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for immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n   On one year anniversary of landmark CA TRUST ACT, is Los Angeles poised to buck national trend of de-Arizonification? ICE Out of LA Coalition to Rally Before BOS Vote.   October 6, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Though hard to believe, there are rumors that the LA Board of Supervisors might vote to extend 287(g), a deportation program that has been discredited and essentially abandoned across the country.   Conceived as a program to "disappear" immigrants without due process or probable cause, the program works hand in hand with the infamous Secure Communities program.   The result of jail based deportations has been a deportation surge, civil rights violations, and erosion of public safety.    In fact, in LA County, 44%  of Latinos report being less likely to call the police out of fear that authorities will investigate their immigration status.    Even the notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio has acknowledged that the 287(g) program caused racial profiling.       Now, 250 jurisdictions have taken steps to protect residents from brutal, unconstitutional detainer initiated deportations.  On the eve of vote in Los Angeles, residents, immigrants, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders are planning to rally at the Board of Supervisors tomorrow morning at 9:00 am to oppose the program outside of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.   Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) states, "From Washington DC to LA county, there is a trust deficit right now when it comes to policymaking on immigration.    We fully expect LA supervisors to do the right thing and continue progress toward creating a clear line between local police and deportation efforts by ending the 287(g) agreement.  The TRUST Act passed one year ago was a major step forward followed by Los Angeles refusing to submit to Immigration’s unconstitutional detainer requests. Now the Board has the opportunity to further remove Arizona-style policies from LA’s books.”   Luis Ojeda, from the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA), says, "There is no reason for ICE to be in LA jails period.  Particularly for the Supervisors who are primarily motivated by public safety considerations , this should be an easy vote as there is a mountain of evidence that 287(g) has undermined community safety." "It's rather surprising that there is still a debate…
For immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n UPDATE: DACA Recipient Interrupts President’s Speech at CHC GalaWhile Families Facing Deportation Protest Outside Demanding Seat at the Table Video available at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/53499354 Outside the gala, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Casa de Maryland, Workers United of DC, Juntos and others picketed with signs reading, “#DACA4ALL,” “Stop the Deportations,” and “#Not1More delay” Two immigrant rights leaders from the Philadelphia area made the trip to implore that the President offer relief immediately to release their husbands from detention and reunite their families. Maritza Guzman explained, “Since my husband was taken by ICE our lives haven't been the same. My children have developed complicated illnesses and without my husband's support, I've hit bottom. I'm tired of living like this. The President has to keep his promise. I'm here to deliver the message to the President myself if necessary." Criticism spread from the President to the Hispanic Caucus (CHC) itself.  Despite a position from the CHC that relief must be applied to those who would’ve qualified for the Senate bill , it recently provided political cover for the President’s decision to delay reforms until after the elections.  “Latino leaders should be demanding the President end the suffering of the people they represent today, not tomorrow. It doesn’t make sense for him to be invited to celebrate Latino heritage while he’s still responsible for so much damage to the Latino community,” says Salvador G. Sarmiento of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Contact: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n for media availability to respond to the President’s speech at the CHC Gala ###
Jueves, 02 Octubre 2014 16:59

NDLON Reacts to President's CHC Gala Speech

In reaction to President's speech on immigration tonight at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala, Pablo Alvarado issued the following statement:    "The President correctly noted that people want to know 'where [his] heart is' on immigration, and his reaction to the courageous shouts of Blanca Hernandez, summed things up perfectly.  The President said, 'listen to what i'm going to say.  I'm going to get to that. I'm going to get to it.'    We have been hearing that rhetoric for six years as the President has unnecessarily destroyed immigrant workers' families and repeatedly delayed use of his existing legal authority, all in pursuit of a failed legislative strategy.     We believe strongly the President is getting bad legal and political advice.  He must reverse course immediately to close the widening gap between his rhetoric and his policies that threatens his legacy as President.  Simply put, the President's credibility is on the line.  We fully expect that he will improve upon, rather than undermine, the legalization standard set in the Senate bill, and we continue to demand the voices of those who are most impacted by his brutal policy to have an audience with him. And above all, we call upon the President to use his authority before, not after, the election. "   ###
For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross-Posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n Immigrant and LGBTQ Organization Applaud Congressional  Support of Inclusion in Immigration Relief Washington DC - On Monday, Representatives Jared Polis, Raul Grijalva, David Cicilline, and Zoe Lofgren sent letter to the President calling for executive action that protects LGBT immigrants. The letter, signed by forty-four members of Congress, was well received by Immigrant and LBGTQ organizations: “Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement echoes the demand of the  Congress members Polis, Grijalva, Cicilline and Lofgren to pressure President Obama to pass an administrative relief to stop the deportation of LGBTQ undocumented immigrants and undocumented people across the country. We must continue to organize and add pressure to the president in order to get the most expansive administrative relief possible and ensure the trans and queer undocumented community is included,” Jorge Gutierrez, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. “We welcome Congressional support for the inclusion of protections for undocumented LGBTQ immigrants in executive immigration action and more voices pressing the President to act. There’s no excuse for the president to delay policies he himself admits are inhumane. He has the authority to enact expansive relief that includes LGBTQ immigrants who may not have family ties but are as equally deserving as anyone else,” Tania Unzueta, National Day Laborer Organizing Network. “Southerners On New Ground is thrilled that Congressional leaders are not only taking into account the acute impact of President Obama's deportation policies on LGBTQ communities, but are urging him to reconsider the life and death consequences into his own political calculations and those of the Democratic Party.  Our communities cannot afford to wait for this election cycle to have reprieve from the daily violence, isolation and fear many face inside of detention centers, and the anguish that thousands face with the ongoing threat of deportation,” Paulina Helm-Hernandez, Southerners On New Ground. The letter for protections of LGBTQ immigrants follows a request from 42 Representatives for President Obama to meet directly with undocumented families affected by his policies. The Blue Ribbon Commission, a group of current and formerly undocumented people, issued its 14 recommendations for executive action on immigration last  April and have requested a meeting to present them to the President. Groups will be picketing at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gala on Thursday urging the President to expand relief immediately. The picket will take place at 6:00 PM at the Walter E. Washington…
For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross-Posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n Hispanic Caucus Gala to be Target of Protest by Immigrant Communities Over President's Continued Deportations Instead of Hosting the President, the CHC Should Be Representing its Constituency and Demanding Immediate Relief What: Picket line demanding deferred action and immediate relief from deportation Where: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW When: Thursday October 2 | 6:00pm–7:00pm Who: National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Workers United of Washington, DC, #Not1More Campaign Washington, DC—Immigrant communities are noting a contradiction in this week's Hispanic Heritage celebratory gala hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the guest of honor at the event, President Obama, who recently announced he would delay executive action and deport another estimated 60,000 people while his Party campaigns for reelection in the midterms. For this reason immigrant communities will protest continued deportations at the CHC's gala on October 2 at 6:00 PM. "We want action before, not after the election. There is no excuse for the President to delay reforming a deportation policy that he himself described as inhumane, and there is certainly no excuse for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to accept a new protracted timeline. It appears the President is still relying on terrible political and legal advice when it comes to his deportation policy, and it is up to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to tell him to take action immediately. Our message is this: if the President walks into a room full of Latino leaders, he will be met with protest, not acquiescence," explains Salvador G. Sarmiento of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). The CHC has recently been under fire for acquiescing to the President's new timeline in a response statement released nearly two weeks after the President went back on his commitment to take action before Summer's end. Rather than the CHC, the strongest response to the President's delay came from a group of 42 Congressional Democrats who sent a letter to the President saying that it was necessary for him to meet directly with persons in deportation proceedings. ###
For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross-Posting Contact: Hairo Cortes, NDLON, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n  714.737.1069 42 Dems Ask President to Meet Directly With Persons Affected by Deportation Policies September 19, 2014, Washington, DC--On Friday, 42 Members of the U.S. Congress sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that he meet directly with people suffering from his deportation and detention policies. The letter, led by Reps. Grijalva, Lewis, Chu, and Schakowsky, is in reaction to the President's most recent delay of administrative action on deportations.  In reaction to the letter, the Blue Ribbon Commission made up of currently and formerly undocumented persons, issued the following statement: "The multiple delays are evidence that the President continues to chose politics over people's lives and that he continues to live up to the title of 'Deporter in Chief.' We commend the U.S. Representatives that have signed onto this letter. It underscores the fact that persons that are directly experiencing President Obama's deportation and detention policies are of course the best equipped to convey the suffering in our communities. "Today, real leadership on immigration means ensuring that the President is accountable to those who are most impacted by his policies and ensuring that there are consequences for inaction. We call on other organizations and community leaders to take a stand with us and say, 'no more meetings about us, with us'."  On July the Blue Ribbon Commission called on President Obama to meet with directly impacted undocumented people, and asked allies to boycott any meetings in which undocumented people are not present. Since then we have picked up support from the AFL-CIO and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. ###  
For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross-Posting Share at: http://www.ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1090-raction-chc-resolution Contact: Hairo Cortes, NDLON, 714.737.1069  NDLON’s Initial Reaction to Hispanic Caucus’ Immigration Resolution  In reaction to Congressman to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ resolution on administrative immigration action, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement: “The Congressional Hispanic Caucus resolution does not adequately reflect the views of undocumented immigrants, their families, or the immigrant rights community at large.   The CHC should not acquiesce to the President's most recent timeline. “There is clearly a failure of leadership in Washington DC that extends well beyond the White House, and it is time to tell the truth about those who put partisan interests above the welfare of those who propelled them into positions of leadership. “We insist that the President act with the full extent of his legal authority today, not after the election, to prevent unnecessary suffering and injustice caused by his brutal deportation policy, and we will continue to insist that the President meet directly with undocumented immigrants and their families. “This should not be a controversial request.  The President is clearly getting bad legal and political advice when it comes to immigration. He has met with lobbyists and business leaders, but he hasn't looked into the eyes of the people most affected by his unjust deportation policy.  If he did, he would take action without delay.  The President must now demonstrate his commitment to the eventual citizenship of immigrants by honoring their request for self-representation."  ###
For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross-Posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n 773.791.4668 Blue Ribbon Commission Reacts Congressman Grijalva’s Letter In reaction to Congressman Grijalva and other Congressional Democrats’ letter asking President Obama to meet with people undocumented people, Maru Mora, member of the Blue Ribbon Commission, issued the following statement: “I commend Congress members Raul Grijalva, John Lewis, Judy Chu, and Jan Schakowsky for their leadership in elevating, rather than suppressing, the voices of undocumented people who live with the threat of deportation every day. Too often politicians and lobbyists on Capitol Hill speak on our behalf without truly understanding our urgency for action, nor our need to see broad relief. This is why we welcome all support to be our own advocates in a meeting with President Obama. We hope more members of Congress sign on to this letter.” On July the Blue Ribbon Commission called on President Obama to meet with directly impacted undocumented people, and asked allies to boycott any meetings in which undocumented people are not present. Since then we have picked up support from the AFL-CIO and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. ###
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // Excuse Cross-Postings   Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, NDLON, 202-746-2099 / Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n   Share at: http://www.ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1088-raction-chc-wh-meet   NDLON Reaction to Latino Caucus' Meeting with White House   September 11, 2014, Los Angeles, CA--On Thursday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. In reaction to the meeting and the new timetable for executive action announced by the White House, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), made the following statement:    Like the Hispanic Caucus, we are seeking assurances that the President will stick to his word. The best way for President Obama to demonstrate his sincerity is to look straight into the eyes of those individuals who are fighting their own deportations and detentions and make the promise.    ###
Sábado, 06 Septiembre 2014 12:57

Initial Reaction to Delay of Immigration Action

For immediate release // Excuse cross-posting  // Please Forward    Share at: http://www.ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1087-reactions-delay-immigrant-rights-org Contact: Hairo Cortes, 714.737.1069, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n   Initial Reaction to Delay of Immigration Action  In reaction to the President's delay of Administrative Relief until after the elections, local immigrant rights organizations in the #Not1More Deportation Campaign released the following reactions:     “This delay shows why our communities have named President Obama the Deporter-in-Chief. Because of the current deportation machine, my father is set to leave the country this October. Unless the President sits down at the table with those directly affected and prompt action is taken to stop deportations, my family sees President Obama’s 'administrative relief plan' as just another broken promise. When he has the power to shut off the deportation machine, he instead allows it to instill fear in our communities and tear families apart.” Gabriela Benitez, Undocumented Illinois   "With this decision Obama is once again ensuring his place in the history books as the Deporter-in-Chief. By refusing to reverse course on his disastrous policies in the name of political expedience, the President actively gives the green light to the continued devastation of immigrant communities and families across the country. The President only needs to consider the hunger strikes in detention centers and the civil disobedience actions across the country to understand that we have long since discarded the role traditionally assigned us: that of political pawns in an election cycle. We will continue to bring this fight to the President as long as it takes for him to do the right thing.”  Angelica Chazaro, Northwest Detention Center Resistance   "Obama's latest political game demonstrates clearly that the Democratic Party is choosing to fight for another potentially fruitless term in office at the expense of our lives and families. In Arizona, we have learned that our community's bravery far surpasses that of any elected official.  With the announcement of the President's cowardly delay on immigration relief, our support for the Democratic Party cannot be taken for granted.  Without affirmative relief for our families, we are calling for a boycott of the vote.  We cannot support a party that is destroying our families." Carlos Garcia, Puente Arizona   "We are sorely disappointed that once again our immigrant communities have become pawns in a political waiting game, and to what end? The democratic leadership seems just as willing to block immediate relief as Congress, while President Obama's deportation…
For immediate release // Excuse cross-posting    Share at: http://www.ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1086-ndlon-delay-reaction Contact: Hairo Cortes, 714.737.1069, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n   NDLON: Initial Reaction to Delay of Immigration Action   In reaction to the President's delay of Administrative Relief until after the elections, Pablo Alvarado and Marisa Franco of NDLON issued the following statements:   Pablo Alvarado: There has been a failure of leadership in Washington DC for five years, as many within and around the White House have chosen to use immigrant lives as a political wedge issue. Their hypocrisy is laid bare today, but it will not undermine the resolve of the immigrants whose courage has brought the unjust immigration policy to the forefront of the national agenda.   The President is capitulating to the politics of fear again, but the delay will only serve to unify and embolden the immigrant rights community to escalate its demands. Marisa: Every time the President has broken a promise and pushed the timeline back, it has escalated expectations for the scope of relief, and this time is no different. We will continue to organize in defense our communities, and we will take bold and aggressive action in defense of equality for immigrants. Yesterday the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda agreed to boycott meetings with President Obama until he meets with Undocumented people directly impacted by his policies: http://nationalhispanicleadership.org/headlines/hispanic_leaders_call_for_greater_inclusivity_in_presidents_immigration_deliberations/  ###
For immediate release // Excuse cross-posting   Share at: http://www.ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1085-blue-ribbon-commission-response-president-must-meet-with-undocumented-people   Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, 202.746.2099, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n   Blue Ribbon Commission: Now’s the Most Important Time for President Obama to Meet With Undocumented People   Nothing about us without us!   In reaction to the President's statement during the NATO summit, Maru Mora, member of the Blue Ribbon Commission, issued the following statement:   "It has become clear that now is the most important time for President Obama to meet with undocumented people, it is not enough for immigration lobbysts in Washington to be the sole group of stakeholders meeting with President Obama to discuss the timing and scope of pending administrative changes to immigration policy. This is why members of the Blue Ribbon Commission, a group composed of undocumented people in deportation proceedings and family of people in immigration detention, ask our allies in Washington to press President Obama to meet with us.   “History has shown that people directly impacted by unjust policies are the best advocates for ending them, and that the most basic foundation of citizenship is the right to self representation in issues that affect us directly. History will now judge President Obama’s legacy on the timing and scope of his policies, and on whether he listens to those directly affected to craft the necessary solutions to the deportation crisis.”   On July 28th the Blue Ribbon Commission issued a letter calling on President Obama to meet with undocumented people.   ###
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // excuse cross-posting   Share at: http://www.ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1084-ga-county-rejects-ice-detention   Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, 202-746-2099, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n GA County Rejects Unconstitutional ICE Detentions, ICE Resorts to Fear to Defend Failed Deportation Quota Program ICE statements contradict new evidence that Secure Communities deportation program has zero effect on crime rateWave of 160+ localities have ended ICE “immigrant holds” to restore trust between local law enforcement & minority communities September 5, 2014, Atlanta, GA–On Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded obstinately to news that Fulton County, GA will no longer submit to unconstitutional ICE detainers. ICE spokesperson Vincent Picard referenced public safety and a laundry list of possible offenses immigrants have been charged with to defend the controversial Secure Communities deportation quota program (S-Comm).   The resolution by County Commissioners, passed unanimously on Wednesday evening and pending action by the County Sheriff, is the latest in a wave of over 160 localities rejecting the warrantless ICE detention requests, a key element of the S-Comm program that uses local police to extend a massive deportation dragnet.   In reaction to the news of Fulton County’s resolution and ICE’s remarks, legal and civil rights advocates made the following remarks:   Adelina Nicholls, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR):   “Despite new evidence to the contrary, ICE continues to repeat the same line to defend the failed S-Comm program, stoking fears of dangerous criminals in our midst. Fear is the last resort of a failed federal program that has only served to sow fear and criminalize our communities.   “Just yesterday, the NY Times announced a new study finding that S-Comm has had zero effect on the crime rate. Thus far, ICE has ignored Latinos, minorities and immigrants, will it also ignore the hard facts? The S-Comm quota program does not make us safer; it is an unconstitutional dragnet that puts our community in danger, and it needs to end.”   “Fulton County residents should be proud of their leadership’s common-sense stand for public safety and due process, which unfortunately stands in stark contrast to ICE’s policies today.”   Salvador G. Sarmiento, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON):   “ICE’s comments are bizzare to say the least. If ICE feels that respecting the U.S. Constitution puts its agents at risk, this is yet another reason the failed S-Comm quota program needs to be terminated completely.   “ICE’s comments exemplify all that is wrong with the S-Comm dragnet. ICE has always privileged its…
  For immediate release // excuse cross-posting Share at: http://www.ndlon.org/en/pressroom/press-releases/item/1083-ndlon-reaction-deportation-study Contact: Salvador Sarmiento, NDLON, 202.746.2099, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n New Study Counters Secure Communities Deportation Quota as “Crime-Control” Independent findings demonstrate program has zero effect on crime rate September 3, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA – A new study by law professors at the University of Chicago and New York University has found that the controversial Secure Communities deportation quota program has had “no observable effects on the overall crime rate.” The study, announced today in the NY Times and set to be published in the November issue of The Journal of Law and Economics, “calls into question the longstanding assumption that deporting noncitizens who commit crimes is an effective crime-control strategy.” In reaction to news of the study, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of NDLON issued the following statement: "This study provides more evidence that this duplicitous program needs to end. The Secure Communities quota program, “S-Comm”, has been a catastrophic failure. Not only does it fail to succeed on its own terms, as this study makes abundantly clear, there is evidence that it undermines public safety. Previous studies, including a 2013 study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, have shown that entangling local police with federal immigration enforcement makes everyone less safe.  "S-Comm has undermined public safety, resulted in grave civil rights violations and undermined the cause of immigration reform. The cold truth is that, until SCOMM is ended entirely, the Obama Administration will continue to be an accomplice to civil rights violations by the likes of Joe Arpaio and others. "We continue to add our voice to the chorus of agreement with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, hundreds of civil rights organizations, law enforcement experts, and local elected officials who demand that S-Comm be ended, not rebooted." 
For Immediate Release Contact:           B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. \n   Day Laborers Hold National Convention in Los Angeles: “Nuestra Lucha, Nuestra Voz” At Pivotal Moment for Immigration Reform, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) celebrates accomplishments, takes stock of moment, and plans next steps   Los Angeles, CA - Sunday, August 24th to Thursday August 28th, 2014   Over 200 day laborers and migrant worker organizers from across the country will gather in Los Angeles next week for the biennial national assembly of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON).    The gathering occurs at a potentially historic moment in the evolution of United States immigration policy.  As Congress recesses and the President contemplates a potentially massive shift in deportation policy, day laborers will plan their collective next steps. Routinely dehumanized as the face of undocumented workers, vilified by nativists, and exploited unscrupulous employers, day laborers are indisputably central to the national discussion about immigration and workforce policy, and NDLON has emerged as a leading voice in an emerging movement for migrant rights.     In courts, in state capitols, in Congress, and on the streets, NDLON has defended civil rights and pushed back against the criminalization of immigrants.  Whether in Arizona, or fighting the Arizonification of other states, NDLON has assumed a leadership role in the fight to end the infamous Secure Communities program.   The network’s #Not1More campaign alongside others created bottom-up pressure that contributed to the President’s recent announcement that he will unilaterally make immigration policy “more humane.”  Many expect a major policy announcement within weeks.   In the meantime, day laborers and their allies are organizing to ensure the broadest inclusion to end the division of “deserving” and “undeserving” within the immigrant community.   All along, its members rise to the occasion as first defenders in natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy in New York and continue the daily work of promoting safe work sites and dignified pay for day laborers who participate in organized street corners and worker centers that serve as community institutions and an example of immigration reform at the local level in cities and towns across the country. At the assembly, worker centers will launch a new campaign to train more than XXX in OSHA 10 standard health and safety procedures, reducing accidents and increasing job opportunities for members.   Through the work of the Network, what started as an effort to improve the lives…
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