The U.S. immigration system is broken—and U.S.-born workers as well as aspiring citizens are paying a heavy price. America needs to create an immigration process that works for working people—not a system that benefits corporate employers at the expense of everyone else.
Current U.S. immigration policy is a blueprint for employer manipulation and abuse, and both new American immigrants and American-born workers are suffering the consequences.
We say, “¡Basta Ya!” or “Enough Already!” That’s why the AFL-CIO supports a comprehensive, worker-centered approach as part of a common-sense immigration process.
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Join in support of public sector, private sector, building & construction trades and immigrant workers in their fight for the right to join a union. Assemble in Union Square Park, march to City Hall for a 6:00pm rally. Click below for flyers in both English and Spanish.
A commonsense immigration reform bill was unveiled this week which offers a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants currently living in the United States. The bill would also ensure that immigrants are covered by US labor law, including minimum wage and workplace safety requirements.
At the March 21, 2013 NYC CLC Executive Board meeting in March, a resolution was adopted in support of commonsense immigration reform. The labor movement in New York City stands firmly in support of a pathway to citizenship in order to improve wages and labor standards for all workers. The aspi