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday announced a policy change for its Secure Communities program, hoping to address concerns raised by advocacy groups and an agency task force. Those critics were unimpressed, saying the reform did little to respond to complaints... Read more

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

Not content to let the fight against the SB 1070 be handled by the federal government alone, immigrant rights activists turned out across the country yesterday on the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to demand... Read more

Arizona Latinos Take to the Street Protest Deportations and Racism

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Members of the Hispanic community of southern Arizona marched through the streets Tuesday to demand an end to the deportations and racism provoked by state laws like SB 1070. Hispanics “are the base and strength of the pyramid we live... Read more

ICE change to Secure Communities does little to thaw controversial program

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

The more things change the more they stay the same. At least, that’s the way it has been with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its despised Secure Communities deportation program. Despite a task force assembled last year and its recommendations to... Read more

New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

The U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement agency has taken much criticism for its "Secure Communities" initiative, where participating local police departments give immigration officials access to the fingerprints of people brought into its jails. In September, for instance, a Department of... Read more

ICE Announces Change To 'Secure Communities' Deportation Policy | KPBS.org

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

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Immigration eases up on minor traffic cases - AP

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Immigration officials say they will no longer immediately detain suspected illegal immigrants who are arrested only on minor traffic violations and have no criminal history. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez said Friday that immigration agents will now consider detaining... Read more

Fewer people stopped for traffic offenses to face deportation  | ajc.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

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Let's Talk About It!: Aftermath-The Immigration Show Part X: Arizona's SB1070, the SCOTUS, and...

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

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Let's Talk About It!: Aftermath-The Immigration Show Part X: Arizona's SB1070, the SCOTUS, and...

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

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Police ID those arrested during SB 1070 march

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Phoenix Police have released names and photos of the individuals arrested during the SB 1070 march Wednesday evening. They were booked into jail because they were blocking Central Ave during rush hour and refused to move. About 500 demonstrators marched from Civic... Read more

SB 1070 Protesters Block Central Ave

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Nine people have been arrested after a protest march stopped in front of a federal immigration building in Phoenix. About 500 demonstrators marched in the downtown area Wednesday afternoon against Arizona's controversial immigration law known as SB 1070. The protesters were kept... Read more

Rallies as Supreme Court Discusses Arizona Immigration Law - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Hundreds of chanting demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, denouncing an Arizona immigration law that was under debate inside, saying it would spread fear among Latinos in the state. Protesters from Latino communities in Arizona,... Read more

US top court may back Arizona immigration law - Al Jazeera English

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

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Hundreds march against Arizona immigration law | Reuters

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

A few hundred protesters, some toting placards reading "no to racial profiling," marched through downtown Phoenix on Wednesday to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to block Arizona's two-year-old crackdown on illegal immigrants. "My message to the Supreme Court is 'don't single... Read more

Hundreds march against Arizona immigration law | Reuters

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

A few hundred protesters, some toting placards reading "no to racial profiling," marched through downtown Phoenix on Wednesday to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to block Arizona's two-year-old crackdown on illegal immigrants. "My message to the Supreme Court is 'don't single... Read more

Hurt by Arizona immigration law, Hispanics organize: video

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Arizona landscaper Jose Acosta says he has been pulled over by police in the Mexico border state three or four times for tailgating or driving with a chipped windshield. But really, he believes, it is because of the color of... Read more

Texas, Others Watching Hearings on Immigration Law — Texas Tribune

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 2, 2012

Early reports coming from the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on Arizona’s immigration-enforcement law indicate that even the court’s more liberal justices appeared skeptical of the argument that the state of Arizona should not be allowed to question the immigration status... Read more

What Is Normal Blood Pressure? | Health Watch Center

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 26, 2012

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Phoenix SB1070 Protesters Block ICE Entrance

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 26, 2012

SB 1070 Protesters Block Central Ave, 9 Arrested: MyFoxPHOENIX.com PHOENIX - Nine people have been arrested after a protest march stopped in front of a federal immigration building in Phoenix. About 500 demonstrators marched in the downtown area Wednesday afternoon against Arizona's... Read more

SB1070 Sparks Phoenix Protests - AZ Republic

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 25, 2012

Anger and frustration borne out of Arizona's tough immigration law has galvanized Latinos young and old to register to vote, get politically engaged and have their voices heard. Much of the anger from two years ago, when Gov. Jan Brewer signed... Read more

Supreme Court to hear arguments over Ariz. immigration law – USATODAY.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 25, 2012

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 has become a flashpoint for the debate over how to enforce immigration in the U.S. and has served as a blueprint for five other states that adopted similar laws the following year. Dozens of protesters for and... Read more

La Corte Suprema decide el futuro de la Ley SB1070 de Arizona - CNN en Español – Ultimas Noticias de…

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos está a punto de decidir si Arizona puede implementar su controvertida ley migratoria ante las fuertes objeciones del gobierno de Barack Obama. El miércoles se presentarán los argumentos orales. Un fallo a favor de la... Read more

Why the decision on SB 1070 has already been made - The Hill's Congress Blog

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

As the Supreme Court sits down this week to hear oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, legal analysts will dissect the constitutionality of Arizona’s SB 1070 from every possible angle. They will wrestle with questions of preemption and which... Read more

Secure Communities and the federal deportation program | KALW

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

So the so-called Secure Communities program, which we prefer to call S-COM – because really it doesn’t make anyone any safer – is a federal deportation program. It’s tremendously controversial, and it is undermining public safety. It is putting victims... Read more

Jeff Biggers: At Supreme Court, Arizona Leaves Affected Voices at Home: Q A With Carlos Garcia, Puente Human Rights Advocate

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

While Gov. Jan Brewer unceremoniously dumped her disgraced SB 1070 partner Russell Pearce from Arizona's front seats at tomorrow's historic Supreme Court hearing on the state's controversial immigration law, the seminal voices of those most affected by Arizona's punitive measures... Read more

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Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

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Controversial Arizona Law Reaches Supreme Court : NPR

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up yet another incendiary election issue Wednesday when it hears arguments on a controversial Arizona law that targets illegal immigrants. As with last month's test of the Obama health care overhaul, the case pits the federal... Read more

Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Phoenix, Two Years Later

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

Two years ago, on July 29, 2010, I was arrested in Phoenix for nonviolent civil disobedience during large protests against SB1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law. As the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association and a man of faith, I knew it... Read more

SB 1070 Arguments Loom As Mexican Immigration to U.S. Slows To Standstill - Phoenix News - Valley Fever

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 24, 2012

Don't know if the Pew Hispanic Center intentionally released its fascinating, statistics-based report on the in-flux state of illegal immigration just prior to tomorrow's U.S. Supreme Court arguments on controversial Arizona SB 1070, but the timing has provided the respected... Read more

Poor Sleep in Aging Men Linked to Lower Testosterone | LiveScience

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 23, 2012

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Ariz. to defend its tough immigration law at Supreme Court – USATODAY.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 23, 2012

National legal experts predict the high court's ruling will be a landmark decision that determines whether states have the right to enforce federal immigration laws as they see fit. It is unusual for the Supreme Court to accept a case... Read more

How to beat depression – without drugs | Life and style | The Guardian

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 23, 2012

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Homes 'filled with toxins that make us sick' -- Health Wellness -- Sott.net

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 23, 2012

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Sheriff faces pressure to stop holding jailed immigrants for federal agents

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 23, 2012

In thousands of local jails and prisons across the country, federal agents use computer databases to look for possible undocumented immigrants, then file what's known as a detainer a document requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement before... Read more

Episcopal Bishop Sermon on 1070 and a Dream of Shalom

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 20, 2012

The descendants of Abraham are still living into the promise he received, that his offspring and his very name would bless the nations. Our immigration policy is not living up to that promise of blessing. While we have learned to... Read more

Top 5 Negative Impacts of Arizona’s ‘Papers Please’ Law

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 20, 2012

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The Arizona Immigration Law is a Constitutional Nightmare - Brad Bannon (usnews.com)

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 20, 2012

You thought the healthcare case created a storm. Well you haven't seen anything yet. Next week the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law. Any case that involves race creates political fireworks.... Read more

Arizona Immigrants Make Plans for Defense

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 19, 2012

Arizona Immigrants Make Plans for Defense

  By FERNANDA SANTOS PHOENIX — Miguel Guerra has a wife, three children and a house. He has a car, but no driver’s license. He has business cards, but no immigration papers. He got into the habit of keeping his cellphone close when he drives... Read more

Students Walk Out of Napolitano Speech

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 17, 2012

Students at the University of California Los Angeles walked out as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed the immigration controversy. Expanding on national security issues spanning from international threats to natural disasters, Napolitano said the government prioritizes issues of homeland... Read more

GUTIERREZ: FEDERAL IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS AND STATE LAWS INCENTIVIZE RACIAL PROFILING

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 17, 2012

Rep. Gutierrez focused particularly on the impact of enlisting state and local police in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law.  This situation has been exacerbated by the proliferation of "show me your papers" laws like the anti-immigrant measures adopted... Read more

Attrition is a Threat to Public Safety - AZ Republic

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 17, 2012

What part of "illegal" don't you understand? Those who ask this question profess a deep devotion to law and order. But "solutions" to illegal immigration that rely on self-deportation (Mitt Romney) and attrition through enforcement (Russell Pearce) represent a very... Read more

Undocumented and Undeportable - Citizen Orange

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 16, 2012

The Obama administration has criticized the GOP's "attrition through enforcement" immigration policy framework while adopting it in practice. Undocumented activists have reduced their reliance on politicians and the advocacy community by strategically creating a quasi-legal status for people who publicly... Read more

(In)-Secure Communities: The fox can't guard the hen house | Ella Baker Center

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

The Orwellian-named "Secure" Communities deportation program was rolled out under a cloud of deception so thick that last year, Rep. Zoe Lofgren of San Jose declared that immigration officialslied to her and local governments about the program.  Lofgren rightfully asked the... Read more

Op-Ed: End ICE's hold on law enforcement agencies

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

Perla Rodriguez had already become a U.S. citizen when she was pulled over for a traffic violation in Sacramento County. One of the first questions the officer asked her was, "Where were you born?" She was later arrested and –... Read more

Undocumented Workers Don't Drive Down Wages, Study Shows

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

Hear that? That's the sound of holes being poked in one of the most common arguments for pushing undocumented workers out of America. Undocumented workers have a "negligible impact" on the wages of documented workers that work at the same... Read more

Comunidades Inseguras, Ejemplo de Incompetencia - La Opinion

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

El programa comenzó a operar sin objetivos claros que hasta hoy sigue separando familias trabajadoras -al punto que tres estados, incluyendo Nueva York, han rehusado participar. El Inspector General de los Estados Unidos dio a conocer esta semana un informe... Read more

Can 'Caring Across Generations' Change the World? | The Nation

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

A new campaign calling itself Caring Across Generations has in mind nothing less than a 180-degree turn in the way that Americans think about themselves, one another, the economy and workers. This group aims to create 2 million quality jobs... Read more

Warren: Secure Communities needs fix before full implementation

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren says the federal Secure Communities law should be improved before it is fully implemented by the end of next year. Warren said today that the law as it currently stands does not focus on violent... Read more

LA Sheriff Sends More Inmates to ICE than to Prison

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

Crowding, violence and allegations of civil rights abuses are among the reasons the embattled Los Angeles County jail system is under federal investigation. But the county has also faced criticism in recent years in some circles for its federal-local partnerships... Read more

From Day Laborer to DJ

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

The voice of Luis González is heard Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Radio Centro Laboral, a Los Angeles-based online station over which this Guatemalan day laborer broadcasts a message of hope. Listening to him speak and hearing... Read more

Connecticut Day Laborers Often Cheated Out of Weekly Pay

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

At the break of dawn in communities around the nation, men in work clothes gather to find construction and landscaping work and similar hands-on employment at customary locations. Sometimes these day laborers work much longer hours, and for much less,... Read more

Connecticut Day Laborers Often Cheated Out of Weekly Pay

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

At the break of dawn in communities around the nation, men in work clothes gather to find construction and landscaping work and similar hands-on employment at customary locations. Sometimes these day laborers work much longer hours, and for much less,... Read more

Documentary Focuses on Arpaio and Arizona Immigration Law

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tough illegal immigration enforcement and the struggles of a young girl are the subjects of a new documentary. The film, "Two Americans" is making its debut this weekend. It profiles a little girl born in this... Read more

Immigration Groups Plan March Against SB1070

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2012

Immigration rights groups are planning to protest when Arizona's immigration enforcement law goes before the U.S. Supreme Court. Advocacy groups such as Somos America and the American Civil Liberties Union will announce plans Friday in downtown Phoenix for a march against... Read more

Basic Legal Principles Require Rejecting ICE Holds - Chicago Sun-Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 12, 2012

It’s a basic American legal principle: We don’t hold people in prison without a legal reason for doing so. We were impressed this week when Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle adhered to that position even on an issue that,... Read more

Arpaio is ‘next big step’ after Thomas disbarment

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 11, 2012

Failed corruption investigations launched by America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff have succeeded in getting one of the lawman’s top allies disbarred. And despite Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s efforts to distance himself from cases at the center of a legal ethics... Read more

Protestan en EU contra programa Comunidades Seguras de inmigración

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 11, 2012

Decenas de personas protestaron hoy en Maryland contra el programa Comunidades Seguras, que faculta a policías locales a cooperar con el Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) para la deportación de extranjeros con antecedentes penales. El activista comunitario de la organización... Read more

Los Angeles entregó 18 mil latinos a ICE en 2011 - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 11, 2012

Un estudio reveló que más de 18 mil inmigrantes de origen latino en cárceles del condado de Los Angeles fueron transferidos al servicio de inmigración. La entrega se produjo en cumplimiento a un acuerdo firmado con el gobierno federal para... Read more

Preckwinkle rejects ICE attempt to undermine Cook County protections - Chicago Tribune

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 11, 2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has thrown cold water on a proposal by a high-level federal official to end a months-long dispute over immigration enforcement at the county jail. In a letter sent Monday to U.S. Immigration and Customs... Read more

Sheriff in crossfire on immigration program - San Jose Mercury News

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 11, 2012

Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner Phil Wowak on Tuesday found himself caught between an encroaching federal immigration program and resistance from local Latinos who want the county's top law enforcement official to take a strong stand against it. Appearing before the county... Read more

Firm Owner Faces Five Years for Failure to Pay Workers

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 10, 2012

Danbury firm that failed to pay seven workers could cost company owner up to five years in prison. By Mark Langlois | Source: Danbury.Patch.com In one case of failing to pay workers, a Danbury businessman, Douglas Agnessanto, of Performance Cleaners, 1 Padanaram... Read more

Teaching Danbury's Day Laborers 'Self Defense'

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 10, 2012

Teaching Danbury's Day Laborers 'Self Defense'

An ESL class in Danbury mirrors a national trend to help day laborers get paid. By Mark Langlois | April 9, 2012 | Source: Danbury.Patch.com Jose Chillogalli was hired last year by a chimney sweep company at $15 per hour. The 32-year-old... Read more

“Secure Communities” or a National Albatross? - Ron Hampton

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

Shortly before the Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce another round of changes to its much-maligned “Secure Communities” deportation program, it’s worth asking: “Can this program really be fixed?” Since my original writing about Secure Communities two years... Read more

287(g) Leads to Mass Deportations In Georgia - AJC

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

Georgia law officers have been among the nation’s busiest when it comes to processing people for deportation through a program that gives local officials immigration enforcement powers, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of public records. Since fiscal year 2006,... Read more

Comunidades Seguras recibe evaluación sobre desempeño

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

Dos nuevos reportes emitidos recientemente, por la Oficina del Inspector General del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, identificaron problemas en la implementación y ejecución del polémico programa Comunidades Seguras. Este consiste en ingresar las huellas dactilares de personas detenidas en jurisdicciones... Read more

Divulga EU reportes sobre controvertido programa de inmigracion

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

La Oficina del Inspector General del Departamento de Seguridad Interna de Estados Unidos divulgó hoy dos reportes sobre un controvertido programa de inmigración que busca deportar a extranjeros con antecedentes penales. De acuerdo con Notimex, en el primer reporte se... Read more

Homeland Security inspectors release a pair of reports on Secure Communities | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

The federal immigration enforcement program supported by Sheriff Lee Baca and used in county jails has faced growing local opposition in the past two years. Now Secure Communities is facing scrutiny from the feds themselves. Two recent internal reports question whether... Read more

Homeland Security's 'Secure Communities' Didn't Intentionally Deceive, Report Says

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began an immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities, designed to find undocumented immigrants who had been arrested by local police. Homeland Security explained how jurisdictions could remove themselves from the initiative, at... Read more

Reports describe confusion over immigration program - Los Angeles Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

A report by the acting inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, Charles K. Edwards, said initial "confusion" inside ICE about whether local approval was needed to join the federal effort resulted in a "lack of clarity" in explaining... Read more

Alarming Statistics Brings ICE Federal Program Under Fire

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

A program to get rid of the most dangerous criminals here illegally is under fire again. On Saturday, some of the biggest civil right activists will be right here on the central coast hoping to do something about it. A federal program... Read more

Immigration Reports Mask a Monster’s Malice

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

On Friday the Department for Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General released two reports addressing how the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement communicated the intent and requirements for participation in the wrongly-named “Secure Communities” (S-Comm) program to states... Read more

Report: ‘ICE did not clearly communicate…the intent of Secure Communities’ | Multi-American

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

Immigration officials may not have intentionally misled lawmakers or the public about the controversial Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, but their communication strategy was a mess, according to an investigation by Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. The OIG investigation was requested... Read more

ICE caused confusion about Secure Communities, says DHS OIG - FierceHomelandSecurity

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

Homeland Security Department officials stoked confusion among state and local jurisdictions over whether participation in a program to match arrestee fingerprint data against a federal immigration database was voluntary, a DHS office of inspector general report says. As a result, the... Read more

Inspector General Report, Proof S-Comm Should be Ended - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

Senior Obama administration officials created major confusion for state and local authorities by providing inconsistent information about a high-profile federal program to identify illegal immigrants who committed crimes, according to a stinging report published Friday by the inspector general of... Read more

Reports describe confusion over immigration program - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2012

A report by the acting inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, Charles K. Edwards, said initial "confusion" inside ICE about whether local approval was needed to join the federal effort resulted in a "lack of clarity" in explaining... Read more

DHS Releases Two Reports on Secure Communities - NAM

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 6, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector-General today released two reports regarding the Secure Communities federal immigration enforcement program. Under Secure Communities, police share the fingerprints of all arrestees with federal immigration authorities. Implemented in 2008, the program... Read more

Protest set for court arguments on SB 1070

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 6, 2012

Immigrant rights advocates plan to hold a protest in downtown Phoenix on the day that the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments over Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law. Organizers of the April 25 rally say they will protest the state's immigration... Read more

Amnesty International: US Immigration Policy Violates Human Rights

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 5, 2012

Amnesty International's new report, "In Hostile Terrain: Human rights violations in immigration enforcement in the U.S. Southwest," examines the human rights violations associated with immigration enforcement at the border and in the interior of the United States. The report finds... Read more

Day laborer supporters rally in Pomona

Posted by Pomona Economic Opportunity Center / April 5, 2012

Day laborer supporters rally in Pomona

Source: Monica Rodriguez, Inland Valley Daily BulletinInland Valley Daily Bulletin | 4/03/12 POMONA -- A group of day laborers urged Pomona City Council members on Monday night to continue providing funding for the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center. The center, also known as... Read more

1070 CopyCat Fails in Mississippi - LA Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 4, 2012

Mississippi's controversial illegal immigration crackdown bill died in a state Senate committee Tuesday, bucking a trend in Deep South states for more-stringent enforcement efforts. Reportedly still afoot, however, are other legislative maneuvers to get the core elements of the bill... Read more

L.A. County’s Sheriff Lee Baca, an undocumented immigrant’s son

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 4, 2012

KPCC’s Frank Stoltze has profiled Los Angeles County’s top lawman Sheriff Lee Baca, an unorthodox cop who has come under fire not only for allegations of violence inside the county jail system, but for his seemingly contradictory positions regarding immigrants.... Read more

They Want to Work

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 4, 2012

It has been more than six months since the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Redondo Beach, Calif., violated the Constitution with an ordinance making it illegal for day laborers to solicit work from the... Read more

Sheriff Hall's Annual 287(g) Snow Job - Nashville Scene

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 4, 2012

It's budgetary hearing season in Metro government, and that means media outlets are reporting on various cuts and belt-tightenings faced by city departments. FOX 17's intrepid reporter, Sky Arnold, dusted off an old story about the Davidson County Sheriff Office's controversial... Read more

ICE Activates S-Comm in WA Despite State Opposition - Seattle Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 4, 2012

Silently and without fanfare, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has activated in every county in Washington a controversial program that will allow the fingerprints of everyone booked into local jails to be checked against a national immigration database. Secure... Read more

Day laborer supporters rally in Pomona - ContraCostaTimes

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 4, 2012

A group of day laborers urged Pomona City Council members on Monday night to continue providing funding for the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center. The center, also known as the Pomona Day Labor Center, has been open for about 15 years with... Read more

S-Comm Under Fire in New Bedford - South Coast Today

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 2, 2012

Under the Secure Communities program, fingerprints taken by local police are automatically sent to federal immigration authorities. If there is a match, police are authorized to hold the suspect for an extra 48 hours, not including weekends. The program is... Read more

“A Better Life”

Posted by Day Worker Center of Mountain View / April 1, 2012

“A Better Life”

I watched the film, “A Better Life,” recently at the Mountain View Day Workers’ Center.  The star of the movie, Damien Bichir, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.”  His acting beautifully conveyed the wide variety of emotions he felt as he experienced ongoing rejection and... Read more

Screening of “A Better Life” and a Panel Discussion With the Director - Long Island Wins

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, together with the Ford Foundation, will host a special screening of the acclaimed film A Better Life, starring Academy Award-nominated actor Demián Bichir as a day laborer striving to provide better opportunities for his... Read more

Guatemala Day Laborer’s Dream of Being Announcer Comes True - Latin American Herald Tribune

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES – The voice of Luis Gonzalez is heard Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Radio Centro Laboral, a Los Angeles-based online station over which this Guatemalan day laborer broadcasts a message of hope. Listening to him... Read more

Working day by day, casual laborers struggle in down economy - NNBW.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

Blustery winds and dark clouds on a recent weekday morning combined with a down economy meant there would be no work for the dozen men and two women in the waiting area of the Nevada State Day Labor Office. Meanwhile, business... Read more

S-Comm system: End it, not mend it - The Asheville Citizen-Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

Any day now the Department of Homeland Security will announce a second round of “reforms” to the disgraced S-Comm, or “Secure Communities,” program. The harsh reality is that S-Comm is too broken to be fixed. Opponents have long charged that the... Read more

Panel opposes Secure Communities - Yale Daily News

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

Community activists convened in Sudler Hall Wednesday night to oppose Secure Communities, the federal government’s new program intended to deport criminals living in the country illegally. The panel was jointly hosted by the Yale College Democrats, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán... Read more

MALDEF and NDLON Demand CA Cities Repeal Unconstitutional Day Laborer Laws

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

MALDEF announced yesterday that it has sent - on behalf of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) - the first wave of demand letters to a dozen municipalities across California threatening legal action if they fail to repeal laws... Read more

Day Laborers Discuss Wage Theft at Human Rights Conf.

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

Wage theft, minority marginalization and access to government were a few of the many issues activists grappled with at Sunday’s Celebrate Human Rights! Conference. For the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the event was a time to look... Read more

Travis County Sheriff's Race Focuses on S-Comm - The Austin Chronicle

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2012

On its face, the S-Comm program appears to be functioning as designed – creating a way to identify and remove criminal immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But it has not been without controversy both nationally and locally, particularly after... Read more

Napolitano defiende la expansión de control migratorio - YouTube

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 14, 2012

La secretaria de Seguridad Interna de EE.UU., Janet Napolitano, defendió la solicitud presupuestal para completar la ampliación del controvertido programa Comunidades Seguras, como parte de una aplicación de las leyes de inmigración. - teleSUR 03.12.2012 Read more

Piden al FBI no enviar huellas digitales a ICE

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 14, 2012

La Red Nacional de Jornaleros y más de 80 otras organizaciones civiles y defensoras de los derechos del inmigrante, envió una carta al FBI demandándoles que finalice su colaboración con ICE en el programa de deportaciones Comunidades Seguras (S-Comm). La carta... Read more

Sant Cruz Worker Center Addresses Neighbors Concerns - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 14, 2012

A proposed day worker center has triggered some neighborhood concerns about added congestion, unfamiliar faces in the area and the safety of school children who walk to Green Acres Elementary School and Shoreline Middle School. Others who support the center, which... Read more

Appeals court blocks two more parts of Alabama immigration law - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 12, 2012

A federal appeals court Thursday blocked two more sections of Alabama's tough new law targeting illegal immigration pending the outcome of lawsuits that seek to overturn the law entirely. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order temporarily halting... Read more

DHS to Expand Controversial Secure Communities Program

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 12, 2012

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the budgetary request to complete the enlargement of the controversial Secure Communities program as part of "smart and effective enforcement of U.S. immigration laws." She outlined Department of Homeland Security priorities for the 2013 fiscal... Read more

Immigration rights groups urge FBI advisory board to end Secure Communities

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 12, 2012

In light of Justice Department investigations of civil rights violations at some local police departments in the last few months, a coalition of immigration rights groups has asked an FBI policy advisory board to eliminate the controversial Secure Communities biometric... Read more

When States Put Out the Unwelcome Mat - NYTimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 12, 2012

There is one area, besides copper mining and home foreclosures, where Arizona is a national leader. It’s at the front of a movement by states and local governments to seize control of immigration from the federal government. In 2010 it... Read more

Immigration Official: 'Draconian' To Suspend Program Over Racial Profiling Investigation

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 9, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said Thursday that the agency has no plans to suspend a controversial program that gives police authority to detect undocumented immigrants, even in jurisdictions under investigation for racial profiling. "From our perspective that is... Read more

Day Laborer Groups Barely Pause to Celebrate Good News From Court

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 8, 2012

In a victory for day laborers last month, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a California city that had tried to prohibit laborers from soliciting work on sidewalks or parking lots, but was blocked by an appeals... Read more

Arpaio Settles into Political Mental Ward - National Review

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 8, 2012

Republicans who have chosen to associate with the birthers have done their party and their country a disservice. And as Sheriff Arpaio settles comfortably into that political mental ward, the same must be said of those Republicans who choose to... Read more

Jornalero de Hempstead es reconocido a nivel nacional

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 8, 2012

En octubre del año pasado, Saúl Linares, un jornalero salvadoreño miembro de la organización Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL), localizada en Hempstead, fue elegido como el representante de los jornaleros de la costa oeste (Nueva York, New Jersey y Conneticut)... Read more

Jornalero de Hempstead es reconocido a nivel nacional

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 8, 2012

En octubre del año pasado, Saúl Linares, un jornalero salvadoreño miembro de la organización Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL), localizada en Hempstead, fue elegido como el representante de los jornaleros de la costa oeste (Nueva York, New Jersey y Conneticut)... Read more

Jornalero de Hempstead es reconocido a nivel nacional

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 8, 2012

En octubre del año pasado, Saúl Linares, un jornalero salvadoreño miembro de la organización Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL), localizada en Hempstead, fue elegido como el representante de los jornaleros de la costa oeste (Nueva York, New Jersey y Conneticut)... Read more

Jornalero de Hempstead es reconocido a nivel nacional

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 8, 2012

En octubre del año pasado, Saúl Linares, un jornalero salvadoreño miembro de la organización Centro de Derechos Laborales (CDL), localizada en Hempstead, fue elegido como el representante de los jornaleros de la costa oeste (Nueva York, New Jersey y Conneticut)... Read more

Propuesta Pro-Inmigrante, Trust Act, en Massachusetts - Univision

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 8, 2012

Organizacion empieza a preparar propuesta de ley en pro de los derechos de inmigrantes con miras a que esta llegue a Beacon Hill.Tras introducirse formalmente el proyecto de ley anti-inmigrane sb 2061 en la casa estatal la semana pasada, organizaciones... Read more

Aldermen Vote To Ask Guv To Ice ICE - New Haven Independent

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 7, 2012

Two weeks after the mayor pushed back on a new federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement program to crack down on illegal immigration, New Haven’s Board of Aldermen has officially joined the resistance. In a unanimous vote Monday night, the aldermen called... Read more

Striking Down a Bad Law, Piece by Piece - NY Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 7, 2012

Arizona’s extremist immigration law has gone another round in federal court — and lost again. The judge who rejected several of its provisions in 2010 temporarily blocked another section last week, the one making it a crime for day laborers... Read more

Catholic Church: Secure Communities program is flawed

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 7, 2012

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Catholic Church: Secure Communities program is flawed

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 7, 2012

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Bishop criticizes Secure Communities program - Catholic Culture

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 7, 2012

Criticizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program, Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore said that an illegal immigrant should “not be detained until he/she has been convicted of a crime that poses a threat to public safety of... Read more

Secure Communities: The Real Cost of Failed Immigration Policy

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 6, 2012

In his 2013 proposed budget, President Obama outlined the administration's plan to cut $17 million from the failed and expensive 16-year-old 287 (g) program to expand the equally failed and expensive four year-old Secure Communities program. Both programs were created... Read more

Santa Cruz County planners give blessing to Live Oak day worker center

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 6, 2012

A long-planned day worker center is set to go into a Live Oak neighborhood after its permit was approved Friday by county planners. The development comes after years of work by supporters of the plan, who hope to create a... Read more

Santa Cruz day laborer house green-lighted - KSBW

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 6, 2012

A house in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz got a green light from the county zoning commission Friday to be converted into a center for day laborers.  The one-story house at 2261 Seventh Ave. is slated to become a... Read more

Baltimore Mayor Signs Order to Prevent Police from Asking About Immigration Status

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 5, 2012

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has signed executive order prohibiting police officers from asking people they come in contact with about their immigration status. “Police are working to make our city safe. We are not working as immigration agents,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake... Read more

Day Laborers See “A Better Life” at Their National Assembly

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 5, 2012

When director Michael Weitz showed up recently at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, he couldn’t have picked a better audience for his new film, “A Better Life”. In attendance were more than 200 members of the National Day... Read more

Obama administration eying Georgia's immigration law  - ajc.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

The Justice Department is reviewing Georgia’s tough new immigration law and is discussing it with businessmen and law enforcement officials here, but it has not decided to sue to block the statute like it has in four other states, U.S.... Read more

Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks - Baltimore Sun

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Julio Cesar Ayala knew he was taking a risk when he decided to overstay his tourist visa four years ago, but he never expected to be threatened with deportation for climbing behind the wheel of the family's silver minivan. The... Read more

Federal court blocks Ariz. laws criminalizing day laborers - Examiner

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Federal judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday that the state of Arizona can no longer enforce a key provision of immigration law SB 1070 that is aimed at day laborers. After the passage of 1070, it became illegal in the state... Read more

Victoria para los jornaleros en Arizona - La Opinión

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Mientras la Corte Suprema delibera su destino final, tribunales menores continúan desintegrando la polémica ley SB 1070. Ayer, la jueza de la Corte de Distrito en Arizona, Susan Bolton, bloqueó una parte de la legislación que prohíbe a las personas buscar... Read more

Celebran la decisión del tribunal - La Opinión

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

José Angel Vargas, jornalero que forma parte de una demanda de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros y Jornaleras, celebró ayer la decisión de la jueza federal Susan Bolton de frenar parte de la SB 1070 que prohibía buscar empleo en... Read more

No Decision in HB87/HB56 Court of Appeals Case - CBS

Posted by B. Loewe / March 1, 2012

  ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -Attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups protested at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Thursday. The groups brought lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a... Read more

The Modern Immigrant Rights Movement – CIP Americas

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment of a three-part series on migrant rights by journalist and immigration activist David Bacon. This article is taken from the report “Displaced, Unequal and Criminalized – Fighting for the Rights of... Read more

APPEALS TO BLOCK ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAWS IN GEORGIA AND ALABAMA

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

“Alabama and Georgia are home to burgeoning Asian American communities and we are deeply concerned that HB 56 and HB 87 will only cause more fear and isolation among these communities,” said Marita Etcubañez, director of programs at the Asian... Read more

Denuncian estado de terror por programa Comunidades seguras en EE.UU

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Varios grupos de activistas denunciaron hoy el "estado de terror" que generan programas como el de Comunidades Seguras y los continuos "errores" en las políticas antiinmigratorias de Estados Unidos. "Comunidades Seguras ha fallado de manera constante, genera un creciente miedo... Read more

Falta de reforma migratoria pesa en la campaña de Obama - Univision

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

El incumplimiento de la promesa hecha en 2008 de empujar una reforma migratoria en el primer año de su mandato y los sucesivos récords de deportaciones en los años fiscales 2009, 2010 y 2011 le están cobrando factura al Presidente... Read more

Court to rule later on Georgia, Alabama's anti-illegal immigration laws

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Judge Charles Wilson of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals made the announcement at the start of a three-hour-long hearing on parts of Georgia and Alabama’s laws. Wilson said his panel agreed to wait until the higher court rules because some... Read more

GLAHR Calls for End to 287(g) at Georgia HB87 Court of Appeals Hearing

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Remarks of Adelina Nicholls, Director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights at HB87/HB56 Court of Appeals 11th District press conference: Today in this courtroom, humble people, undocumented immigrants stood to defend the constitution against the hateful laws of the... Read more

Consideran activistas insuficiente plan migratorio de Washington

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Activistas pro inmigrantes consideraron hoy insuficiente un anuncio de Washington, de que cancelará parte de un programa migratoria, al señalar que persiste la deportación de indocumentados bajo el plan Comunidades Seguras. “El Departamento de Seguridad Interna (DHS) sólo pretende eliminar la... Read more

Comunidades Seguras generan ‘terror’ - IMPRE

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Programas como Comunidades Seguras tienen "errores fundamentales", son aplicados con "desproporción" y "dañan la credibilidad" de las agencias federales de seguridad de EE.UU. ante los inmigrantes, criticaron diversos grupos activistas. El programa Comunidades Seguras y otros como el 287g, que persiguen... Read more

Arizona isn't a 'model' for U.S. immigration policy - KansasCity Star

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

In the Feb. 22 Republican debate in Arizona, where Romney and his main rival Rick Santorum were competing for the state’s anti-illegal immigration vote, Romney praised Arizona’s E-Verify system to check employees’ immigration status and said, “I think we see... Read more

Challenges to AL and GA immigration laws in court - CBS News

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

When a federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in the legal challenges against tough new laws targeting illegal immigration in Alabama and Georgia, people outside of those two states will be paying attention. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is... Read more

Alabama, Georgia Fight to Save Immigration Laws in U.S. Appeals Court - Bloomberg

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

Alabama and Georgia will try to salvage their laws targeting illegal immigrants in arguments before a federal court that already said there’s a “substantial likelihood” some parts will be thrown out. A three-judge panel set to hear cases today in Atlanta... Read more

Protesters: 287(g) Policy Erodes Trust - KUHF

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2012

"We feel that there's enough evidence to show that these programs damage communities and so, we wanted to put those concerns before the sheriff, and ask him to desist from this effort to give credibility to the 287g program."          She claims... Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Anti-Day Laborer Portions of SB 1070

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday... Read more

New round of immigration battles set in the South - LA Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

The Deep South, already the nation's hottest illegal immigration battleground, will see more action in the coming days, with Mississippi considering an Alabama-style immigration crackdown bill and a federal appeals court set to consider Thursday whether the Alabama law, and... Read more

Activists: Both 287g and Secure Communities must go - Univision

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

A move by the Obama administration to phase out some federal agreements that give local police authority to take part in immigration enforcement doesn’t go far enough, a diverse group of advocates and law enforcement experts said in a conference... Read more

Arizona Immigration Law: Day Labor Rules Blocked By Judge

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled... Read more

Se anuncian protestas en audiencia de impugnaciones sobre Ley Alabama

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

Teodro Maus, presidente del Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), explica mediante un comunicado de prensa que "la crisis de los derechos civiles en Georgia comenzó antes de que la HB87 fuera propuesta. El miedo que implica esta ley... Read more

Georgia, Alabama illegal immigration laws headed to appeals court Thursday  | ajc.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

The legal battle over how far states can go in combating illegal immigration will resume Thursday when a federal appeals court in Atlanta hears arguments over Georgia's and Alabama’s enforcement laws. Officials from both those states say they needed to... Read more

Jornaleros no podrán ser sacados de áreas públicas

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

Defensores de los derechos de los jornaleros, celebraron la  decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de avalar el derecho de los jornaleros a reunirse en las aceras y esquinas públicas para buscar trabajo. Según Sarahi Uribe, coordinadora nacional de la... Read more

Anti-Day Laborer Provision in Arizona’s SB 1070 Blocked - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

Just a week after the Supreme Court handed a major victory to day laborers, other courts are heeding the high court’s guidance, and blocking anti-day laborer provisions from being enforced. Today, a federal court enjoined provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 which... Read more

Judge blocks Arizona immigration law's day labor rules

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

The section of the controversial law Bolton blocked on Wednesday sought to target people who employ migrant workers in the country illegally, many of whom gather in store parking lots and on curbsides in Phoenix to tout for work. The... Read more

Month-long campaign spreads justice and love - UUWorld

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

During the past two years, when the Standing on the Side of Love campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association invited congregations and individuals to turn Valentine’s Day into a day for social action, they didn’t hesitate. They staged scores of... Read more

Month-long campaign spreads justice and love - UUWorld

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

During the past two years, when the Standing on the Side of Love campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association invited congregations and individuals to turn Valentine’s Day into a day for social action, they didn’t hesitate. They staged scores of... Read more

Activists bolster political causes with ‘A Better Life’ - The Washington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

And never mind that attendees at similar watch parties set up by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network could not celebrate a best actor win for Demian Bichir’s portrayal of an undocumented worker from Mexico in “A Better Life.” “He... Read more

Judge blocks day labor rules in AZ immigration law - AP

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday... Read more

ICE director seeks compromise on Cook County immigration ordinance

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

Working behind the scenes, the head of the country's immigration enforcement agency has offered to pay the costs of holding suspected illegal immigrants who are arrested for other crimes in Cook County, part of an effort to get county officials... Read more

Pablo Alvarado en Enfoque - Telemundo

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 29, 2012

Victoria para jornaleros Pablo Alvarado, Director de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros sobre la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia que legaliza que el trabajador se pueda parar en una acera para solicitar trabajo en cualquier parte de EEUU.... Read more

La lucha de los jornaleros continúa para contrarrestar las deportaciones

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 28, 2012

Si bien la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia que concedió el pleno derecho de los jornaleros a buscar trabajo en las calles, fue una enorme victoria celebrada con gran alegría en la VI Asamblea Nacional de la Red... Read more

Bichir dice que seguirá abogando por la reforma migratoria

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 28, 2012

Demian Bichir y el director de la película "A Better Life", Chris Weitz, dijeron el domingo que seguirán abogando por una reforma migratoria en Estados Unidos. El superastro de Hollywood George Clooney también se mostró en favor de los 11... Read more

Women At the Fore in Day Laborer Movement

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 28, 2012

When I first went to a day laborer corner to offer training about wage theft, some people looked at me like I was out of place. After all, I was the only woman in a crowd of a hundred day... Read more

Oscar nod honors the undocumented - CNN

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 26, 2012

Yet, I think there is something to be congratulated in this case. While I believe the Academy gave Demián a tap on the shoulder for all the right reasons -- mainly the strength of his performance -- there is an... Read more

Glendale to review ordinance after Supreme Court rejects day laborer restrictions

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

Glendale officials plan to revisit a city ordinance limiting sidewalk solicitations after the U.S. Supreme Court this week rejected Redondo Beach's bid to revive regulations on where day laborers can solicit work from passing drivers. In 2010, Glendale officials postponed... Read more

Lo premian... los jardineros

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

Adelantándose a la decisión de los miembros de la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, jardineros mexicanos que laboran en esta ciudad “otorgaron” el Oscar a su compatriota, Demián Bichir, porque consideran que los representó bien y dignificó su labor... Read more

Los jornaleros se inspiran en su propia historia

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

Salvador Orozco parecía que estaba viendo su propia historia en la pantalla grande,  cuando la Red Nacional de Jornaleros (NDLON) presentó la película A Better Life en el hotel Sheraton de Los Ángeles, lugar donde celebraban su sexta asamblea nacional.... Read more

Victoria para los jornaleros

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

Con nueve votos a favor y dos en contra la Corte Suprema de Justicia desestimó una demanda que buscaba restaurar una ordenanza en Redondo Beach, California, que prohibía a los jornaleros solicitar trabajo en las calles. De esta manera el... Read more

Jornaleros saborean su victoria - AOL Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

Los más de 200 trabajadores de 14 estados del país que participaron en la Sexta Convención Anual de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros (NDLON) concluyeron sus actividades en esta ciudad, donde celebraron la trascendental decisión de la Suprema Corte de... Read more

Los Angeles: Jornaleros en contra de Comunidades Seguras

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

Así como la Agencia de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) planea descontinuar el programa 287(g) de cooperación con departamentos de policía locales en Estados Unidos, de la misma forma centenares de miembros de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros (NDLON) reclamaron el... Read more

AFL-CIO leader champions day laborers’ quest for humane immigration reform

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

In a fiery speech on Tuesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the national labor federation and its affiliates stand "shoulder to shoulder" with immigrant workers. "There is power in our union, power big enough to transform this country," Trumka declared. "You... Read more

The real ‘A Better Life’: A day laborer’s take on the Oscar-nominated film

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 25, 2012

“A Better Life” has earned stellar reviews from critics and a Best Actor nomination for Bichir. But what do the people that he portrays onscreen think of it? This week, at a national conference of day laborers in Los Angeles, the... Read more

VI Asamblea Nacional de Jornaleros, Pablo Alvarado Director de NDLON Frente a Frente con José A. Ronstadt.

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 23, 2012

VI Asamblea Nacional de Jornaleros, Pablo Alvarado Director de NDLON Frente a Frente con José A. Ronstadt. 02.21.2012 Read more

Day laborers win Supreme Court free-speech case

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 23, 2012

Day laborers in Western states including California scored a legal victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower-court ruling declaring that cities violate free speech when they make it a crime to seek work from passing drivers.... Read more

Hacen reclamo a Sheriff Baca

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 23, 2012

Al Sheriff Lee Baca le sigue pesando estar a favor del programa federal Comunidades Seguras (S-Comm) y de compartir la información de los detenidos por sus agentes con la Oficina de Migración. Duras críticas, presión legislativa y órdenes judiciales han... Read more

Day Laborers Continue Fight Against SCOMM In California

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 23, 2012

Hundreds marched in downtown Los Angeles, chanting and singing in protest against Secure Communities, a federal program that demonstrators say allows law enforcement agencies to unfairly deport undocumented immigrants whether or not they have criminal charges against them. The rally... Read more

Jupiter resource center sets up free safety workshops for laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 23, 2012

Many workers are so eager for a job they do not think about safety. They will climb on roofs, go up ladders and work with chain saws without proper instructions, said Joceyln Skolnik, executive director of El Sol Neighborhood Resource... Read more

Jupiter resource center sets up free safety workshops for laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 23, 2012

Many workers are so eager for a job they do not think about safety. They will climb on roofs, go up ladders and work with chain saws without proper instructions, said Joceyln Skolnik, executive director of El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center. Skolnik... Read more

DHS suspends expansion of Secure Communities in Alabama

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

Due to ongoing federal litigation against Alabama’s controversial tough new immigration laws, DHS has halted the expansion of the Secure Communities immigration program in the state. Speaking before the House Homeland Security Committee last week about DHS’ latest budget request, Secretary Janet... Read more

Inician conferencia nacional de jornaleros en en los ÁNGELES -

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

La participación de los jornaleros en el combate de las leyes antinmigrantes SB 1070 y HB 56, de Arizona y Alabama respectivamente, fue el tema principal de la conferencia nacional de jornaleros que reunió en Los Ángeles, California, a cientos... Read more

Jornaleros de todo el país se reúnen en L.A. - Hoy

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

Más de 200 jornaleros de al menos 18 estados del país están reunidos en Los Ángeles esta semana para compartir sus logros y desafíos, aprender de sus derechos y desarrollar alianzas que los lleven a trabajar en conjunto para su... Read more

CORTE SUPREMA: Victoria para los jornaleros

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

Como una victoria de los jornaleros fue calificada martes la decisión de la Corte Suprema de negar una petición de la ciudad de Redondo Beach de revisar una decisión que declaró inconstitucional una ordenanza que prohibía solicitar trabajo en las... Read more

Ganan batalla los jornaleros para regresar a la calle

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

Una larga batalla legal llegó ayer a su fin cuando la Suprema Corte de Justicia de Estados Unidos rechazó una apelación en una demanda que prohibía a los jornaleros a reunirse en las aceras de las calles para buscar trabajo. Los... Read more

Convención Jornaleros: Fustigan leyes en contra de inmigrantes

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

Richard Trumka, presidente de la poderosa Federación Americana del Trabajo y Congreso de Organizaciones Industriales (AFL-CIO) fustigó las "leyes atroces e inhumanas que fueron aprobadas en Arizona, Georgia y Alabama" en contra de los inmigrantes y aseguró que su organización... Read more

Corte Suprema avala derecho de buscar empleo en las calles

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

El más alto juzgado federal decidió no revisar la apelación del municipio de Redondo Beach, en California, presentada en diciembre en respuesta al fallo de la Novena Corte Federal de Circuito. El municipio pedía prohibir que personas buscaran trabajo en las... Read more

Victoria para jornaleros - Telemundo

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

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Victoria para jornaleros - Telemundo

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

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Victoria para jornaleros - Telemundo

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

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Laborers Claim Victory After Supreme Court Denies Redondo Beach Appeal

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

Day laborers are claiming victory after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the city's request to reconsider a circuit court ruling that struck down its solicitation ordinance. The law, which was overturned, made it illegal for day laborers to... Read more

Recognizing work - LA Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

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Ammiano Remarks to Los Angeles Rally Against S-Comm

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

This bill reforms the impact of S-Comm in California. S-Comm has been devastating to immigrant communities. It also has not made anyone safer. Instead, S-Comm destroys TRUST between immigrant communities and local police, and unfairly burdens local governments. The TRUST... Read more

Jornaleros ganan batalla para regresar a la calle - Univision

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 22, 2012

Una larga batalla legal llegó el martes a su fin cuando la Suprema Corte de Justicia de Estados Unidos rechazó una apelación en una demanda que prohibía a los jornaleros a reunirse en las aceras de las calles para buscar... Read more

Day Laborers View 'A Better Life' with Director Chris Weitz - Univision

Posted by B. Loewe / February 21, 2012

A pocos días de saber si Demián Bichir se llevará un Oscar por su papel en la cinta, estos jornaleros vieron la película con el director Chris Weitz. Read more

Union forges a new alliance with carwash workers, day laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

Day laborers, taxi drivers and freelance workers are among the groups that have formed nontraditional alliances. Although they can't legally bargain on behalf of workers, they can advocate for the same benefits that unions would. "We consider ourselves part of... Read more

Justices reject appeal over day laborer law

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a Southern California city’s appeal seeking reinstatement of its ordinance that prevented day laborers from gathering on busy street corners and soliciting work from passing drivers. The Redondo Beach ordinance allowed police to arrest... Read more

Unions, NDLON Joined by Fight for Workers’ Rights and Immigrant Rights

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

“Immigration policy is work policy,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) conference in Los Angeles this morning. The AFL-CIO stands “shoulder to shoulder” with immigrant workers, Trumka said, to beat back the enforcement of... Read more

Satisface a jornaleros decisión de Suprema Corte

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

Como una victoria de los jornaleros fue calificada la decisión de la Suprema Corte de negar una petición de la ciudad de Redondo Beach de revisar una decisión que declaró anticonstitucional una ordenanza que prohibía solicitar trabajo en las calles.... Read more

Activistas celebran la nominación de Bichir - La Página

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

Activistas que luchan por una reforma migratoria en Estados Unidos celebran la nominación al Oscar del actor mexicano Demián Bichir pues esperan que "A Better Life", el filme que protagoniza, ayude a cambiar la percepción de los inmigrantes que trabajan... Read more

Jornaleros tendrán una cumbre para fortalecerse

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

Del 19 al 23 de febrero se llevará a cabo en Los Ángeles la Asamblea Nacional de Jornaleros que busca fortalecer a esta fuerza laboral y combatir de manera organizada los embates que sufren en las esquinas, principalmente a través... Read more

Corte Suprema avala derecho de buscar trabajo en calles

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

El derecho a buscar trabajo en la acera quedó establecido el martes con una decisión de la Corte Suprema. El más alto juzgado federal decidió no revisar la apelación del municipio de Redondo Beach, en California, presentada en diciembre en respuesta... Read more

National Day Laborer Assembly Begins - Univision

Posted by B. Loewe / February 21, 2012

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Jornaleros compartieron con director de la película de Demián Bichir, ‘A Better Life - Univision Noticias

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

A pocos días de saber si Demián Bichir se llevará un Oscar por su papel en la cinta, estos jornaleros vieron la película con el director Chris Weitz. - Univision 02.20.2012 Read more

Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at NDLON Assembly

Posted by B. Loewe / February 21, 2012

Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard L. TrumkaNational Day Laborers’ Organizing Network 6th Annual Convention Thank you, Pablo [Alvarado], for your kind introduction. And thank you all for the honor of speaking to you today. I’m proud to stand with you because... Read more

300 day laborers from around country meet in LA to talk immigration - 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

Every year for the past 10 years, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network has convened labor organizers and low-wage workers from around the country to discuss strategy and networking. But the intersection of policy and personal experience appears to dominate... Read more

Day Laborer Meeting in Los Angeles - The California Report

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

Three hundred immigrant day laborers and activists from around the country are meeting this week in Los Angeles to exchange labor organizing tactics, and to discuss immigration. - The California Report 02.20.2012 Read more

Los jornaleros se organizan - La opinión

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

Estar organizados es la clave para los participantes de la sexta asamblea nacional de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros (NDLON, por sus siglas en inglés), que se realiza desde el 19 y hasta el 23 de febrero en el hotel... Read more

National gathering in L.A. spotlights plight of day laborers - latimes.com

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2012

The way Omar Sierra remembers it, dozens of day laborers gathered in the Kmart parking lot that day more than 15 years ago. A county mobile health clinic arrived with a mariachi band and free food and offered HIV tests... Read more

Welcome to the 6th National Assembly: On the Road to Justice, Ni un paso atrás

Posted by Pablo Alvarado / February 20, 2012

The importance of this assembly can be marked by simply looking at what many of us faced in order to arrive here. We travelled in caravans through 287(g) country, risking interfacing with police officers who double as deportation agents, in... Read more

Inician miles jornaleros una semana de acciones en California - Notimex

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 20, 2012

Miles de jornaleros viajan este lunes a Los Ángeles, donde celebran a partir de hoy su Sexta Asamblea Nacional y planean realizar una protesta frente a las oficinas del alguacil. El coordinador de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros, Pablo Alvarado,... Read more

Inician miles jornaleros una semana de acciones en California - Notimex

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 20, 2012

Miles de jornaleros viajan este lunes a Los Ángeles, donde celebran a partir de hoy su Sexta Asamblea Nacional y planean realizar una protesta frente a las oficinas del alguacil. El coordinador de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros, Pablo Alvarado, dijo... Read more

Inician miles jornaleros una semana de acciones en California - Notimex

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 20, 2012

Miles de jornaleros viajan este lunes a Los Ángeles, donde celebran a partir de hoy su Sexta Asamblea Nacional y planean realizar una protesta frente a las oficinas del alguacil. El coordinador de la Red Nacional de Jornaleros, Pablo Alvarado, dijo... Read more

Week-long day laborer convention begins in LA | 89.3 KPCC

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 20, 2012

Starting Monday, hundreds of immigrant day laborers and activists from 14 different states, including California, will convene in Los Angeles to discuss immigration and labor issues. The meeting is a product of the decade-old National Day Laborer Organizing Network, a country-wide... Read more

Realizarán conferencia nacional de jornaleros en Los Angeles - Terra Colombia

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 20, 2012

Cientos de jornaleros de 14 estados del país se reunirán a partir del domingo en una conferencia que tendrá como oradores al presidente nacional de la central sindical AFL-CIO y al director de la película "A Better Life". La conferencia... Read more

Japan’s Nuclear Temp Workers Exposed to Unmeasured Risks

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2012

Thousands of day laborers and subcontracted workers were enlisted to clean up nuclear waste and shut down the earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant last year, with many of these workers celebrated as national heroes. However, much is still unknown about... Read more

Support for health and safety training for vulnerable and hard-to-reach workers:

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2012

On September 9th, OSHA announced the award of its 2010 Susan Harwood Capacity Building Grants. The grants will support training in industries that range from meatpacking and agricultural work to beauty salons, supermarkets, and construction - in both remote rural... Read more

Gaston sheriff's role in immigration could shift - Gaston Gazette

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 18, 2012

Five years on, however, critics believe the programs have been more harmful than useful in local communities. “By giving these federal powers to local authorities, it really creates unnecessary fear and distrust,” said B Loewe. As a member of the... Read more

Immigration enforcement program to be shut down – USATODAY

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 17, 2012

The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies' immigration officers. Working... Read more

Minnesota becomes twenty-seventh state to fully join Secure Communities

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 16, 2012

Last week Minnesota joined the controversial federal immigration program known as Secure Communities, while critics continue to blast the program. Minnesota is the twenty-seventh state fully to join the now mandatory program designed to share fingerprint information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read more

The Buck Stops Here: How the LA County Sheriff's Participation in Immigration Enforcement is Hurting Community Policing and Public Safety

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 16, 2012

For the last few years, I have been engaging fellow law enforcement leaders in a dialogue about sensible immigration reform. Immigration is an issue that affects our work as cops on a daily basis. But, sometimes I'm asked whether the... Read more

Sen. Menendez Announces POWER Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 16, 2012

Today at a Capitol Hill news conference, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and other major labor and civil rights leaders to introduce the Protect Our Workers from Exploitation and Retaliation (POWER) Act, which aims... Read more

The Miramonte School Conspiracy of Silence - Jorge Mario Cabrera

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2012

A conspiracy of silence appears to have been in effect within the school itself and the entire Los Angeles Unified School District and so the parents remained unaware of what was happening. However, it is an involuntary code of silence... Read more

How Obama's budget will affect immigration policies - Univision News Tumblr

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2012

On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is scheduled to testify before Congress about this year’s proposed presidential budget. Napolitano will be talking specifically about funding for Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the agency she oversees and which is responsible... Read more

Charlotte day workers gather for chance of a job

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2012

They straggle into the deserted parking lot from all directions, one by one, wearing hoodie sweatshirts and jackets zipped to the Adam's apple. It's one of those crisp winter days when tufts of white smoke cut the air with their every... Read more

Welcome to deportation nation  - Morgenthau

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2012

In enforcing our immigration laws, two goals always come into conflict: the desire to seem tough, by deporting record numbers of immigrants every year; and the desire to be fair, by focusing on those immigrants who are criminals or who... Read more

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Secure Communities in 2013

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2012

“What the Obama administration is signaling with its proposed 2013 budget is that it’s getting what it wants out of the comparatively less pricey Secure Communities program,” said Julianne Hing, Colorlines.com’s immigration reporter. “The two local enforcement programs have identical... Read more

Five things you missed in Obama’s budget

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 14, 2012

3) Obama would strengthen enforcement against illegal immigrants while reducing the number in detention. The president’s budget would ramp up funding for two immigration verification programs: E-Verify, which helps employers determine whether potential employees are legally able to work in... Read more

DHS budget proposes discontinuing 287(g) in some jurisdictions

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 13, 2012

A fiscal year 2013 budget brief released by Homeland Security today has some details on the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, and one of the losers is the federal-local partnership known as 287(g). The administration is proposing a budget reduction of... Read more

City Limits Cooperation With Federal Immigration Officials at Rikers

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 13, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a new bill into law Tuesday that limits the city’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities on Rikers Island. The law will prevent the Department of Corrections from turning over immigrants with no criminal convictions upon their... Read more

Cook County Defies Government On Immigration Detainers

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 13, 2012

"What we are doing is righting a wrong against people who are on the soil of Cook County under the protection of the U.S. Constitution," said Commissioner Larry Suffredin, a Democrat who supported the measure. Why, asked Jesus Garcia, the... Read more

Santa Clara County Ends Collaboration with ICE - New America Media

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 13, 2012

In what has been heralded as the most progressive policy in the nation, Santa Clara County today voted in a new set of guidelines for civil immigration detainers, which in effect ends the county’s collaboration with Immigration and Custom Enforcement... Read more

SF supervisors urge city to defy federal immigration holds

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 13, 2012

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors yesterday (Tues/13) approved a resolution calling for the city to adopt stronger policies for resisting federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants who live here. It is the latest move to support the city's Sanctuary... Read more

‘TRUST Act 2.0′ would limit local cops’ cooperation with Secure Communities

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 13, 2012

In August, after the federal government rescinded state contracts related to the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, those states that at the time were trying to opt out of the controversial fingerprint-sharing program seemed to have little choice but to... Read more

AFL-CIO Partners with National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 12, 2012

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The Case Against Sheriff Arpaio - NY Times

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 12, 2012

Mr. Arpaio hasn’t just been a favorite of the Republicans. The Department of Homeland Security has long been an ally and enabler of Mr. Arpaio through its local-policing programs: 287(g) and Secure Communities. On Thursday, hours after the Perez letter... Read more

Groundbreaking at Seattle's Casa Latina

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 11, 2012

It’s common to see day laborers waiting for jobs outside the big home improvement store. But for many in Seattle, a new community gathering space will ensure a safe haven and access to education while Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn grabbed a... Read more

Miramonte Parents Scared L.A. Sheriff Will Deport Them

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 10, 2012

No matter the hot L.A. news item, it always seems to turn into an immigration debate.And that should come as no surprise: Rough estimates have placed close to 1 million illegal immigrants in Los Angeles County. And whenever law enforcement... Read more

Video: Soon California May Limit S-Comm

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 10, 2012

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Cook County Leaders Blast Federal Immigration Agency

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 10, 2012

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Cook County Leaders Blast Federal Immigration Agency

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Is California the Next Secure Communities Battleground?

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 9, 2012

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A Guide to Passing Day Laborer Legislation

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 4, 2012

While the majority of state and federal employment and labor laws apply to day laborers, the short term nature of the job and the multiple entities involved in the employment relationship call for legislative reforms addressing the specific needs of... Read more

Arpaio Interrupts Arizona's 'Breathing Room' - Huffington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 26, 2012

When the omnibus package of anti-immigration bills proposed by Senate President Russell Pearce failed to pass, commentators suggested that Arizona was ready to take a breath on the immigration debate. Any breathing room that existed however quickly filled with the hot... Read more

White House Immigration Meeting : A PR Stunt with Little Substance?

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 26, 2012

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State Laws on Day Labor

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 20, 2012

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Federal immigration official warns Preckwinkle about policy

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 13, 2012

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Arizona Democrats Plan to Repeal Immigration Law

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 13, 2012

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La Asociacion de Jornaleros - Wage Theft Workshop

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 12, 2012

La Asociacion de Jornaleros - Wage Theft Workshop

La Asociacion de Jornaleros/San Diego Day Laborers Association www.myasjd.org | Source: Foundation4change.org Organizer, Mark Day re-caps the wage theft workshop: Our wage theft workshop on Oct. 29 in Oceanside was a huge success thanks to the teamwork of college students, organizers, guest speakers, jornaleros, and... Read more

Polémica por una ordenanza que protege a inmigrantes

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 10, 2012

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The two faces of Obama on immigration

Posted by / January 5, 2012

The two faces of Obama on immigration

He stays some deportations even as he extends the draconian 'secure communities'. Will the real president please stand up? How can President Obama continue to portray himself as the champion of immigration reform to Latino voters, while at the same time... Read more

Burglars hit Hayward nonprofit agency over holiday weekend

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 5, 2012

By Chris De Benedetti | Source: Hayward Daily Review/MercuryNews.com | January 4, 2012 HAYWARD — The Hayward Day Labor Center, a nonprofit agency hit by burglars over the New Year’s holiday weekend, is asking for help replace some ... Read more

Immigration Is Not a Back Stop for the Courts

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 4, 2012

The family of William “Denny” McCann is justifiably horrified that the suspected drunken driver who killed McCann has disappeared. “They f----- up,” the victim’s brother told the Sun-Times. “He [allegedly killed] my brother, and they let him out of jail.” But blaming... Read more

Rights center may be moving

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 4, 2012

BY TAMMY GRUBB, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Source: ChapelHillNews.com CARRBORO - The Chapel Hill and Carrboro Human Rights Center may have found a new home around the corner from its old neighborhood.The center put a three-bedroom, brick ranch house at 107... Read more

Farmworkers in El Paso Glum About 2012

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 3, 2012

Farmworkers in El Paso Glum About 2012

January 1, 2012 | Source: Fox News Latino Close to 70 agricultural day laborers arrive every day at the Centro de los Trabajadores Agricolas Fronterizos (Border Farmworker Center) in El Paso in hopes of being hired to harvest nuts... Read more

Immigrant laborers inspire painting, donation from Morristown artist Ron Ritzie to Neighborhood House

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 22, 2011

Immigrant laborers inspire painting, donation from Morristown artist Ron Ritzie to Neighborhood House

Posted by Kevin Coughlin on December 22, 2011 | Source: MorristownGreen.com They sit with shovels and rakes and spades, waiting. The faceless day laborers in Ron Ritzie’s painting, Waiting Game, are a face of Morristown that he cannot ignore. “You see their images... Read more

Where Did Los Angeles’ Day Laborers Come From?

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 22, 2011

Where Did Los Angeles’ Day Laborers Come From?

Paresh Dave | December 21, 2011 | Editor-In-Chief | Source: NeonTommy.com Reuniting With Friend, Losing All Income Fifty-year-old Michael Kembe, a professional cook and dishwasher, knows he’s in the middle of a simple problem. “Everybody wants to work,” he says in his accent,... Read more

Illusions Of The American Dream Remain For Day Laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 22, 2011

Illusions Of The American Dream Remain For Day Laborers

Dan Watson | December 21, 2011 | Editor-In-Chief | Source: NeonTommy.com “A day laborer’s life is a very sad one. A very hard one. They have this idea that when they come to the U.S. their problems are solved.... Read more

Black Leaders Get Closeup View of Alabama’s New Jim Crow - COLORLINES

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 19, 2011

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Arizona governor defends day-labor restrictions in state’s immigration enforcement law

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 15, 2011

Source: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, December 15, 2011 PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has asked a judge to dismiss a request by opponents of Arizona’s immigration law to block enforcement of the law’s ban on people blocking traffic when they seek or... Read more

Day laborers keep up hopes on Guadalupe Day

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 14, 2011

Day laborers keep up hopes on Guadalupe Day

By: Ed Langlois, Staff Writer | 12/13/2011 | Source: CatholicSentinel.org Catholic Sentinel photos by Ed Langlois. During Guadalupe procession by day laborers, Jesus Sanchez carries statue while Paul Riek, Matt Cato and Francisco Aguirre sing. In the corner of a former Northeast... Read more

Bad economy and San Jose’s budget crisis puts Silicon Valley’s first day worker hiring center on the chopping block

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 12, 2011

Bad economy and San Jose’s budget crisis puts Silicon Valley’s first day worker hiring center on the chopping block

By Joe Rodriguez | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Posted: 12/11/2011 | Source: MercuryNews.com Silicon Valley’s first hiring center for day workers might be forced to downsize or close at the end of the year, another victim of hard times that stretch from the... Read more

Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 10, 2011

Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans

by Richard Gonzales | December 10, 2011 | Source: NPR.org Part of a monthlong series Day laborer Yohanni Castillo from Honduras waits for work outside a Lowes home improvement store in New Orleans. Jobs are drying up, he says, and he hasn't... Read more

Center for Day Laborers Opens in Centreville Shopping Plaza

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 5, 2011

Center for Day Laborers Opens in Centreville Shopping Plaza

Facility is culmination of four years of community organizing. By Frank Klimko | Source: Centreville.Patch.com Pedro DeLeon, 50, one of the workers, said he was glad the center was opening. Credit: Anita Klimko Organizers on Saturday opened the Centreville Labor Resource Center, ... Read more

Helping the 99 percent — with less | La Raza Centro Legal

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 28, 2011

La Raza Centro Legal fights to address the issues raised by Occupy, and it needs support 11.08.11 | Guest Opinion | Source: SFBG.com OPINION - La Raza Centro Legal, an organization central to the empowerment of San Francisco’s low-wage immigrant ... Read more

Carrboro aldermen repeal anti-loitering rule Critics said rule hurt laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 28, 2011

Carrboro aldermen repeal anti-loitering rule Critics said rule hurt laborers

BY TAMMY GRUBB, Correspondent | Source: ChapelHills.com   Steve Dear, left, and minister Robert Campbell lead a gathering at Jones Ferry and Davie roads in Carrboro in late October to protest the town's anti-loitering ordinance. CARRBORO - The Board of Aldermen’s unanimous... Read more

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Posted by NDLON Staff / November 26, 2011

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Entrevista a Yoshua Okón - “Pulpo”

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 25, 2011

Entrevista a Yoshua Okón - “Pulpo”

por Mabel Téllez | Source: Codigo06140.com Click here to view the embedded video. El proyecto Pulpo, de Yoshua Okón, uno de los artistas mexicanos con mayor proyección internacional, se exhibe actualmente en el Hammer Museum. Fue este el motivo, aunado a la importancia... Read more

A place where Guatemalan day laborers are survivors of war

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 25, 2011

A place where Guatemalan day laborers are survivors of war

November 24, 2011 | 1:30 pm | Source: LATimesBlog.LATimes.com REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY — A day laborer outside a Home Depot hardware store in northeast Los Angeles is riding in a bright orange shopping cart in the store’s parking lot, peering through... Read more

Labor Resource Center To Open Dec. 5

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 17, 2011

By Bonnie Hobbs | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | Source: ConnectionNewspapers.com For a long time, members of the Centreville Immigration Forum have worked to provide a safe place where the community’s day laborers could connect with employers to find jobs.... Read more

Jornaleros hispanos dan vida al ‘Café Chicago’

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 15, 2011

Jornaleros hispanos dan vida al ‘Café Chicago’

Se trata de una cooperativa que importa café orgánico de Nicaragua. Por Agencia EFE | 2011-11-01 | Source: La Raza Café. Foto: Archivo archivo Chicago (EFE) - Un grupo de jornaleros latinos ha creado Café Chicago, una cooperativa que importa café orgánico... Read more

Barrio Defense: On the Rise in Alabama - NY Times.

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 14, 2011

Alabama’s ruling class has dug in against the storm it caused with the nation’s most oppressive immigration law. Some of the law’s provisions have been blocked in federal court; others won’t take effect until next year. But many Alabamans aren’t... Read more

Flashpoints: Alabama Barrio Defense

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 14, 2011

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On the Rise in Alabama

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 14, 2011

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Chicago Day Laborers Form Coop to Sell Organic Coffee

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 2, 2011

Chicago Day Laborers Form Coop to Sell Organic Coffee

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune (LAHT.com) CHICAGO – A group of Latino day laborers have founded Cafe Chicago, a cooperative that imports organic coffee from Nicaragua, processes it and sells it creatively – and successfully – to improve their labor,... Read more

New Unity Unions Self-Organize to Confront Workplace Abuses

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 1, 2011

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Arizona Immigration Law Faces Lawsuit On Day-Laborer Statute

Posted by NDLON Staff / November 1, 2011

Arizona Immigration Law Faces Lawsuit On Day-Laborer Statute

By JACQUES BILLEAUD   10/31/11 05:18 PM ET | Source: HuffingtonPost.com PHOENIX — Groups opposing Arizona’s immigration enforcement law have asked a federal judge to put a stop to a section of the statute that bans the blocking of traffic... Read more

Carrboro upholds anti-lingering law, for now

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 28, 2011

By Susan Dickson Staff Writer, October 27, 2011 | Posted in: CarrboroCitizen.com CARRBORO – Following a Tuesday morning press conference at which concerned citizens called for the repeal of Carrboro’s anti-lingering ordinance, a motion to rescind the ordinance by Carrboro... Read more

(Video) Pasando La Voz de Abuso Contra Inmigrantes

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 27, 2011

Source: Aquí y Ahora/Unvision.com Un grupo de inmigrantes aprovecha la tecnología de celulares para grabar los maltratos y servir de ‘Voces Móviles’. Para mas información acerca del proyecto, visita la pagina http://vozmob.net/   Read more

Group calls for end to Carrboro’s anti-lingering ordinance

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 26, 2011

Group calls for end to Carrboro’s anti-lingering ordinance

Posted by Joe Schwartz on Tue, Oct 25, 2011, 2:27 PM | Source: Indyweek.com Day laborer Angel Martinez addresses the crowd of supporters who are pushing to rescind Carrboro's anti-lingering ordinance. Photo by Joe Schwartz Three dozen Carrboro community members, including... Read more

Report: Wage Theft Reaches Deep into the Low-Wage Economy

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 21, 2011

Report: Wage Theft Reaches Deep into the Low-Wage Economy

by Adele Stan, Oct 21, 2011 | Source: AFL-CIO Now Blog News A new report shows how wage theft reaches deep into the low-wage economy. “The Movement to End Wage Theft” illustrates the problem with the stories of workers employed by a grocery chain,... Read more

Day laborers protest ICE raid

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 21, 2011

by Richard A. Webster, Staff Writer | October 21, 2011 | Source: NewOrleansCityBusiness.com Day laborers marched on the offices of Daniel Sutterfield, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New Orleans, on Thursday to protest an August raid that... Read more

New Unity Unions Self-Organize to Confront Workplace Abuses | Truthout

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 20, 2011

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New “Unity Unions” Self-Organize to Confront Workplace Abuses

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 20, 2011

by: Amy Dean, Truthout, Thursday 20 October 2011 | Source: Truth-out.org (Image: JR / t r u t h o u t) The last five years have been grim and isolating ones for immigrants and working people, right? Overall, this... Read more

Marketing Lessons For Day Laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 17, 2011

Marketing Lessons For Day Laborers

Plans progress for opening of worker center. By Bonnie Hobbs, Saturday, October 15, 201 | Source: Centre View (ConnectionNewspapers.com) Sarahi Uribe advises CIF members and day laborers how best to market the Centreville Labor Resource Center. When the Centreville Labor Resource... Read more

Redondo Beach to ask U.S. Supreme Court to uphold day laborer law

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 10, 2011

Redondo Beach to ask U.S. Supreme Court to uphold day laborer law

By Matt Stevens | October 6, 2011 | 2:27pm | Source: L.A. Now Blog (LATimes)   Photo: Day laborers and supporters march on Redondo Beach City Hall. Credit: Brian van der Brug. In what’s likely to be a final effort to salvage its controversial day... Read more

Day laborer center to host fundraiser

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 10, 2011

By Scott Brinton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coloki, Inc., a nonprofit group set up by Merokean Liz O’Shaughnessy to run the Freeport Work Hiring Trailer that aids impoverished day laborers, will host a benefit fundraiser at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert ... Read more

Update from NDLON member organization VOZ Workers Rights and Education Project in Fight against E-Verify: Representative Blumenauer Declares Opposition to…

Posted by NDLON Staff / October 4, 2011

Representative Blumenauer Declares Opposition to E-Verify Bill Portland, OR: In recent days, our fight to build the opposition against HR 2885, the E-Verify bill, has gained momentum! In a letter to the VOZ team, US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) expressed his... Read more

Rights of Curbside Jobseekers Upheld

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 28, 2011

Rights of Curbside Jobseekers Upheld

By Robert Longley, Source: About.com Guide September 28, 2011 Apparently implementing its own plan to create new jobs, the San Francisco-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 9-2 that your right to stand by roads holding signs asking for jobs... Read more

Case Study: Day Laborers and the Right to Roadside Job Hunting

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2011

Case Study: Day Laborers and the Right to Roadside Job Hunting

By Adam Cohen Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 | Source: Time.com   Day laborers, like these in Van Nuys, Calif., are facing crackdowns in several U.S. cities. Armando Arorizo / Bloomberg News Do day laborers have a right to stand along the highway to... Read more

Court overturns day laborer ruling

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2011

Court overturns day laborer ruling

Source: EasyReaderNews.com | September 22nd, 2011 by Mark McDermott filed in Redondo Beach A six year legal battle that began with the arrests of day laborers along Artesia and Manhattan Beach boulevards added another chapter as the Ninth Circuit "en banc"... Read more

Day laborer ban struck down

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 27, 2011

September 21, 2011 | Source: Associated Press A divided federal appeals court Friday struck down Redondo Beach’s ban on day laborers who stand on public sidewalks soliciting work from motorists. Judge Milan D. Smith Jr., writing for the nine-judge majority of the... Read more

Task force looks to help day laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 2, 2011

Task force looks to help day laborers

By Corinne White | Source: The Daily Tar Heel Susano Soto, left, and Lee Johnson, right, work for Raleigh’s Blalock Paving company, which hires many of the day laborers who gather in the area. Day laborers in the area stand on the... Read more

Laborers hold out hope: Jobs aren’t guaranteed at the MLK site, but workers keep coming

Posted by NDLON Staff / September 1, 2011

Laborers hold out hope: Jobs aren’t guaranteed at the MLK site, but workers keep coming

By Jennifer Anderson |Source: The Portland Tribune | Sep 1, 2011 CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT / TRIBUNE PHOTO Labor center site Director Ignacio Paramo has helped create a community offering English classes and soccer tournaments. While many laborers find work at the... Read more

Streetcorner Advocate for Women on the Day Labor Treadmill

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 29, 2011

Streetcorner Advocate for Women on the Day Labor Treadmill

Mon, Aug 29, 2011 | By Hoda Emam | Source: TheBrooklynInk.com English classes are held every Wednesday on a street corner in Williamsburg (Photo: Hoda Emam/ The Brooklyn Ink) As early as sunrise, Latino women trickle onto the corner of Division ... Read more

Centers Help Day Laborers Get a Hand and Get Paid

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 25, 2011

Centers Help Day Laborers Get a Hand and Get Paid

By KARI LYDERSEN and BRIDGET O’SHEA | Aug 24, 2011 | Source: ChicagoNewsCoop.org   Day laborers talk with a potential employer at a gas station at Belmont and Milwaukee avenues at 8 a.m., July 25, 2011. Image Credit: Paul Beaty Every morning, rain... Read more

Workin’ at the car wash

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 24, 2011

Workin’ at the car wash

08.23.11 | Rebecca Bowe | Source: SFBG.com Worker advocates with La Raza Centro Legal and the San Francisco Day Labor Program are partnering with city officials for a creative approach to addressing the pervasive issue of wage theft: A worker-owned... Read more

LAWRENCE: Learn to serve others, and enrichment will follow

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 22, 2011

By The Rev. Robert P. Lawrence | Source: The Herald News | Aug 19, 2011 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” — Philippians 2:4 Several years ago, the executive of a... Read more

Hispanic Center Helps Workers Get Paid

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 19, 2011

Hispanic Center Helps Workers Get Paid

There are many reasons employers don’t pay up, and people who don’t get paid can get help. By Christine Rose | Source: Danbury.patch.com Executive Director Ingrid Alvarez-Dimarzo Credit Christine Rose The current economic climate is hot for workers who aren’t getting ... Read more

Closing of Palm Beach County day-labor center leaves workers back on the streets

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 17, 2011

Closing of Palm Beach County day-labor center leaves workers back on the streets

Day laborers gather outside Caribbean Plants on Okeechobee Boulevard and F Road Wednesday morning. Buena Fe, one of only two day-labor centers in Palm Beach County, closed last month. Mitra Malek, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer | Source: PalmBeachPost.com LOXAHATCHEE GROVES... Read more

Day Laborers Line Up Overnight For Jobs

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 5, 2011

Day Laborers Line Up Overnight For Jobs

By Kelly Bartnick | Published: August 5, 2011 | Source: Keloland.com The walk to work begins well before sunrise for some Sioux Falls laborers. They line up four hours early just to get a chance at a 12-hour shift. SIOUX FALLS,... Read more

Home Health Workers Are Sick of Being Shut Out of Labor Law

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 4, 2011

By Michelle Chen, Colorlines and In These Times | August 3, 2011 | Source: Huffington Post As walking canes replace running shoes, and the parents who raised us start needing to be cared for themselves, the first dawn of America’s... Read more

Daily News Editorial: Budget bust — The price of neglecting pension reform can be seen in cuts to our schools,…

Posted by NDLON Staff / August 1, 2011

Source: DailyNews.com | July 31, 2011 Day laborers crowding the entrance to Home Depot. Seniors dumped out of day care programs. Students shut out of public higher education because of cost. This is what ignoring pension reform looks... Read more

Local day laborers: Older, undocumented, undereducated

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 29, 2011

July 28, 2011 | 11:53am | Source: L.A. Now, LATimesBlogs.LATimes.com The average day laborer in Harbor City and Wilmington is 44 years old and has lived in the United States for nearly 17 years, according to survey results out of Harbor-UCLA... Read more

Wilmington Health Summit: Day laborers suffer poor health, work conditions

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 27, 2011

By Melissa Evans, Staff Writer | Posted: 07/26/2011 06:11:34 PM PDT | Source: DailyBreeze.com They may have come to America for a better life, but many of the migrant day laborers in the Wilmington area suffer poor health and work... Read more

League City slapped with day labor lawsuit

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 25, 2011

By Erik Barajas | Source: ABC/KTRK TV - Houston, TX | Friday, July 22, 2011 HOUSTON (KTRK) — A fight in League City over day labor. Workers have filed a lawsuit, claiming police are harassing them, preventing them from... Read more

LA day laborers double as actors to teach, empower

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 25, 2011

AMY TAXIN, Associated Press | Updated 12:35 a.m., Sunday, July 24, 2011| Source: MySanAntonio.com In this photo taken July 11, 2011, day laborer Xico Paredes, left, dressed as a Sheriff, performs during a play at the Carecen job center in Los Angeles.... Read more

Closure of Glendale center hurts day laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 25, 2011

Closure of Glendale center hurts day laborers

By Susan Abram, Staff Writer | Posted: 07/22/2011 09:20:50 PM PDT | Source: DailyNews.com   Day laborers hang out on Harvard Street west of San Fernando Road outside the Home Depot in Glendale on July 20, 2011. A day-labor center at the... Read more

S-Comm Immigration Initiative Is Bad for Our Health

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 22, 2011

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Wage theft prevention ordinance moves forward

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 21, 2011

Wage theft prevention ordinance moves forward

07.20.11 - 2:11 pm | By Rebecca Bowe | Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian Online Members of the Progressive Workers Alliance celebrate after committee members voice support for stronger worker protections. Photo by Rebecca Bowe Supervisors expressed strong support July 20 for... Read more

Stakeholders look toward day-laborer center

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 21, 2011

By Susan Dickson, Staff Writer | July 21, 2011 | Source: CarrboroCitizen.com As one group of residents fights Carrboro’s anti-lingering ordinance, another is looking toward a solution that could resolve the issues surrounding the law – a day-laborer center. Though... Read more

The day laborers next door (Video)

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 19, 2011

July 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM | By Leslie Berestein Rojas | Source: Multi-American SCPR What are the stories of the people who line up seeking work outside home improvement stores, storage facilities, the local U-Haul truck rental center? KPCC... Read more

Wage theft a scourge for low-income workers

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 18, 2011

Wage theft a scourge for low-income workers

John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writer | Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Monday, July 18, 2011 Li Shuang Li (left), a victim of wage theft, and Shaw San Liu are working to stop the practice. Photo: Stephen Lam / Special to The... Read more

Budget deficit forces day labor center to shut down

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 18, 2011

Budget deficit forces day labor center to shut down

Move drives workers to Home Depot’s curbs and parking lot. By Veronica Rocha and Melanie Hicken; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. July 15, 2011 | 6:09 p.m. | Source: BurbankLeader.com   Day laborers crowd around a person, second from right, who was looking for two workers... Read more

SB 1070 Has Been Bad for Arizona and Worse for Mexicans, But It Inspired a Year's Worth of Great Art…

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 16, 2011

Read more http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2011-04-21/news/sb-1070-has-been-bad-for-arizona-and-worse-for-mexicans-but-it-inspired-a-year-s-worth-of-great-art/ Read more

Local health personnel to offer annual clinic for low-income residents

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2011

By Melissa Evans, Staff Writer | Posted: 07/14/2011 05:42:10 PM PDT | Source: DailyBreeze.com Health fair When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 Where: Harbor City Day Laborer site, 1301 N. Figueroa Place, Wilmington Information: 310-534-6221 — Local medical students, researchers and high school students... Read more

Worker Center Opening Planned for September

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 15, 2011

By Bonnie Hobbs | Thursday, July 14, 2011 | Source: ConnectionNewspapers.com The Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) was initially begun as a way to connect people and organizations that worked with Centreville’s immigrant population. It provided ESOL classes to teach English... Read more

Griego: Cultures melt into a stronger community

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 14, 2011

By Tina Griego | Denver Post Columnist | Source: DenverPost.com The Aurora Human Rights Center occupies a small, two-story brick building on the corner of Dayton Street and 14th Avenue in what’s called Original Aurora, which is in north Aurora.... Read more

Meeting focuses on day laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 11, 2011

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Wage Theft: Business Interests Try To Scuttle New Worker Laws

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 8, 2011

Wage Theft: Business Interests Try To Scuttle New Worker Laws

By Davie Jamieson | HuffingtonPost.com Late last year, advocates for low-wage workers in Florida’s Palm Beach County made what they thought was a modest request of their county commissioners: pass a wage-theft ordinance that would make it easier for... Read more

Women Day Laborers Create Connect Democratic Workplaces

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 8, 2011

Women Day Laborers Create Connect Democratic Workplaces

Press Release - For Immediate Release Contact: Ligia M. Guallpa, 646.479.4769 Building a Green and Grassroots Economy Brooklyn, NY - Today, July 8, women day laborers and founding members of Apple Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cooperative will be joining for first time the 2011... Read more

Dante’s Slope

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 8, 2011

Dante’s Slope

By David Glenn Cox | Originally posted in: OpEdNews.com David Glenn Cox I have been at loose ends now for two, could it be going on three years? Without a phone or an address to call my own, I have access to... Read more

New immigration center opens on West Side

Posted by NDLON Staff / July 6, 2011

New immigration center opens on West Side

Kate King, Staff Writer | Source: StamfordAdvocate.com | Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Jean Daniels teaches a English class on Monday June 27, 2011 at Neighbors Link Stamford, a new non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive resource center for recent immigrants in... Read more

Carrboro to revisit anti-lingering

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 30, 2011

By Susan Dickson, Staff Writer | Source: CarrboroCitizen.com CARRBORO – Following claims that the town’s anti-lingering ordinance is unconstitutional, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Tuesday to take another look at it. The board approved an anti-lingering ordinance for the intersection... Read more

Carrboro day laborers may get center

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 29, 2011

By Sarah Glen | Source: The Daily Tar Heel Updated: 6 hours ago Randee Haven-O’Donnell remembers advocating for the worker movement in college as one of her most rewarding endeavors. “You knew that you were supporting emerging populations that would make... Read more

Lakewood reflects emerging Hispanic presence

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2011

1:50 PM, Jun. 26, 201 | Written by Margaret F. Bonafide | Source: Asbury Park Press Lakewood's day-laborer "muster zone" between First and Second streets and Route 9 and Clifton Avenue where primarily Hispanic men go to find work. The... Read more

Laborers seek permanent site

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2011

BY MARK SCHULTZ, Staff Writer | Source: ChapelHillNews.com CARRBORO - National day laborers organizers planned to meet with local workers this weekend to discuss establishing a permanent space where they can wait for work.Chris Newman and Francisco Pacheco of... Read more

Unfair working conditions: Blame greed, not the economy

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2011

Unfair working conditions: Blame greed, not the economy

June 24, 2011 | 12:51pm | Posted in the LA Times In Friday’s pages, Harold Meyerson sheds light on the inhumane working conditions many undocumented immigrant workers face. Take day laborer Josue Melquisedec Diaz, for instance: Diaz was put to work in... Read more

Man suing government over raid at 7-Eleven fled to U.S. because of death threat

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 27, 2011

Immigration officials say lawsuit should be thrown out and man deported By Nick Madigan, Originally posted in: The Baltimore Sun | 5:28 p.m. EDT, June 25, 2011 Sitting on a bus in Honduras in 2002, Denis Alvarez Alvarado says he overheard two... Read more

Protecting undocumented workers

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 24, 2011

Legislation would expand the protection of ‘U visas’ to those who come forward to report workplace violations. Op-Ed By Harold Meyerson | June 24, 2011 | Source: LA Times.com Farm workers load a truck with cucumbers on a farm in Leslie, Ga.... Read more

Stiffing Working Stiffs

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 22, 2011

Stiffing Working Stiffs

June 22nd, 2011 | NATHAN GILLES | Source: Wweek.com Lawmakers could have acted to shield day laborers from bosses who cheat them out of wages. Instead they turned their backs. JOB SEEKERS: The day laborers’ lot at the Voz Workers’ Rights Project... Read more

The need for an immigration system worthy of America

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 21, 2011

The Hill 06.16.2011 Read more

La peligrosa ofensiva contra los indocumentados en EE.UU.

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 21, 2011

Yahoo 06.21.2011 Read more

News From the Front: The POWER Act

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 21, 2011

By Sarita Gupta & Saket Sohni | Originally posted in HuffingtonPost.com Posted: 06/20/11 01:33 PM ET In the fight for workers’ right to organize in America, a 19-year-old migrant construction worker is on the front lines. Josue Diaz is a member of... Read more

Listen to Hispanic voters on reforms to immigration law

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 15, 2011

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Migration and labor centers

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 10, 2011

Migration and labor centers

By DONNA SHEARER | Originally Posted in PressDemocrat.com Published: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 3:00 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11:58 p.m. Donna Shearer (credit: Press Democrat website) Of all the ideas swirling around the public conversation about a potential... Read more

Latino Union’s Elisa Ringholm interviewed on WBEZ 91.5 FM’s Worldview segment: “Chicago as a fair trade city”

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 9, 2011

Written by Worldview May, 05, 2011 | WBEZ.org Listen to the Story here. Fair Trade Day in Chicago is on May 6. Chicago has officially become a fair trade city and there’s even a website to track its progress. But what does... Read more

Connecticut Becomes The First State To Require Paid Sick Leave For Service Workers

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 7, 2011

June 6, 2011 | Originally posted in CityTownInfo.com State legislators approved a bill on Saturday that makes Connecticut the first state in the nation to require employers to offer paid sick leave to their workers. According to The New York Times, the... Read more

Federal labor officials host summit on Latino, immigrant worker safety

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 6, 2011

Source: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | First Posted: June 05, 2011 - 4:07 pm BRIDGETON, N.J. — Federal labor officials say Latino workers suffer workplace injuries and deaths on the job at a higher rate than all other workers combined. Experts say in... Read more

Day laborers face hardships

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 3, 2011

Day laborers face hardships

By Philip Riley & Chris Samson ARGUS-COURIER STAFF | Posted in the PressDemocrat.com Published: Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 3:00 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 3:26 p.m. (Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about Latinos in Petaluma.... Read more

New Latino Group Aiming for Day Labor Center in Petaluma

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 3, 2011

New Latino Group Aiming for Day Labor Center in Petaluma

Center would offer English classes, trades workshops and serve as a community hub for Latino workers By Karina Ioffee | May 23, 2011 | Posted in Petaluma.Patch.com Day laborers wait at the Shell gas station at Bodega and Howard Street on a... Read more

Community members honor fallen laborer, create awareness about immigration reform

Posted by NDLON Staff / June 3, 2011

Community members honor fallen laborer, create awareness about immigration reform

By ALEJANDRO CANO Published: Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:49 PM CDT (Posted in Fontana Herald News) Marina Wood speaks out for social justice at the ceremony which honored Fernando Pedraza, a day laborer who died four years ago. (Herald News photo by Alejandro... Read more

Opponents, supporters of Georgia's immigration law sound off over Arizona court decision

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 26, 2011

Atlanta Journal Constitution 05.26.2011 Read more

Working for a better life. Day Worker Center benefits laborer and homeowner alike.

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 19, 2011

by Nick Veronin | Posted in: Mountain View Voice With a 1,500 square-foot backyard, including a small orchard of apricot, nectarine and apple trees, a large vegetable patch, a greenhouse, and a wide variety of flowers, Harold Black has his... Read more

Employee of Year humbled by honor, attention

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 12, 2011

Employee of Year humbled by honor, attention

By DAN EAKIN, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Posted in Courier-Gazette.com | Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:52 AM CDT Submitted Photo - Adrian Magallanes, left, 2011 City of Plano Employee of the Year, is introduced by Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock. When Adrian... Read more

EDITORIAL: Businesses can't be the immigration police for Colorado

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 6, 2011

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Why doesn’t Napa have a day laborer center?

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 4, 2011

REBECCA HUVAL | Posted in Napa Valley Register | Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 9:30 pm Juan Carlos, a day laborer who looks for work next to Home Depot regularly, said a day laborer center would help keep the exchange of... Read more

Laborers march in Woodside

Posted by NDLON Staff / May 3, 2011

Demonstrators chanting slogans demand rights for day workers By Rich Bockmann | Posted on YourNabe.com | Monday, May 2, 2011 6:48 PM EDT Activist Nicholas Chango (c.), originally from Ecuador, leads a chant along Roosevelt Avenue. Photo by Christina Santucci Supporters of workers’... Read more

For Workers Who Get Stiffed, Immigration Status is Irrelevant

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 28, 2011

For Workers Who Get Stiffed, Immigration Status is Irrelevant

By Ashley Tarr | Email the author | Posted in: South-East Brewster Patch | April 27, 2011   Day laborers wait for work on Main Street in the Village of Brewster earlier this month. Credit Ashley Tarr One attorney says that... Read more

Federal judges block NY town’s day laborer law

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 28, 2011

APRIL 26, 2011, 3:46 P.M. ET Associated Press GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A new court ruling upholds a preliminary injunction barring a Long Island town from enforcing its day laborer ordinance. The U.S. Court of Appeals decision, released Tuesday, supports a temporary restraining... Read more

Dealing with cancer: Family deals with radiation effects

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 20, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 By Clint Confehr, Senior Staff Writer | Marshall Tribune PALMETTO — George Mitchell is “tired,” and willing to leave this world. He won’t force it, but he’s signed documents so physicians can refrain from providing treatment... Read more

Immigration law uncertainty hangs over Hispanic neighborhoods

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 18, 2011

Source: East Valley Tribune updated 4/18/2011 12:46:11 PM ET Adan Gallegos stands with a crowd of day laborers waiting on job offers in front of the Circle K convenience store in Chandler’s “Little Sonora” neighborhood. On this day, there... Read more

Call For Raises For Dallas Minimum Wage Sanitation Workers

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2011

Call For Raises For Dallas Minimum Wage Sanitation Workers

BJ Austin, KERA News (2011-04-05) | Source: KERA Listen Now DALLAS, TX (KERA) - Dallas civil rights and union activists marked the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King yesterday evening with a rally for Dallas... Read more

Iowa should crack down on wage thieves

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2011

4:16 PM, Apr. 1, 2011 | Source: DesMoinesRegister.com Few crimes are more contemptible than wage theft. When an employer stiffs a worker of promised wages, the employer is not just stealing money from the worker. The employer has stolen hours... Read more

Birmingham’s Hispanic day laborers find work scarce in tough economy

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2011

Birmingham’s Hispanic day laborers find work scarce in tough economy

Published: Sunday, April 03, 2011, 7:15 AM By Val Walton–The Birmingham News | Source: Blog.Al.Com Benjamin Parra is grateful for his maintenance job at a fast-food restaurant in Hoover. He knows he’s lucky, he said, because many other Hispanic immigrants... Read more

54 years ago…

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2011

54 years ago…

LARRY KASSOUF | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Source: Longboat Key News Pipecrafters yard at 7:20 a.m. Broadway Avenue and Miles Park Avenue Cleveland, Ohio Summer 1957 My father would check for any last-minute changes in scheduling before he dropped me off for work... Read more

Graton Day Labor Center Celebrates 10 Years

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2011

Graton Day Labor Center Celebrates 10 Years

By LAURIE WEED | SEBASTOPOL CORRESPONDENT | Thursday, March 31st, 2011 | Source: Sebastopol.Towns.PressDemocract.com Yadira Flores, left, is taught English by Sebastopol volunteer Liz Finn at the Graton Day Labor Center, Tuesday March 29, 2011. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011 As... Read more

Immigration Reform, Georgia Style

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 11, 2011

Gwinnett Gazette 04.09.2011 Read more

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When War is Peace and 'Secure Communities' Means 'Deportation': Orwell as Advisor to the President - Huffington Post

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 31, 2011

When President Obama visited my native country of El Salvador he spoke of legalization while back in the US Salvadorans like Maria Bolaños face deportation. Read more

10 Years Working for Social Change | Centro Campesino

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 30, 2011

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Legislation targets employers who shortchange undocumented immigrants

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2011

5:38 PM, Mar. 27, 2011 | Written by ABBOTT KOLOFF - STAFF WRITER Alejandro Flores, 22, of Morristown (left) came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 16. He said an Italian restaurant owes him $1,350 in wages. / STAFF... Read more

Unsafe rides are just part of the job for flier distributors

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2011

Posted Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011 | By Barry Shlachter - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "Walkers," who hang advertising fliers on homes' doorknobs, get ready to leave in the back of a pickup at a south Fort Worth convenience store Wednesday. - Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison It’s 5:15... Read more

N. Carolina day laborers receive help from Hispanic “angels”

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 29, 2011

Published March 28, 2011 | EFE Charlotte – Members of an Hispanic group have made themselves into “angels” by offering a plate of free food to day laborers suffering the consequences of being unemployed and dealing with tightening... Read more

D Magazine Puts “Hire A Day Laborer” On Its “Must Do In Dallas” List

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 25, 2011

D Magazine Puts “Hire A Day Laborer” On Its “Must Do In Dallas” List

By Cindy Casares | 24 Mar 2011 | 20:51 D Magazine in Dallas just printed a must-do list featuring “52 Things Every Dallasite Must Do” to be “a true local.” On it, between the local restaurant recommendations and the... Read more

Federal appeals court hears arguments on Redondo Beach day laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 24, 2011

Federal appeals court hears arguments on Redondo Beach day laborers

By Eric Bradley Staff Writer Posted: 03/21/2011 06:16:16 PM PDT Updated: 03/23/2011 10:50:41 AM PDT NOV. 17, 2004 FILE PHOTO: Day laborers Marco Bastlucio, center, and Victor Gonzalez, right, voice their opinions at a protest rally in front of the Redondo Beach City Hall. The... Read more

Hidden cameras test public’s prejudice toward immigration

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 17, 2011

Posted on 16 March 2011 By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Public attitudes toward immigration are put to the test on the latest episode of a news–reality hybrid television show that uses hidden cameras to record the reactions ... Read more

LA Police Commission supports officer shooting of Guatemalan day laborer

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 16, 2011

LA Police Commission supports officer shooting of Guatemalan day laborer

5:55 a.m. | Frank Stoltze | KPCC KPCC Audio Broadcast Victor Lopez is a Guatemalan community activist who says police have done a better job reaching out to his community in the wake of the shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer. The... Read more

LA becomes 7th city to alter impound practices

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 16, 2011

March 16, 2011 | Ryan Gabrielson At a sobriety checkpoint in December 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department impounded 64 cars from unlicensed drivers while making just four drunken driving arrests. That disparity has been common for years at such... Read more

Ruling due Tuesday in LAPD shooting that sparked protests, clashes

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 15, 2011

Ruling due Tuesday in LAPD shooting that sparked protests, clashes

March 15, 2011 | 7:16am Photo: Passers-by check out a makeshift memorial at West 6th Street and South Union Avenue, where a 37-year-old Guatemalan day laborer was shot and killed by an LAPD officer last year. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times The... Read more

Connecticut City Settles Suit in Arrests of Day Laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 10, 2011

Connecticut City Settles Suit in Arrests of Day Laborers

By SAM DOLNICK | Published: March 9, 2011 The City of Danbury, Conn., has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by eight day laborers who complained that their 2006 arrest in a local police sting operation ... Read more

Day laborers' center planned in Plainfield

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 9, 2011

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Crowd Rallies This Weekend for Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 9, 2011

Crowd Rallies This Weekend for Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

By: Molly Rosenthal | March 7, 2011 – 12:23 pm Domestic workers, employers and their families gathered at the Women’s Building this Sunday in support of a new Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Introduced by California assembly member Tom Ammiano last... Read more

Wal-Mart Warehouse Workers File Class Action Wage Theft Lawsuit

Posted by NDLON Staff / March 1, 2011

Wal-Mart Warehouse Workers File Class Action Wage Theft Lawsuit

By Kari Lydersen | In These Times | Monday, Feb 28, 2011, 2:57 pm Deathrice Jimerson and Demetrie Collins allege they were cheated out of hundreds of dollars in wages at a Wal-Mart warehouse. (Photo by Kari Lydersen) CHICAGO—After... Read more

Georgia Lawmaker Seeks to Outlaw Day Laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 23, 2011

By: GEORGE FRANCO/myfoxatlanta   ATLANTA - Day laborers are used all over Metro Atlanta for cash paying jobs. However, those days are numbered if a Georgia legislator has his way. State Senator Jeff Mullis has introduced a bill to ban the hiring of... Read more

Arizona immigration battle turns bitter | World news | The Guardian

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 21, 2011

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Undocumented worker who became quadriplegic is moved to Mexico against his will

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 17, 2011

Hospital’s decision to send quadriplegic man back to Mexico angers those in Chicago who cared for him By Judith Graham, Becky Schlikerman and Abel Uribe, Tribune reporters, 6:05 p.m. CST, February 6, 2011 Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, 20, is cared for by an... Read more

Study: Day laborers vulnerable to variety of employer abuses

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 17, 2011

Study: Day laborers vulnerable to variety of employer abuses

5:13 PM, Feb. 12, 2011 | Kim Predham Lueddeke: (732) 308-7752; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Contributing: Staff Writer Vanessa Vera Roman. LAKEWOOD — Jesus Garcia was easy prey. During a meeting Wednesday evening at the New Labor office in Lakewood, Samuel Alonso speaks about how day... Read more

A Minor Setback for Arizona's Residents

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 15, 2011

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Federal judge orders release of document metadata

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 10, 2011

by Christine Beckett | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press For the first time, a federal court has ruled that metadata — information related to the history, tracking or management of an electronic document — must be released... Read more

Council Votes to Revise Street Solicitation Ordinance

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 9, 2011

Council Votes to Revise Street Solicitation Ordinance

The revised version of the ordinance means solicitation of goods, services, handbills, etc. cannot occur in the vehicular roadway, median and gutter area. By Leslie Perales | 6:00am Credit: Leslie Perales The Herndon Town Council voted 4-3 to pass a... Read more

Day Laborers will picket exploitive employer

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 8, 2011

–via Renee Saucedo Monday Feb 7th, 2011 1:24 PM On Tuesday, February 8, at 9 am, at 2619 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, in Oakland, dozens of day laborers , domestic workers, and their supporters will picket the private home... Read more

Police Chief Will Review Custody Holds Of Undocumented Migrants

Posted by NDLON Staff / February 1, 2011

Police Chief Will Review Custody Holds Of Undocumented Migrants

Eileen Fleming (2011-02-01 | Listen Now NEW ORLEANS, LA. (WWNO) - Superintendent Serpas says the police department is reaching out to the Vietnamese and Spanish-speaking communities. Representatives of the Congress of Day Laborers told Serpas at a community meeting that people... Read more

News from from the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice: VICTORY FOR ORGANIZED DAY LABORERS AS LOUISIANA OPENS FIRST…

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 31, 2011

News from from the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice: VICTORY FOR ORGANIZED DAY LABORERS AS LOUISIANA OPENS FIRST DAY LABORER CENTER

Dear Friends, RUSTY COSTANZA / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Officials with the City of Gretna, day laborers, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Congress of Day Laborers gather for a ribbon cutting for a tented area under the West Bank Expressway for day... Read more

Workplace Project fights for Latino immigrants on Long Island

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 24, 2011

By Samantha Eng (Posted in Long Island News Report) January 24, 2011 Through several important initiatives including training programs for immigrants, language education and workers’ rights courses, The Workplace Project works to end the exploitation of Latino immigrant workers. Founded... Read more

Herndon City Council Revisits Discriminatory Day Laborer Restrictions

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 24, 2011

Herndon City Council Revisits Discriminatory Day Laborer Restrictions

by Prerna Lal (Posted in Change.org) January 24, 2011 | 6:00 AM (PT) Once upon a time, Herndon, a small town in Virginia, could no longer tolerate the sight of Latino men soliciting jobs in public places. It made an... Read more

Day Laborer Center Gives Back to Community

Posted by NDLON Staff / January 18, 2011

Day Laborer Center Gives Back to Community

Day Worker Center of Mountain View spent MLK Jr. day out on the streets picking up litter. January 18, 2011 By Nicole Baldocchi | Mountain View Patch On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, instead of taking the day off, the Day Worker Center... Read more

Arizona's Toughest Sheriff and the Human Rights Crisis he Created

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 1, 2010

"They call me KKK, I consider it an honor. It means we're doing something," are the startling words of Sheriff Arpaio, the top law enforcer of Maricopa County, Arizona. Unlike radio hosts or other public officials who lose their posts instantly... Read more

Is Obama an Accomplice in Arizona's Human Rights Crisis?

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 1, 2010

On one hand, President Obama took the politically courageous (if not constitutionally obligatory) step to file suit in Arizona against SB 1070. On other hand, he has massively ramped up the very policies which created the political conditions for 1070's passage... Read more

NDLON Press Release: On Eve of SB1070 in Arizona: 22 Jurisdictions Join Failed Police and ICE Program

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 20, 2010

For Immediate Release / Excuse Cross Postings / Please Distribute Date: April 20, 2010 Contact: Marco Loera, 602-373-3859 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On Eve of SB1070 in Arizona: 22 Jurisdictions Join Failed Police and ICE Program Today the Department of Homeland Security announced 22 jurisdictions... Read more

Immigration Bill To Affect Day Laborers: Employers At Risk If Worker Is Not Legal Resident

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 20, 2010

Peter Busch, Reporter, KPHO.com PHOENIX — The controversial immigration bill that passed through the Arizona state legislature Monday could make you a criminal if your landscaper or maid is in the country illegally. A section in the bill makes it a crime... Read more

Urgent Message from Pablo Alvarado, Director of NDLON, regarding SB 1070

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 16, 2010

An urgent plea for help in Arizona: Stop Criminalization of Our Communities! Dear Friends, We write with an urgent plea for your assistance. This week, the Arizona legislature passed the most anti-immigrant legislation the United States has seen in a... Read more

NDLON launches website: ¡Alto Arizona! — A response and ACTION against Arizona Senate Bill 1070.

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 16, 2010

We are calling on arizona governor jan brewer to veto SB 1070. Arizona is on the verge of enacting the most anti-immigrant legislation the country has seen in a generation. This is a bill which apparently... Read more

House OKs Sweeping Immigration Bill

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 15, 2010

PHOENIX - Lawmakers Tuesday debated a bill that would make Arizona one of the toughest states for immigration enforcement. Outside, ranchers rallied for more border control but were drowned out by protesters voicing opposition to the tough new bill. The Arizona... Read more

Lawmakers channel ‘Lord of the Flies’

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 15, 2010

by E. J. Montini - Apr. 15, 2010 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Mom and dad (the federal government) left the kids (Arizona legislators) alone in the House (and Senate) and the children have run wild. And it’s beginning to look like... Read more

Arizona Clears Strict Immigration Bill

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 14, 2010

By MIRIAM JORDAN Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday passed one of the toughest pieces of immigration-enforcement legislation in the country, which would make it a violation of state law to be in the U.S. without proper documentation. It would... Read more

Arizona goes it alone with tough immigration laws

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 14, 2010

Arizona goes it alone with tough immigration laws

The most harsh rules in the US target workers without papers, which, opponents say, will lead to harassment Ewen MacAskill, Washington, guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 April 2010 19.54 BST A border patrol agent in the Arizona desert. The state has introduced... Read more

NDLON responds to the passage of Arizona SB1070

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2010

For Immediate Release / Excuse Cross Postings / Please Distribute Contact: Marco Loera, 602-373-3859 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Date:  April 13, 2010 The following is a statement by Chris Newman, Legal Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network: “Arizona is on the verge of... Read more

Arizona passes strict illegal immigration act

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 13, 2010

By Nicholas Riccardi, 2:49 p.m. - April 13, 2010 Reporting from Denver “It’s beyond the pale,” said Chris Newman, legal director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. “It appears to mandate racial profiling.” Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday... Read more

El Hielo de ICE: La verdad del 287(g)

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2010

El Hielo de ICE: La verdad del 287(g)

America’s Voice / Rafael Prieto | 2010-04-08 | La Opinión Las deportaciones han persistido mediante el programa 287(g), que opera con gruesas fallas./La Prensa. Para la comunidad hispana que experimenta diariamente los efectos de las acciones del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas... Read more

Poizner define sus posiciones

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2010

Poizner define sus posiciones

El aspirante a gobernador se aferra a su lucha contra los indocumentados Pilar Marrero/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 2010-04-08 | La Opinión ENTREVISTA Steve Poizner. Ciro Cesar/La Opinión Muchos hemos visto el comercial en la televisión. Un carro está a punto de caer por un... Read more

Alertan de fallos en los programas de bienestar para los hijos de indocumentados

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2010

7 de abril de 2010, 04:09 PM Washington, 7 abr (EFE).- Un informe publicado hoy alerta de los fallos de los programas de bienestar infantil que obvian las circunstancias de hijos de padres indocumentados arrestados o deportados, y perjudican a los... Read more

US Labor Secretary sends message to America’s under-paid and under-protected:‘We Can Help!’

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2010

News Release WHD News Release: [04/01/2010] Contact Name: Dolline Hatchett Phone Number: (202) 251-7929 cell or 202-693-4651 office Release Number: 10-0411-NAT US Labor Secretary sends message to America’s under-paid and under-protected:‘We Can Help!’ Solis announces national campaign and commits to bringing justice... Read more

Leonia church helps day laborers

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2010

Leonia church helps day laborers

Friday, April 9, 2010 LEONIA LIFE Palisades Park — Holy Spirit Lutheran Church of Leonia (ELCA) recently received a $2,000 grant from Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey to help fund a lunch program for day laborers in Palisades Park. The program... Read more

Jornaleros arrestados se defienden

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 9, 2010

Jornaleros arrestados se defienden

CRISTINA LOBO GUERRERO/EDLP | 2010-04-08 | La Raza Aparecen dos de los ocho jornaleros que comparecieron en la corte de Elizabeth. cristina loboguerrero/edlp ELIZABETH, Nueva Jersey — Ocho de los 12 jornaleros arrestados el mes pasado por la policía de Elizabeth y... Read more

Labor Department Launches ‘We Can Help’ Campaign for Workers

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 8, 2010

by KYW’s Brad Segall The U.S. Labor Department has kicked off a nationwide campaign designed to let workers know they have a place to go if they feel they are being treated unfairly at work. The “We Can Help” campaign is a... Read more

Arizona Set to Pass Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 7, 2010

by CARA on 4.6.2010 In Arizona, the legislature looks set to pass a truly terrifying anti-immigration bill that would, among other thing, allow police to arrest undocumented immigrants on the charge of trespassing simply for being in the state: The Arizona Legislature... Read more

Activists on DHS’s 287g Program: “End It, Don’t Mend It”

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 7, 2010

Activists on DHS’s 287g Program: “End It, Don’t Mend It”

Source: Uprising Radio, Host: Sonali Kolhatkar (KPFK 90.7 FM) Listen to this segment | the entire program On Friday, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security released an extensive internal report on its 287 (g) immigration agreements. The agreement... Read more

Anti-illegal immigration group wants census used to find illegal immigrants

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 7, 2010

Originally published April 07, 2010 By Abby Sewell Medill News Service WASHINGTON — An anti-illegal immigration group has launched a push for U.S. census data to be used to enforce immigration law. The North Carolina-based group Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee called... Read more

Jupiter’s El Sol Center launches ‘Hire A Worker’ campaign

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 6, 2010

MIKE RICHMOND JUPITER — Homeowners, businesses and others needing help with work are invited to “spring forward and hire a worker” from Jupiter’s El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center to help with all those spring cleaning jobs that seem... Read more

Arizona: A State With Hate

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 6, 2010

Arizona: A State With Hate

John Carlos Frey, Director Posted: April 6, 2010 06:41 PM Arizona state legislators are once again positioning themselves to be the most hate-based state in the union. Arizona State Senator Russell K. Pearce (R) is a perfect example of... Read more

New poll shows ’sea change’ in Californians’ attitudes toward illegal immigration

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 6, 2010

New poll shows ’sea change’ in Californians’ attitudes toward illegal immigration

Ken McLaughlin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rally attendees hold a San Jose based rally in support of a massive pro-immigration rally in Washington D.C. at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, March 21, 2010. (Josie Lepe/Mercury News) (Josie Lepe) In a... Read more

DHS Report Criticizes 287(g) Immigration Program/Informe del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional critica programa de inmigración 287(g)

Posted by NDLON Staff / April 6, 2010

Democracy Now! | Headlines for April 05, 2010 (English followed by Spanish Text) A new federal report has criticized the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program, which gives state and local law enforcement agencies authority to enforce immigration laws. The Department... Read more