We are a nation of citizens.
Citizenship unites us and can strengthen our unions
LIUNA was founded more than a century ago by immigrants struggling for citizenship and to improve their lives. These proud men and women have helped build our nation, just as many immigrants do today.
Our current immigration policy is failing both citizens and immigrants.
- Comprehensive immigration reform must include an earned path to citizenship so there is no underclass of workers that employers can use to drive down wages and working conditions.
- We have an obligation to secure our borders in a strong and humane way, while still recognizing it's in everyone's interest to keep families together.
- We are not a nation of guests and temporary workers. With more than 1 million unemployment in the construction industry, there is no justification of any type of guest worker programs in construction.
LIUNA supports President Obama's proposal for comprehensive reform. Some Republicans have proposed a "piecemeal approach" which would expand guest worker programs, and create an even larger pool of workers vulnerable to exploitation, without providing an earned path to citizenship.
LIUNA members and fellow workers will be joining efforts across the country to support comprehensive immigration reform measure that will help undocumented workers step out of the shadows.
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Letter to Congress in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform from General President Terry O'Sullivan
AFL-CIO: Seven Immigration Myths and Facts
SPLC: Close to Slavery - Guestworker Programs in the United States
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Rally Flyer Template: Black and White l Color
Recruitment Revealed: Fundamental Flaws in the H-2 Temporary Worker Program and Recommendations for Change
Contested Ground: Immigration in the Unities States