Congress of Day Laborers

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10:13 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Undocumented Immigrants In New Orleans Make Progress With Sheriff Gusman, Hope NOPD Will Follow Suit

Members of the Congress of Day Laborers gather to discuss issues effecting their community.
Kate Richardson WWNO

Five years ago, the Department of Homeland Security established a program that forwards local arrest records to a national immigration database. If an individual is suspected of being in the country unlawfully, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or "ICE", may ask  local law enforcement to hold the individual until officials can investigate his or her immigration status. These requests are known as ICE holds.  

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7:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Local Officials Pressed To Stop Deportation Of Undocumented Workers

Congress of Day Laborers spokeswoman Jacinta Gonzalez and New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell say local agencies should not be helping in the deportation of undocumented workers.

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The Congress of Day Laborers is pressing local elected officials to investigate reports that undocumented workers are being detained and deported. The complaints center on the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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6:00 am
Thu June 28, 2012

New Orleans Immigration Advocates Protesting Supreme Court Ruling

Protesters rally at federal courthouse in New Orleans.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Immigration advocates in New Orleans say the Supreme Court’s ruling this week on immigration policy will lead to racial profiling. The Congress of Day Laborers is reaching out to minority leaders for support.

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