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We Are One New Jersey provides U.S. citizenship application assistance, preparatory classes for the citizenship test, voter registration and a deeper understanding of workplace rights.
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Justice League NYC​, United We Dream​, and people from across the country gathered in New York City on Monday, April 13, 2015, to march to the nation's capital, stopping in key cities and towns along the route for local rallies and mobilization.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1533572513590397/

"We are marching to DC to demand Congress act on legislation to end racial profiling, demilitarize our police forces and invest in our communities. We are inspired and moved by young people and others across the country that continue to keep this movement alive in the name of Justice. We now want to see action from the powers-that-be – and it’s time we take the movement to them. Our voices and calls for justice, accountability, transparency, dignity and respect for all communities will ring throughout the halls of Congress. We will be heard. We will demand results.

Together we will march in honor of our heroes in Selma who risked everything to bring progress to Black American communities and strived for equal access to the democratic process for all people. We acknowledge their sacrifices and know that we can only march because of the path they paved for us.

If your organization is willing to join this historic effort, we would like to list you as an Endorser. Please send us the exact name of your organization as you would like it to appear on a website dedicated to the promotion of the March. We also need the name and contact person of someone we can be in touch with for updates and logistics. Please email this information to march2justice@gmail.com.

March Highlights:

April 13 - Staten Island Press Conference at 9am - Step off at 10am - Richmond Valley Metro Station at Richmond Valley Rd aka Amboy Street, SI, NY

April 13 - Newark Rally at 7pm at Willing Hearts Community Center

April 15 - Rally in Philadelphia (location tbd)

April 16 - Rally at Lincoln University

April 18 - Rally with 1199SEIU in Baltimore

April 19 - Rally at University of Maryland (tbd)

April 20 - Rally at Howard U (possibly day begins with interfaith bfast at UofMaryland)

April 21 - Start off at Howard University with Rally at 10am - (slow, long march to National Mall)

April 21 - Rally on West Lawn of the US Capitol at 5pm

April 22 - Justice League meets with members of Congress

As Dr. King said, “we must never turn back”. Look forward to MARCHING with you in April!

March Action Toolkit: http://march2justice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/March2Justice-Toolkit.pdf

#March2Justice #JusticeLeague #JusticeLeagueNYC #UnitedWeDREAM #DREAMAct #DREAMers #NYC #NewYorkCity #DC #WashingtonDC #Race #Racism #RacialProfiling #Policing #Police #PoliceBrutality #Militarization #Justice #Law #LawEnforcement #ICantBreathe #ICantBreatheUntil #BlackLivesMatter #TheGatheringForJustice #HarryBelafonte #CarmenPerez #YOUTHPromiseAct #EndRacialProfiling #TheEndRacialProfilingAct #StopMilitarizingLawEnforcement #StopMilitarizingLawEnforcementAct #JJDPA #JuvenileJustice
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The Obama administration continues to expand its controversial practice of detaining mothers and their children despite a judge’s order that using it to deter mass migration is illegal. Starting last summer, thousands of Central American women with kids as young as a few months old crossed into the United States seeking asylum. Even though many were later found to have a "credible fear" of violent persecution, they found themselves rounded up and...
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The new group, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, launched this morning at Liberty State Park.
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Córdoba, Ver.- Norma Romero Vázquez, coordinadora de Las Patronas, exigió un alto al programa “Frontera Sur”, ya que ha incrementado las violaciones de los derechos humanos de los migrantes, por parte de las corporaciones que lo coordinan.
“Se va a analizar qué acciones podemos tomar porque la situación de la zona sureste es complicada, a lo mejor viajar a la frontera sur todos para hacer el llamado al gobierno, tiene que responder ante la violencia contra los migrantes”, mencionó.
Hace unos días, el albergue de “La 72” emitió una acción urgente a las Patronas, Amnistia Internacional y distintos  activistas, al señalar al Instituto Nacional de Migración y la Policía Federal por provocar muertes de centroamericanos con el programa “Frontera Sur”
“El único que paga las consecuencias es el migrante, la situación es complicada para los migrantes en la región pues los que no son agredidos por personal de Migración o corporaciones policiacas, se ven obligados a buscar polleros que son los que termina pagando cuotas a la delincuencia para conseguir transitar sin ser víctimas de agresiones”, refirió.
De la misma forma lamentó la muerte de un joven que al saltar del tren para intentar escapar de personal del Instituto Nacional de Migración cayó a un río donde murió ahogado, pues pese a haber pedido auxilio porque no sabía nadar los elementos del INM lo ignoraron.
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Together with the Detention Watch Network​, the Center for Constitutional Rights​ is suing the #DepartmentofHomelandSecurity #ImmigrationandCustomsEnforcement (#ICE) to force them to comply with our FOIA request for information on the federal quota requiring 34,000 #immigrationdetention beds to be funded and filled per day.

The case is one of two immigration-related cases they are currently pursuing. The other, filed with the Immigrant Defense Project​ and the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama​, seeks to uncover information related to ICE’s home raids policies and practices. As CCR supporters may remember from two Fourth Amendment cases that we successfully settled – Argueta v. ICE and Aguilar v. ICE – the government conducts terrifying, warrantless home raids in immigrant communities, a practice made notorious in the Bush Administration and that continues today. These cases are part of their ongoing commitment to challenge abusive immigration practices.

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The Georgia Court of Appeals rejected an appeal for in-state tuition by undocumented students brought to the United States as children on March 19, upholding the Fulton County Superior Court’s decision from June.
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A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON -- Last Friday, immigration advocates met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña and brought up some concerns, including a surprising statement she m...
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5 major cities (including Los Angeles, New York, Austin, & San Antonio) will be holding actions around the country on March 24 to commemorate Monseñor Romero Day by calling on the Obama administration to release the women and children held in immigration prisons!

https://www.facebook.com/events/437654169745746/

Over a thousand women and children have been deprived of their freedom and have undergone tremendous trauma from their time in detention. Many women and small children have been held as long as 8 months.

Please join us and demand FREEDOM NOW FOR FAMILIES!

Endorsers:

#HumanRightsAllianceforRefugeeChildrenandFamilies (LA), Families for Freedom (NY), Grassroots Leadership and Texans United for Families (TX), Homies Unidos (LA), http://Endfamilydetention.com/, Raza Youth Collective (RYC) (NY), Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition and others.

#Obama #BarackObama #WhiteHouse #Congress #Immigration #ImmigrationDetention #PrivatePrisons #ImmigrantDetention #ImmigrationLaw #Law #Courts #ImmigrationCourts #Karnes #Dilley #Artesia #Children #Women #ChildIncarceration #FamilyDetention #Families #DHS #HomelandSecurity #ICE #CBP #Border #ImmigrationEnforcement
Join us on March 24 to commemorate Monseñor Romero Day by calling on the Obama administration to release the women and children held in immigration prisons! Over a thousand women and children have been deprived of their freedom and have undergone tremendous trauma from their time in detention.
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Chris Rickerd of the #ACLU Washington Legislative Office reports that "In her debut testimony before Congress yesterday, new Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña enthusiastically agreed with Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s (R-S.C.) suggestion that Congress “clarify the law” by forcing state and local compliance with ICE requests to keep people in jail after their release dates. 
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Saldaña’s boss, struck a very different tone last November when he acknowledged “the increasing number of federal court decisions that hold that [detention based on ICE requests to] state and local law enforcement agencies violates the Fourth Amendment.” He pledged to reform, and rename, the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program – which relies on state and local detention of immigrants – in a way that “supports community policing and sustains the trust of all elements of the community in working with local law enforcement.”

Saldaña’s statement, however, directly contradicts her boss’s approach, not to mention a recent federal appeals court decision that ICE can only make non-binding detention requests. Thankfully, neither she nor Congress can “clarify” the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment and principles of federalism prohibit forcing state and local jurisdictions to deprive people of their liberty based only on an ICE official’s suspicion of immigration violations. Saldaña’s testimony calls into question DHS’s commitment to reform the failed Secure Communities program, which has caused rampant racial profiling, hundreds of thousands of unjust family separations, and deters immigrants from calling the police – even after witnessing or being victimized by crime. 

Secretary Johnson stated four months ago that a new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) would be implemented to replace Secure Communities “almost immediately.” Among other proposed changes, the secretary directed ICE to discontinue many of its requests for detention. The ACLU analyzed PEP’s strengths and weaknesses. However, four months after the secretary’s announcement, PEP still does not exist and the stench of Secure Communities lingers on. 

Saldaña’s few choice words asking Congress to force sheriffs sworn to uphold the Constitution to violate their oaths, and contradict their communities’ best judgments about local public safety, were shocking. By saying “Thank you, Amen, yes!” to Rep. Mulvaney, Saldaña insulted all the states and localities across the country who have wisely decided to stay out of immigration enforcement. 
Saldaña’s answer casts serious doubt on whether DHS is truly committed to rebuilding the trust so badly damaged by Secure Communities. She and DHS must immediately clarify their true intentions and end ICE’s unconstitutional detention requests.

UPDATE: ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña had this to say on Friday afternoon about her comments regarding Secure Communities: “Any effort at federal legislation now to mandate state and local law enforcement’s compliance with ICE detainers will, in our view, be a highly counterproductive step and lead to more resistance and less cooperation in our overall efforts to promote public safety.” (See full statement here: http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/statement-us-immigration-and-customs-enforcement-ice-director-saldana )  -- 1:46 p.m., 3/20/2015

https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights-racial-justice/dhs-sends-troublingly-mixed-messages-secure-communities-reform

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UPDATE: ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña had this to say on Friday afternoon about her comments regarding Secure Communities: “Any effort at federal legislation now to mandate state and local law enforcement’s compliance with ICE detainers will, in our view, be a highly counterproducti...
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    Non-profit legal services, 2005 - present
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Casa Esperanza is a non-profit organization created to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees in their search for affordable legal, educational and social services, as well as to be a place to go when they need help. Our goal is to help immigrants and refugees to understand how the legal system works in the United States and avoid mistakes that can risk their opportunity to have a better life. Quienes somos Casa esperanza es una organización sin fines de lucro que fue creada para servir a los inmigrantes y refugiados que necesitan servicios legales, educacionales y sociales a bajo costo; así como un lugar a donde acudir cuando necesitan ayuda. Nuestra meta es ayudar a que los inmigrantes y refugiados comprendan como funciona el sistema legal en los Estados Unidos y así evitar que cometan errores que ponga en riesgo su oportunidad de tener una mejor vida en este país. Our Services Legal: Immigration Court cases: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Deportation, and Appeals, etc. Immigrant Visa Petitions: Family Petitions, Immigrants and Non-Immigrant Visas, Employment Visas, Lawful Permanent Residency, Student visas, Special Immigrant Visas, Change of Status, Visa Extensions, etc. Other Immigration Matters: Self-Petitions (Domestic Violence), Consular Visas, NACARA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions, TPS, etc. Other Legal Services Representation before the Superior Court: including Custody, Adoption, Child support, Divorce, Annulments, Municipal Court (traffic violations), Real Estate Closings, Power of Attorney; Translations, Notarizations, etc. Social: We can assist you in obtaining health, education and housing benefits available in your area. We can also help you in securing food, clothing, furnishings, and shelter. Nuestros Servicios Legal: Casos en la Corte de Inmigración: Asilos, Detención de Remoción, Deportación, Apelaciones, etc. Visa para Inmigrantes: Peticiones Familiares, Visas de Inmigrantes, Visas de Trabajo, Residencia Permanente, Visas de Estudiante, Visas Especiales para Inmigrantes, Cambio de Estatus, Extensión de Visas, etc. Otras Peticiones: Petición Individual por abuso domestico, Visas Consulares, NACARA, Peticiones Especiales Juveniles, TPS, etc., Otros Servicios Legales Representación ante la Corte Superior: Incluyendo Custodia, Adopción, Child Support, Divorcio, Anulación, etc.; Corte Municipal (violaciones de tráfico); Cierre de Propiedades; Poderes Legales; Traducciones; Notarizaciones, etc., Sociales Podemos ayudarle para que obtenga beneficios de salud, educación y vivienda disponibles en su área. Le asesoramos además sobre lugares que proveen alimentos ropa, muebles y alberge. Additional Services Education and Employment Assistance: Our ESL school has a trained educator and didactic materials for all levels. We also provide Naturalization classes for citizenship. We also provide referrals to Employment agencies in our area. Counseling A professional counselor who assists battered families to get through violence-related issues as well as teen-related issues. * Appointment needed. Casa Esperanza P. O. Box 2693 Plainfield, NJ 08805 Tel: (732) 748-1111 & 1113 Fax: (732) 748-1121 Servicios Adicionales Educación y asistencia para Empleo: Nuestra escuela de Ingles cuenta con un educador entrenado y materiales didácticos para todos los niveles. También tenemos disponibles clases de naturalización para ciudadanía. Aquí le proveemos también referencias para agencias de empleos en nuestra área. Consejería: Contamos con un consejero profesional quien asiste a nuestras familias con problemas provocados por violencia así como también a adolescentes. *Favor solicitar cita. Office Hours Horas de Oficina Lunes/Monday 10 AM - 6 PM Martes/Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM Miércoles/Wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM Jueves/Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM Viernes/Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
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  • University of Connecticut School of Law
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