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Immigration Bus Stops at Wolf’s Door

Photo by Dan Duncan

Marching and chanting, "Yes, we can!" in seven different languages, nearly 100 people rallied Tuesday morning in front of U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf's (R) 10th District office in Herndon, Va., urging his support for immigrant rights.

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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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#2Million2Many: Day of Action to Stop Deportations, April 5

#2Million2Many: Day of Action to Stop Deportations, April 5

Immigrant groups and their allies in the labor, faith and civil rights communities will hold a national day of action Saturday, April 5, to urge the Obama administration to suspend deportations—more than 1,000 a day—that are tearing apart immigrant families. 

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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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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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Trumka: House Should Vote Now on Senate Immigration Bill

Photo from Oct. 8 immigration rally in Washington, D.C.

The AFL-CIO today urged the House of Representatives to vote on the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill that passed overwhelmingly last June. In a statement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said:

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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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What We’re Reading Today: Thursday News Roundup

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

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