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 Michigan Migrant Legal Aid May 2017

MLA Co-presents Webinar for The National Judicial College with the Hon. William Kelly
Reno, Nev. (April 28, 2017) - One hundred Judges from around the country signed up to to learn how to interpret the Trump's latest orders and policies on immigration and deportation.  Hendricks and Judge William Kelly presented: 
"Executive Orders and Immigration Consequences: What Judges Need to Know," produced by The National Judicial College , the country's oldest and largest institution of judicial education. The program covered the president's recent executive orders, sanctuary cities, and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions of undocumented individuals.  A poll Judges revealed that a majority had experienced ICE enforcement in their courthouse. In Michigan, t he ACLU would like judges to consider signing its letter to AG Sessions, Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly and Michigan ICE Field Director Rebecca Adducci opposing the continued practice of immigration enforcement in Michigan courthouses. The sign-on letter is available here.
California's two Democratic senators filed legislation Wednesday that would shield farmworkers who are in the country illegally from deportation and create a path to citizenship

Is a reprieve for farmworkers coming? Will a path to legalization be part of the blueprint?

Scenes from the second "Day without Immigrants" march in Grand Rapids on Monday, May 2, 2017

Immigration attorney Richard Kessler

Christine Mullan,First Ward Candidate,TeresaHendricks,
 Jose Reyna

Lupe Ramos Montigny, TMH, Cyndi Hicks

Will Pedro pick a peck of pickled peppers ...or be picked up by ICE?

May 2, 2017, Piece Rate Questions Raised. In
 Caranza v. Dovex, a class of farmworkers paid by piece rate is suing their employer for time spent on tasks like: 
1.  Carrying ladders to company trailers,
 2.  Waiting for company trailers, 
3. Waiting for equipment in order to conduct piece-rate work;
4. T ravel between orchards and;
5.  Attending meetings.
" Three-year-old Marie, born in the Upper Valley, doesn't understand why her father comes home after the sun has set, exhausted and smelling like cows, or why he's sometimes uncomfortable away from the sanctuary of the farm. She doesn't know about the political forces that swirl around her family and threaten to tear them apart."
MLA is dedicated to defending and preserving farmworker jobs, dignity, health, income; and legal and human rights.  
Teresa Hendricks
Migrant Legal Aid
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