Post Tagged with: "immigration reform"

AFL-CIO Launches National Petition Vs. Deporting Undocumented People

Fed up with congressional refusal to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, the AFL-CIO launched a national petition campaign to demand Democratic President Barack Obama take administrative action to remove the threat of deportation hanging over 11 million people.

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Panel: Immigrants’ Advocates Should Step Up Efforts in the States

WASHINGTON –Immigrants’ advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says. In a March 24 session hosted by the Service Employees – which has a high share of immigrants – the panel added there has been a turnaround in state laws dealing with immi-grants since […]

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Medina, Other Immigration Rights Fasters Hand Off To Successors

WASHINGTON —Saying their 22-day “fast for families” to demand Congress approve comprehensive immigration reform got worldwide attention, former Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina and his colleagues ended their D.C. vigil by handing off the fast to a group of successors. The fast drew continued attention to the issue, and support from Democrats all the way up to President Barack Obama, […]

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AFL-CIO, SEIU Step Up Pro-Immigration Reform Drive With Broadcast Ad Buys

WASHINGTON —The AFL-CIO and the Service Employees stepped up the drive to force the GOP-run U.S. House to pass comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to eventual citizenship.  They launched expensive broadcast ad buys targeting House Republicans in “swing vote” districts with high and rising shares of immigrant voters.  The campaigns may last longer than their planned two weeks, AFL-CIO […]

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Trumka Seconds Obama Call For Quick Immigration Reform Passage

WASHINGTON —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka seconded Democratic President Barack Obama’s Oct. 24 demand that Congress pass compre-hensive immigration reform by year’s end.  Trumka said it would benefit all workers. “Our current system, which allows businesses that exploit workers through wage theft, lack of benefits and intimidation, is unfair to all workers and unfair to responsible businesses that play by the […]

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Union Lead Thousands in DC For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Union Lead Thousands in DC For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The former Unite Here member was one of more than 20,000 people – including thousands of unionists — who marched down the Washington, D.C., Mall on Oct. 8 to demand the U.S. House immediately pass comprehensive immigration reform. Bergmann says the danger to her friends is why she came to the protest.

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AFL-CIO Reaffirms Top Priority for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

LOS ANGELES—At a jammed press conference and in a detailed resolution, leaders and delegates to the AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles reaffirmed the federation’s commitment to lobbying Congress for comprehensive immigration reform now – a reform unions say would help all U.S. workers. And the effort is needed: While the Senate approved bipartisan reform earlier this year, the GOP majority […]

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Group Of Unionized Immigration Guards Sues Boss For Barring Deportation Of Youngsters.

DALLAS —A group of 10 federal immigration border guards is suing their boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, for barring them from arresting and deporting undocumented people brought to the U.S. as youngsters by their parents. Led by Chris Crane, president of the American Federation of Government Employees sector that represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, the group argues […]

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Immigration: Union Leaders Pledge Support For Freedom

WASHINGTON —Union leaders strongly supported comprehensive immi-gration reform, including a path to eventual legalization and citizenship for 11 million undocumented people, as lawmakers unveiled their “compromise” plan on the issue. And the reform bill, formally launched April 18, will need all the help it can get, especially in the face of obstructionist and nativist opposition that will grab at any […]

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Unionists Provide Large Share Of Huge Pro-Immigrant Rally

WASHINGTON — Aided by a huge contingent of unionists, especially from the Service Employees, at least 10,000 people jammed and overflowed the U.S. Capitol lawn on April 10 to demand comprehensive immigration reform. Led by advocates for Latinos, Asian-Americans and African-Americans, the crowd demanded Congress write legislation providing a path to citizenship and other legal rights for the estimated 11 […]

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