Immigration Tag


06 Sep Immigration law should raise pay

In another day of protests, a loud crowd rallied in front of the White House against President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects nearly 800,000 tax-paying and law-abiding immigrants who came to the United States as children. The AFL-CIO supports DACA because it empowers all working people and because the program raises pay. "When you target the DREAMers and those with Temporary Protected Status to take away freedom and security, we are all under attack, and we will all fight back," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Message of the Day - Immigration Law Should Raise Pay Immigration policy should raise wages and reduce exploitation by expanding rights and protections to all workers, not by terrorizing law-abiding people. The DACA program proves the power of this approach because the average hourly pay of its nearly 800,000 recipients rose by an astounding 69%, which increased tax revenue and raised standards for all working people. The bad decision to end DACA will lead to 30,000 people losing their jobs each month, and the loss of $400 billion from the U.S. gross domestic product. The decision to take freedom and security from some 800,000 people will increase the pool of vulnerable workers in our country and embolden bad employers to retaliate against working men and women who try to organize on the job or speak out against abusive or dangerous working conditions. Kitchen Table Economics 100%: That's how many of the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients are law-abiding, with no criminal record at all. Take Action Support freedom for immigrants!         Source: Labor Wire...

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09 Feb Know Your Rights

Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources  you can have your rights at your fingertips. The 2016 election featured a heavy focus, in races at all levels of government, on immigration. President Donald Trump's post-election actions have signaled that this will continue. Here are some key things that working people need to know about our rights that will make sure that we have the resources to defend ourselves and our immigrant members and their families and communities in the event of workplace or community raids. 1. Do not answer questions. Tell the agent: "I plead the Fifth and choose to remain silent." 2. Do not sign anything. You are not required to sign anything without consulting an attorney first. 3. You are not required to show ID or immigration documents. If you have a valid green card or work permit, carry that with you, but tell the agent: "I wish to speak to an attorney." 4. Do not open the door without seeing a signed warrant. Law enforcement does not have the right to enter your home without a proper warrant, signed by a judge, with your correct name and address. Downloadable Materials English  |  Spanish                                                             English  |  Spanish                                                English  |  Spanish ...

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10 Nov OCLF joins Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento in reaching out to immigrant community after Donald Trump Election ignites fears

ORANGE, CA – Amid the disappointing election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, the Orange County Labor Federation (OCLF) will host a press conference to launch several Naturalization Fairs. The OCLF is committed to assisting, informing and protecting undocumented working families from deportation by helping eligible legal residents become U.S. Citizens. The OCLF is organizing a series of Naturalization Fairs scheduled for November 19th, December 3rd and December 10th. The OCLF would also like to reaffirm its unwavering commitment to working families and immigrant communities amid President-elect Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. The OCLF and its allies will continue to help immigrant communities and ensuring that families are kept together. At today’s press conference, you will hear from Labor leaders, elected officials, clergy, civil rights activists, and undocumented youth will share their concern and commitment to keeping families together despite President-elect Trump’s anti-immigrant administration and campaign promises of mass deportations. WHAT: Press conference to launch the largest Naturalization Fairs in Orange County WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3 PM WHERE: Old Orange County Courthouse, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92701 WHY: To launch and publicize the new Naturalization Fairs amidst the election of Donald Trump PHOTOS  ...

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