UNITE HERE Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Fee Hikes Limiting Access to Citizenship, DACA, Asylum, and Other Relief

“The Trump administration’s proposed fee hikes are a brazen attempt to restrict access to citizenship, DACA, asylum, and other forms of relief to the wealthy, continuing their despicable campaign to limit immigration reform to the 1% through requirements that make wealth a prerequisite for access to the American Dream. As we head into 2020, we…

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UNITE HERE Hospitality Workers Union Condemns Trump Public Charge Rule Favoring Wealthier Immigrants, Vows Action to Take Back Our Government in 2020

NEW YORK, NY—Today UNITE HERE hospitality workers union denounced the Trump Administration’s latest racist attack on immigrant families—a new rule that gives preferential treatment to wealthier immigrants seeking legal status in the U.S. UNITE HERE International President D. Taylor issued the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule is merely the latest salvo in…

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UNITE HERE Applauds Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Choice Hotels Refusal to Allow ICE to Use Their Hotels as Temporary Jails

New York, NY – Days after joining a major campaign calling on American hospitality companies to refuse participation in coming ICE raids, the union that represents North American hospitality workers is applauding Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Choice Hotels—some of the largest hotel companies in the world–for leading the way in making that pledge. “Marriott, Hilton,…

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Hospitality Union UNITE HERE Slams Trump for Threatened Raids and Deportations – Calls on Hotel and Food Service Employers to Refuse to Cooperate

President D. Taylor: “Hotels are meant to welcome people from all over the world, not jail them” Statement by D. Taylor, President of UNITE HERE: “UNITE HERE stands for protecting and fighting for the dignity of all people within the borders of the United States and Canada. We fight for every working person in the…

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Hospitality Workers’ Union Heralds Introduction of the Dream and Promise Act, Pledges Commitment to Passage

Washington, DC – Today UNITE HERE, North America’s largest hospitality workers’ union, heralded the introduction of the Dream and Promise Act, introduced today by Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard, Nydia M. Velazquez, and Yvette D. Clark to the United States House of Representatives. The union, which represents thousands of immigrant workers, pledged its support to securing passage of…

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UNITE HERE Applauds Preliminary Injunction on Termination of TPS for 300,000 Holders, Including Union Member Plaintiff

San Francisco, CA – UNITE HERE celebrates yesterday’s federal court ruling blocking termination of TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan, and Nicaragua, in which UNITE HERE Orlando member and Haitian TPS holder Wilna Destin is a plaintiff along with her child. The ruling created a temporary injunction on the TPS terminations for those countries, whose…

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UNITE HERE Member, Members of Other Labor and Immigrant Advocacy Organizations Sue Trump Administration to Overturn TPS Terminations

San Francisco, CA – This morning at federal court in San Francisco, a UNITE HERE member from Haiti with Temporary Protective Status (TPS) and eight other TPS holders filed a lawsuit to overturn the Trump administration’s Temporary Protective Status terminations. The UNITE HERE member, Wilna Destin of Orlando, Florida is a Haitian TPS recipient and…

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Rewire: Lawsuit Hits Back Against Trump’s Elimination of Immigration Protections: ‘This Is Ethnic Cleansing’

A federal lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District Court challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an estimated 200,000 people from four countries. Immigrant advocates are suing the Trump administration on behalf of TPS recipients from Haiti, El Salvador, Sudan, and Nicaragua. Prior to the Trump administration terminating TPS…

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