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Rewire: Lawsuit Hits Back Against Trump’s Elimination of Immigration Protections: ‘This Is Ethnic Cleansing’

A federal lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District Court challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an estimated 200,000 people from four countries. Immigrant advocates are suing the Trump administration on behalf of TPS recipients from Haiti, El Salvador, Sudan, and Nicaragua. Prior to the Trump administration terminating TPS…

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Community and Labor Organizations Vow to Continue the Fight to Defend and Protect All TPS Recipients, Immigrant Workers and their Families

To all immigrant workers and their families, including union members, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, refugees, and our undocumented brothers and sisters: We want to assure you that we are not giving up.  We will defend and protect each other and resist the anti-immigrant, racist and xenophobic agenda that is directly targeting working families and communities.…

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Millions of American Workers Vow to Fight on for Hardworking Immigrants and Their Families

WASHINGTON (Feb 15) — The following statement was released by Working Families United, a coalition that represents more than two million union workers, on today’s immigration vote in the U.S. Senate: “The Senate had an opportunity today to help hardworking immigrant families gain stability and security. Instead, hardline Republicans voted against bipartisan proposals and doubled…

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CNBC: Trump’s immigration policies are ‘economic poison’ that will cost taxpayers billions

As two American citizens – one an immigrant, the other a child of immigrants – who have dedicated our careers to fighting for American workers, we believe President Trump’s immigration policies aren’t just morally wrong, they’re economic poison. Take, for example, the story of Marvin Flores. Marvin is a bricklayer who has lived and worked…

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Working Families United, Largest Labor Lead Immigration Campaign, Slams Termination of Salvadoran TPS, Pledges Continued Congressional Efforts

Washington, DC – Today top union leadership of the most prominent labor coalition advocating for Temporary Protective Status renewals, Working Families United, slammed the termination of TPS for 200,000 Salvadorans currently working and living in America. The five unions who form the Working Families United immigration campaign, UNITE HERE, IUPAT, UFCW, Iron Workers, and Bricklayers,…

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Labor Unions, TPS Workers to Deliver 40,000 TPS Extension Petitions to Democratic and Republican Congressional Leadership

Brief Press Conference, Petition Delivery Part of Campaign to Demand Immediate, Long-Term Action to #SaveTPS What: TPS Press Conference and TPS Extension Petition Delivery to Congressional Leaders: Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Marco Rubio When: Tuesday, December 5th at 12:30pm Where: SD 562, Dirksen Senate Office Building, United States Capitol Complex…

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Labor Unions Launch Nearly One Million Dollar Campaign to Save TPS

UNITE HERE, IUPAT, Bricklayers, UFCW and Iron Workers, Unveil Creation of Joint Campaign to Extend Temporary Protected Status for All Countries Facing Expiration Washington, DC – Today five leading American labor unions, backed by the AFL-CIO, unveiled the creation of a joint campaign initiative focused on saving Temporary ProtectedStatus, revealing nearly one million dollars already…

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