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Texas Ruling On Immigration Is Setback But Will Not Stop The AFL-CIO’s Work On Immigration

Late last night, a Texas judge issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation of President Obama’s new deferred action initiatives. These initiatives, announced last November, came in response to more than 10 years of political stalemates and failure by Congress to address America’s broken immigration system and alleviate the pain endured by millions of […]

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State Rep. Rideout blames measles outbreak on Obama immigration policy

Image: youtube.com/wmurtv President Obama and his “wave of illegal immigrants” are responsible for the ongoing measles outbreak, writes State Rep. Leon Rideout. “Measles Once Eradicated In United States Now Rampant In 14 States,” Rideout wrote on his Facebook page. “Can You Say Thank You Obama And Your Wave Of Illegal Immigrants. There Is A Reason […]

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Senator Shaheen Says “We Cannot Play Politics With Dept. Of Homeland Security Funding”

At New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC), Shaheen highlights importance of homeland security resources for public safety and preparedness (Concord, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning toured the New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC) to highlight the importance of approving homeland security funding for the remainder of this fiscal year in […]

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Republicans Vote To Block President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

Yesterday, the US House voted along party lines to block President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration and deferred deportations of those aspiring Americans currently residing in the US. The House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security with a couple of major caveat’s.  The Immigration Policy Center reported: “The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved […]

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Immigration, Civil Rights and Labor Groups Join Legal Effort to Defend Immigration Action

Washington D.C. – Today, immigration, civil rights and labor groups joined the legal effort to defend President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration by filing an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case, State of Texas vs. United States. In the days after the President’s November 20th announcement, two lawsuits were filed seeking to block implementation of the new […]

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Immigration Accountability Executive Action

Today is an important step toward rational and humane enforcement of immigration law. On behalf of America’s workers, we applaud the Administration’s willingness to act.  We have been calling upon the White House to halt unnecessary deportations since Spring 2013 because our broken immigration system is an invitation for employer manipulation and abuse, and U.S.-born […]

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AFT’s Weingarten: Obama’s Action Reunites Families, Brings Workers Out of the Shadows

WASHINGTON—Statement by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on President Obama’s executive order that expands protections to millions of undocumented immigrants: “As a union, we’ve always been committed to opening the doors of opportunity for all children, and immigration is an issue that touches every community we serve. After the House of Representatives refused […]

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What NAFTA Foretells For New Proposed Trade Deal (InZane Times)

My colleague Gabriel Camacho and I wrote this a year ago, timed to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  With President Obama in China touting a new “free trade” agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, this seemed like a good time to re-post it here.  The original article was published in […]

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