President Must Use Senate Bill as Guide in Upcoming Executive Action

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Statement from National Day Laborer Organizing Network

President Must Use Senate Bill as Guide in Upcoming Executive Action

Yesterday, for the first time, Janet Napolitano revealed her perspective on how the decision to do DACA was made in 2012.   Today, Buzzfeed is reporting that the President is set to receive final recommendations from his current Secretary of Homeland Security about expected changes in deportation policies.   In reaction, Pablo Alvarado the Executive Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
“While there is clearly a battle under way to manage expectations for the scope of the forthcoming administrative action, we will continue to push for the maximum exercise of legal discretion under the law.  That includes a bare minimum, an extension of work authorization to everyone who would qualify under the Senate bill and an end to the Secure Communities program and policies that criminalize immigrants.   The President has the legal authority, the moral obligation, and the political capital required to take these important steps. 
“If the President provides relief for less people than would have qualified for a path to citizenship under the Senate bill, Read more

Navy to face public next week on proposed West End electronic warfare program

October 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Article published Oct 8, 2014   By Michael J. Foster  Peninsula Daily News
FORKS — Community concerns over the Navy’s electronic warfare training proposal have prompted a meeting next week to answer questions as the U.S. Forest Service considers issuing a permit for the project.

The meeting, organized by the Forks Chamber of Commerce, is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Forks High School commons, 261 S. Spartan Ave.

“This is a meeting for the Navy, Forest Service and the community,” said Lissy Andros, chamber executive director, Tuesday.

The Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range project would mark the first use of electromagnetic radiation for the Navy training that pilots now simulate with internal aircraft controls.

The Navy has said exposure of 15 minutes or more could cause damage to the liquid tissue of the eyes, but Navy personnel say measures taken to protect the public and animals will make it safe.

Comment is being accepted through Friday on the Navy’s environmental assessment for the project, which can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Electrowarfare. Read more

New Resource Available for Non-Native English Speakers “Know your Rights”

October 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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New Resource Available for Non-Native English Speakers “Know your Rights”
The Boston College Migration and Human Rights Project, alongside our partners Women Encouraging Empowerment and Casa El Salvador, is proud to share two units of our “Know Your Rights-English for Speakers of Other Languages Tool Kit.” The materials – including an introductory letter, teachers’ guides and student lesson handouts can be found here:  http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/centers/humanrights/resources/esol-kyr-toolkit.html . The materials were developed in conjunction with a legal team so legal information is infused throughout the lessons, and more additional information is included in “FAQ” sheets accompanying the teacher’s guide for each lesson.
Why was the Tool Kit created?
The Tool Kit was created to weave rights literacy into ESOL instruction.  Read more

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