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AFL-CIO: It’s Time for Immigration Reform


The fate of comprehensive immigration reform with a road map to citizenship that fully protects the rights of all workers is now in the hands of House Republicans. The Senate passed its bipartisan bill in June, and a House bill patterned on the Senate measure was introduced. However, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other republicans have indicated that they will not allow a vote on the reform bill.

The AFL-CIO has launched a multi-city ad campaign and in-district mobilizations to increase pressure on Republicans. “The time for acting on immigration reform is now and the labor movement has decided to throw down in a big way to make it happen. Every day, over 1,000 people are deported, while House Republicans refuse to act on immigration reform with a road map to citizenship and workers’ rights. We won’t stop until the deportation crisis ends and aspiring Americans have the road map to citizenship they deserve,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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