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AFL-CIO Supports Assisting Immigrant Workers to Become Citizens and Exercise Their Workplace Rights

AFL-CIO Supports Assisting Immigrant Workers to Become Citizens and Exercise Their Workplace Rights

Today, the AFL-CIO reaffirmed its commitment to a comprehensive immigration policy that respects workers' rights, including a road map to citizenship. Delegates at the AFL-CIO Convention called for an immigration policy that protects U.S. workers, reduces exploitation of immigrant workers and reduces employers' incentive to hire undocumented workers rather than U.S. workers. Such a policy, the convention resolution states, will increase shared prosperity, improve productivity and quality, limit wage competition, strengthen labor standards and collective bargaining rights, protect the health and safety of workers and provide a social safety net and quality education and training for working families.

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Working Families to Participate in 160 Rallies for a Road Map to Citizenship over Labor Day Weekend

Working Families to Participate in 160 Rallies for a Road Map to Citizenship on Labor Day

On the heels of nearly 200 labor-led actions that already have been held in support of a comprehensive immigration policy that includes a road map to citizenship, working families will participate in more than 160 Labor Day weekend events around the country. Most of the events will focus on calling on House Republicans to quit holding immigration policy hostage and for them to do the right thing on behalf of aspiring Americans.

Text NOW to 235246 to tell Speaker John Boehner you want a vote on citizenship. Standard data and message rates may apply.

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Working Families Ask Rep. Rodney Davis to Support Road Map to Citizenship

Photo of Rodney Davis is public doman via Wikimedia

A group of working families advocates, led by labor unions and community and faith groups, visited the office of Rep. Rodney Davis (R) in Champaign, Ill., delivering a letter that asked him to support a comprehensive immigration policy with a road map to citizenship. Davis was not present. While a Davis spokesperson said he has an open mind on immigration, he has repeatedly put forth issue stances on immigration that are punitive and regressive and said that bill that passed the Senate was "dead on arrival."

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Thousands Converge on Rep. McCarthy’s Office to Demand Vote on Immigration Reform

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Early in the morning in the middle of August, in cities across the state of California, alarms went off, coffee was made and bags were packed as families left their homes to travel to Bakersfield for a massive mobilization in support of comprehensive immigration reform and a road map to citizenship.  

Some activists came in vans and some came in cars, motorcycles and even a giant Teamsters bus, but together thousands spoke in one voice to send a clear message to Rep. Kevin McCarthy: We demand a vote on comprehensive immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship!

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Georgia Working Familes Bring Cultures Together in Support of Road Map to Citizenship

Photo by Roberto Gutierrez

On Thursday, Georgia's working families came together to call for a comprehensive immigration policy that includes a road map to citizenship at the "Bringing Cultures Together for a Better America" celebration. The event was held at the office of Rep. Rob Woodall (R) in Atlanta, and it showcased foods that represent the various cultures that make up Woodall's district.

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Rubio’s Warning Should Be Obama’s Next Step for Immigration Reform

Photo courtesy: Gage Skidmore

Neidi Dominguez, a DREAMer activist, recently wrote an op-ed for NBC Latino, saying that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) makes a good point about President Obama being able to act alone if Congress fails to pass commonsense immigration reform.

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This Is Why We're Going to Bakersfield

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor photo

Tomorrow, hundreds of cars from more than 30 California cities will join a caravan to Bakersfield to visit Rep. Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) office to tell him to support an immigration policy with a road map to citizenship. This is the first of many activities in support of a new immigration policy that California's working families are planning. 

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor sends us this piece on why two members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) are joining the caravan—with the support of their employer.

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Californians to Caravan to Bakersfield in Support of Citizenship

Californians to Caravan to Bakersfield in Support of Citizenship

On Aug. 14, hundreds of cars from more than 30 California cities will join in a caravan to Bakersfield to visit Congressman Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) office to tell him to support an immigration policy with a road map to citizenship. This is the first of many activities in support of a new immigration policy that California's working families are planning.

Not in California? Text NOW to 235246 to tell House Speaker Boehner you want a vote on citizenship. Standard data and messaging rates may apply. 

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California Working Families Taking the Lead on Immigration Policy

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor photo

California's working families, along with immigrant rights leaders, labor unions, faith organizations, student groups, elected officials and other allies, are announcing a series of major mobilizations throughout the state to rally support for a comprehensive immigration policy with a road map to citizenship. Upset at congressional Republicans' refusal to move forward on immigration policy, Californians have decided to take action instead of sitting idly by while legislation stalls in Washington, D.C.

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Harkin and Durbin Take Immigration Fight to Steve King's Home State

DREAMers deliver cantaloupes to Rep. King's Office. Photo courtesy of United We Dream.

In late July, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) made widely condemned remarks that disparaged immigrants, saying that "for every one [DREAMer] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who weigh a hundred and thirty pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling seventy-five pounds of marijuana across the desert.” Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are responding to the comments by making the case for a comprehensive immigration policy with a road map to citizenship in King's home district in Iowa. The two senators will be holding a round-table discussion with DREAMers, farmers, students and small business owners from across the state.

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