UNITE HERE Condemns ICE Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children

Contact: Ramiro S. Fúnez, 646-923-1858, [email protected] LOS ANGELES, CA— Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Monday that ICE officials detained 121 adults and children in Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina over New Year’s weekend, all of whom are in the process of being repatriated. In response, UNITE HERE, a union of 270,000 hospitality…

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UNITE HERE Calls for Firing of ICE Director after Chicago-Area Meatpacking Raid

New Video Details Impact of Bungled Enforcement Priorities on Immigrant Workers Contact: Joe Shansky, [email protected], 312-623-5382 [Chicago, IL] One year ago, President Obama reiterated his immigration enforcement priorities and announced an Executive Order that would have provided deportation relief for nearly five million undocumented workers in the U.S.  By contrast, workers at Ruprecht Company, a…

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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.…

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UNITE HERE Joins Immigration Groups in Citizenship Day Celebration, Organizing Events and Workshops in Six Cities Nationwide

New Video Spotlights Union’s Role in Assisting Immigrants on Path to Citizenship [New York, NY]—UNITE HERE, one of the fastest-growing labor unions in North America, proudly announces its participation in this year’s national Citizenship Day, observed annually on Sept. 17. This year, the Union joins hundreds of immigration groups nationwide in the federal observance, also…

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UNITE HERE Joins Immigrant Rights Groups

UNITE HERE Joins Immigrant Rights Groups in Nationwide Day of Action to Fight for Immigrant Families [New York, NY] – On Tuesday, hundreds of members of UNITE HERE are participating in actions in cities nationwide, demanding an end to the Republican-inspired lawsuit currently blocking the implementation of the new DAPA and expanded DACA programs. UNITE…

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Congressman Luis Gutierrez Meets with Local Immigrants

As President’s Immigration Initiative is Debated Nationally, Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Meet with Local Immigrants Facing Federal Workplace Inspection. CHICAGO, IL – This Monday, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, a national leader on immigration issues, will meet in Chicago with Mundelein-based meatpacking workers facing a workplace immigration audit. The Congressman will be returning from New Orleans,…

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