Las Vegas Sun: Workshops aim to educate undocumented Nevadans about their rights in wake of DACA decision

Two free, open-to-the-public workshops to be hosted by the Culinary Union on Wednesday at its central valley headquarters will aim to educate the estimated 13,000 DACA recipients in Nevada affected by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s Sept. 4 announcement on what to do if questioned by police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, among other scenarios.…

UNITE HERE Statement on DACA Termination

Joint Statement on Behalf of UNITE HERE International President D. Taylor and General Vice President Maria Elena Durazo New York, NY – Donald Trump’s announcement today that Deferred Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) will be terminated in six months barring congressional intervention is an astounding act of political cowardice, and a missed opportunity to make a…

Amid Deportations and New Attacks on Immigrants, UNITE HERE Urges Supreme Court to Expedite Review of Immigration Reform Case

Contact Ramiro S. Fúnez, 646-923-1858, rfunez@unitehere.org LOS ANGELES, CA—The Supreme Court of the United States announced on Tuesday that it will begin reviewing the Texas v. United States case this term. UNITE HERE, a union of 270,000 hospitality workers across the U.S. and Canada, is urging the judicial body to expedite its evaluation, citing increased…

María Elena Durazo on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Immigration Ruling: “We Must Continue Our Fight And Demand Immediate Action”

LOS ANGELES, CA— María Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity, is urging the United States Department of Justice to act with urgency on appealing the recent injunction against President Barack Obama’s executive policy on immigration. “We must continue our fight and demand immediate action,” Durazo said on Tuesday.…

DACA & DAPA News

Earlier this year, 25 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit to block DAPA and expanded DACA from ever being implemented. A Texas judge entered a preliminary injunction, preventing the federal government from accepting applications for DAPA and expanded DACA. Combined, these two programs would offer work authorization and relief from deportation to five million immigrants.…