National Day Laborer Organizing Network

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The National Day Laborer Organizing Network is affiliated with the United for Peace and Justice.[1]

Several leading staff members are affiliated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

National Day Laborer Organizing Network is affiliated with Caravan Against Fear.

National Day Laborer Organizing Network's (NDLON) mission is "to improve the lives of day laborers in the United States.[2],[3]

From their website:

"NDLON improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, search NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, site mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights. NDLON fosters safer, more humane environments for day laborers, both men and women, to earn a living, contribute to society, and integrate into the community."[4]

Fighting Sheriff Joe Arpaio

National Day Laborer Organizing Network "focuses on immigrant rights and has been using a strategy honed in fights against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose immigration crackdown in Arizona's largest county is a possible model for the Trump administration. The group has been co-hosting community meetings where nervous immigrants and eager, mobilized new volunteers can learn the basics of immigration law and how to protect their rights."[5]

Illegal Immigrants

National Day Laborer Organizing Network has been "pushing state and local officials to step up protections for [illegal] immigrants. 'The pressure for action will be felt more sharply on the local level,' (Chris Newman, legal director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network) said. "There are increasing expectations for mayors and governors and state lawmakers."

History

From their website:

"The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) was officially founded in July 2001 in Northridge California at the first ever national gathering of day laborer organizations. It was formed as an alliance of 12 community-based organizations and worker centers dedicated to improving the lives of day laborers in the United States. In its 6 years, NLDON has grown nationwide to 36 member organizations and is supported by a strong staff of 10."[6]

Members

Staff

Legal Scholars Endorse California Trust Act

National Day Laborer Organizing Network posted a letter[7] of "legal scholars" who endorsed California's Trust Act, which California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in October, 2013.

Trust Act Immigration Legislation "limits the state’s cooperation with Secure Communities, a federal program that allows the Department of Homeland Security to access fingerprints taken by local police, to screen detained individuals for immigration status and to request that law enforcement agencies hold them if they’re found to be undocumented."[8]

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