Hotel workers in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York have been gathering for training sessions recently on how to handle visits from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The sessions, organized by the labor union UNITE HERE, teach workers how to effectively stonewall ICE agents, emphasizing employees’ right to refuse to answer questions…Details
In recent months unions around the country have been hosting “know your rights” workshops to teach workers how to handle encounters with ICE agents and where to turn when someone is detained. They’ve provided legal assistance to and rallied around members and their families who have wound up in deportation proceedings.
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.…Details
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…Details
There are about 5,700 immigrants in Nevada whose home countries are either unsafe or unable to handle their return, and local advocates want the Trump administration to extend temporary protections for these residents. The secretary of homeland security has designated 10 countries whose citizens can receive temporary protection status in the U.S., allowing them to…Details
New York, NY – Today on the 5th anniversary of the landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections, UNITE HERE is recognizing the many DACA recipients who keep the American hospitality industry thriving, and doubling down on our commitment to fight for continued DACA protections for these workers. The anniversary comes on the tail…Details
Following Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court, the Muslim ban is about to go into (partial) effect. Here are answers for the most frequent questions about what that means.
Sanctuary churches. Sanctuary schools. Sanctuary cities. Sanctuary workplaces? Albeit far from its intentions, the Trump administration has put the idea of sanctuaries on steroids—spaces free from the threat of raids and deportations. As immigrant workers, unions and their allies look for creative ways to counter anti-immigrant onslaughts, they’re adopting the sanctuary framework to deal with…Details
On Sunday, the creation of a jingle meant to combat the arrest and deportation of immigrants was announced. The ditty is not for radio or TV, but comes in the form of a ringtone for a cellphone. It urges immigrants to sign nothing, say nothing and contact an attorney when confronted by federal immigration agents.…Details
Members of Florida’s hospitality union gathered in Miami to rally for a longer extension for Haitian immigrants living in the United States. The hospitality union, Unite Here, met at the Notre Dame D’Haiti Catholic Church, Tuesday night, to continue the push for a longer extension to the Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants in South…Details