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NDLON’s “Si Se Puede” Filing with DHS

Petition Filers Seek Rule Change from DHS to Suspend Deportations, Agency Required to Respond The “Si Se Puede” Filing Provides Authoritative Legal Evidence of Obama Administration’s Ability to Expand Deferred Action, Grant Relief to Future Beneficiaries of Immigration Reform   The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and a group of undocumented people facing the […]

Walmart Joins CIW’s Fair Food Program

BREAKING NEWS: Walmart joins CIW’s Fair Food Program! World’s largest retailer to put unprecedented market power behind groundbreaking Fair Food Program; Will work with CIW “to strengthen and expand” the FFP beyond Florida and into new crops!   Walmart representatives John Amaya (left), Tom Leech (center) and CIW’s Lucas Benitez look on as CIW’s Gerardo […]

Padres & Jovenes Unidos Celebrates National Victory for Ending the School-to-Jail Track!

New Federal Guidelines Call for End to Zero Tolerance & Racial Disparities in School Discipline “We’re going in a good direction with a distance to go.  It (the school-to-jail track) has been an issue for a long time, and it’s going to take time to resolve. But all these steps are going in the direction of […]

Alexandria students push for alternatives to suspension

[Although Alexandria schools officials have agreed to implement a restorative justice pilot program at T.C. Williams High School this year in an effort to deal with the racially lopsided results of its school discipline policies, the program has yet to begin, leaving some students frustrated. A group of student advocates that in recent years has pushed […]

Miami-Dade County Plans to Stop Paying for Federal Immigration Detentions

Miami-Dade plans to stop paying for federal immigration detentions Fed up with underwriting the nation’s broken federal immigration system, Miami-Dade County plans to stop paying the cost of temporarily housing undocumented immigrants in its jails. The dramatic shift in policy comes at a time when the cash-strapped county is coping with a tight budget, but […]

Big Win for Low Income Families

Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties have just signed into law an increase in the local minimum wage to $11.50 by 2017. With Washington, D.C. soon to follow, this regional sweep of improved wages will permanently alter the economic future of low-wage workers in our area. To win these increases, CASA joined with allies and legislators to […]

City Council Approves an Ice Center for the Bronx

The Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx will soon be reinvented as a national ice sports center under a plan that was approved on Tuesday by the City Council. The project, to be called the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, caps years of efforts by city officials and community leaders to redevelop a cavernous building that was completed […]