LIUNA was founded more than a century ago by proud immigrants and we continue to work for fair treatment of immigrant workers in this nation. But our country’s current immigration policy and its programs are failing both citizens and immigrants.
Instead of passing comprehensive immigration reform which LIUNA continues to strongly support, there are some elected officials who want to focus on a deportation-only policy and the expansion of guest worker programs which are bad for the U.S. and immigrant workers alike. We will continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform and will not stop until it gets done. It is not only the right thing to do, but it is the necessary thing to do.
LIUNA supports President Obama’s Executive Order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which temporarily defers deportation for approximately 1.9 million eligible undocumented youth. In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, LIUNA urges candidates and elected officials to support DACA.