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Day Laborers Denounce Governor Brown’s Veto of TRUST Act, Pledge to Continue Fighting President’s Secure Communities Mass Deportation Program
In response to Governor Brown’s veto of the TRUST Act (AB 1081), Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
“By vetoing the TRUST Act Governor Brown has failed California’s immigrant communities, imperiling civil rights and leaving us all less safe. The President’s disastrous Secure Communities program is replicating Arizona’s model of immigration enforcement nationally, causing a human rights crisis. Immigration and Customs Enforcement strong-armed the Governor to defend its deportation quota instead of defending Californian’s rights. On this sad day, we renew our commitment to fight to keep our families together despite the Governor and the President’s insistence on seeing them torn apart.” Continue reading
About the Campaign
Turning the Tide seeks to create a coordinated network of community organizations to build power in our communities in order to turn the tide against criminalization.
We believe that confronting and overcoming criminalization will necessarily result in legalization, expansion of civil rights protections, and the amplification of shared prosperity. Moreover, we believe such an effort can, and must, be rooted in communities and led by those impacted by unjust status quo laws.
Join the TIRRC at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN, this Thursday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. as the Migrant Women’s Committee kicks off a day of action with powerful storytelling about the reality of living under the enforcement regime of 287(g). Immigrant women and supporters will then march to the Tennessee Supreme Court and rally at the corner of 7th and Charlotte. We invite you to join us and bear witness inside the chambers of the Tennessee Supreme Court, where legal arguments will be mounted against Sheriff Daron Hall’s brutal 287(g) program. Continue reading