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Inequality and the 1% Rule

In what should be considered standing logic on its end, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that while public colleges have an interest in having a racially diverse student body, nonetheless, the racial majority of a state can vote to remove racial diversity as a goal. This is a radical and activist reinterpretation of the Constitution, since by strict construction, the 14th Amendment had been added to explicitly limit white majority action to deny full legal protection to the newly freed slaves and their descendants. The purpose was to limit majority rule from becoming mob rule, continuing a legacy of inequality.

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AFL-CIO Calls on the Obama Administration to Provide Deportation Relief

AFL-CIO Calls on the Obama Administration to Provide Deportation Relief

Update: This afternoon AP reported Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. who don't have serious criminal records. Read more

The AFL-CIO today called upon President Barack Obama to halt deportations that tear families apart from each other, and today the AFL-CIO sent the president a memo urging him to take swift action on the urgent needs of workers and immigrant communities

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2 Million, 2 Many: Yes, President Obama Can Stop Deportations

More than 1,000 people are deported every day. It is predicted that in April, the Obama administration will have deported 2 million people during its tenure. Amid congressional inaction, President Barack Obama and his administration need to hear from working families that we can't wait any longer for action. The president can take concrete, bold and necessary actions today to stop senseless deportations that tear families apart from each other. 

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Stand with UNITE HERE Member Silvia So She Can Stay with Her Family

Silvia and her family

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Watch Live: Catholic Bishops Hold Mass on the Border Highlighting Humanitarian Crisis from Failure to Act on Immigration Reform

On the U.S.–Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz., today, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border and Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, will celebrate Mass on behalf of the nearly 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998.

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House Dems Move to Force Immigration Vote

House Dems Move to Force Immigration Vote

The House Republicans who claim they support immigration reform now have the opportunity not just to talk the immigration talk but to actually walk the walk.

Today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi introduced a discharge petition that, if the handful of Republicans who in the past have said they support immigration reform sign on to, would force an up or down vote on the bipartisan immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last June 68–32. House Republican leaders since then have bottled up the measure.

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Boosting Minimum Wage to $10.10 Means a Raise for 6.8 Million Latinos

Courtesy of UFCW.

Nearly 6.8 million Latino workers would benefit if Congress raises the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, according to the new AFL-CIO study Closing the Gap to the American Dream. While Latinos comprise 16% of the country’s workforce, they make up nearly one-quarter of the workers who would be positively affected by raising the minimum wage. 

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Hey, DREAMers with DACA, Learn Your Rights at Work

Hey DREAMers with DACA, Learn Your Rights at Work

Join the “Working with DACA: Workplace Rights Webinar” this Thursday March 13, at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT) and find out all you need to know about DACA and employment.  

Register NOW.

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Road Map to Citizenship Historic Part of Past Immigration Reform Efforts

Road Map to Citizenship Historic Part of Past Immigration Reform Efforts

On Thursday, House Republicans released their so-called “standards” for immigration reform with a road map to citizenship nowhere to be found. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called it “fool’s gold” and “half-measures that would create a permanent class of non-citizens without access to green cards” (permanent residency).

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calls House GOP Immigration 'Standards' a 'Flimsy Document'

Seven months after 68 senators overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan immigration bill, House Republicans respond with a flimsy document that only serves to underscore the callous attitude Republicans have toward our nation's immigrants.

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