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AFL-CIO, 32BJ Rips Federal Court Decision to Deport Essential Workers
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AFL-CIO, 32BJ Rips Federal Court Decision to Deport Essential Workers

PASADENA, Calif.—A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 14 that the Trump administration can end temporary protected status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan—possibly setting up more than 300,000 people to be deported beginning next year. Harvard janitor and 32BJ member Doris Landaverde, co-founder of the Harvard TPS committee, speaks out against the…

New Lifeline for Essential Immigrant Workers Facing Deportation
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New Lifeline for Essential Immigrant Workers Facing Deportation

New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), this week, introduced the COVID-19 Employment Authorization Document Extension Act to prolong and retroactively authorize the extension of work permits to immigrant essential workers who are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.  According to Meng’s office, the bill would automatically extend the length of…

RWDSU Leader Ahead Of Mission To Central America: ‘Immigrants Should Be Welcomed And Not Feared’
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RWDSU Leader Ahead Of Mission To Central America: ‘Immigrants Should Be Welcomed And Not Feared’

New York, NY – Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, on Thursday, gave his blessing to an upcoming Catholic Charities mission to Central America slated to depart the day after Easter — and the union leader taking part in the effort says its about “changing the narrative” surrounding immigration and being able to…

Yearning to Breathe Free…
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Yearning to Breathe Free…

Editor’s Note: This is Part II in a series putting U.S. immigration into historical context.  Now that attention is focused on our southern border and the complex issues surrounding immigration, let’s look at some history.  The immigration reform acts of 1965 and 1986 had unintended consequences for Latin American immigration.

To Form A More Perfect Union…
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To Form A More Perfect Union…

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a column putting U.S. immigration in historical context.  Even in a country founded in rebellion and based on a Constitution that calls for promoting “the general welfare” – for securing “the blessings of Liberty” — a walk down the hall of mirrors that is history reveals many chapters…

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