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Tell President Obama It’s Time to Provide Administrative Relief for Immigrant Workers and Families

Tell President Obama It’s Time to Provide Administrative Relief for Immigrant Workers and Families

This week working families are urging President Obama to take executive action to stop the crisis that is tearing apart immigrant families. 

Sign a petition calling on Obama to provide broad administrative relief for our families.

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When Workers Come Together, We Win: Working Families Victory Roundup

Letter Carrier Michael Shea from Georgia. Photos via Letter Carriers, NALC.

Working people scored major victories over the past several months, organizing new workplaces and winning fights to raise wages.

Check out some highlights of recent working families victories after the jump. 

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AFL-CIO Hosts Successful Citizenship Event

Photo by Gonzalo Salvador

This weekend, 58 legal residents took the next step in becoming American citizens with the help of volunteers at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. A total of 49 DREAMers, who came to the United States as children, also attended to receive help filling out paperwork for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy and renewals under the program.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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On Immigration Reform, Republicans Don’t Heed Call of Their Better Angels

On Immigration Reform, Republicans Don’t Heed Call of Their Better Angels

America’s greatest moments have come when we summon our better angels, when our messy democracy produces a shared vision for the next chapter in the American story.

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The Hill: We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now

This city is abuzz over the politics of immigration, with excited, occasionally valid speculation swirling about Eric Cantor, calendars, last-minute deals and the like.

That’s what Washington does. That’s OK. This newspaper and more than a few Twitter accounts probably wouldn’t exist without it. But amid the frenzy, and as prospects for anything legislative teeter on the edge, it’s vital to remember the issue itself, and why it is so important, now and in the future.

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Come to the Fair, the Citizenship Fair

Photo by Craig Martell/Flickr Creative Commons

Are you or someone you know eligible for U.S. citizenship? If so, on Saturday, June 28, the AFL-CIO national headquarters in Washington, D.C., is the place to be to get your citizenship process started (don't worry about missing the World Cup, we'll be playing the games on a big screen). The AFL-CIO will host a naturalization fair (10 a.m.–2 p.m.), helping green card holders apply for citizenship and immigrant youth apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and DACA renewal.

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New Jersey Working Families Launch Citizenship and Voter Registration Efforts

New Jersey Working Families Launch Citizenship and Voter Registration Efforts

On Saturday, Working Families United for New Jersey Inc. (WFUNJ) and the Essex-West Hudson Central Labor Council launched a new initiative, “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities,” to help aspiring Americans become U.S. citizens, register to vote and learn how the electoral process works. The program also will help DREAMer students renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals application. 

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Working Families Send Messages of Solidarity to Immigrant Workers on Hunger Strike

Photo courtesy of the National Day Laborer Network (NDLON)

Last week AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the Metropolitan Washington Labor Council met with hunger strikers who are protesting deportations that rip families apart from each other. These hunger strikers are camped out in front of the White House in Lafayette Park. 

If you want to send your own message to the hunger strikers, text HUNGER to 235246 (standard data and message rates may apply). 

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Building Democracy on Citizenship Day

Building Democracy on Citizenship Day

On Saturday’s Citizenship Day 2014, the AFL-CIO and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) will help eligible immigrant workers across the country become U.S. citizens. AFL-CIO locals will assist NPNA in putting on some of their large-scale naturalization workshops in 15 cities around the nation.

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