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AFL-CIO Memo: Obama Should Grant "Affirmative Relief With Work Authorization"

New from Greg Sargent at the Washington Post this morning: the AFL-CIO has released a memo asking President Obama to stop deporting low-priority immigrants — and to give them work permits.  Read more below or here: The AFL-CIO memo is a reminder that Obama will likely feel overwhelming pressure to do something to slow deportations if House Republicans fail … Continue reading »

AFL-CIO Announces Hard Hitting Immigration Ad Campaign

The following is a press release from AFL-CIO: Labor Federation mobilizes workers to pressure House Republicans to pass immigration reform with roadmap to citizenship and workers’ rights Efforts tie into coalition “Cost of Inaction” mobilizations Today the AFL-CIO announced the release of new, hard hitting television ads that call out Republicans for obstructing comprehensive immigration … Continue reading »

AFL-CIO Launches Campaign for Immigration Reform: "Road Map to Citizenship is Essential to all of America’s Workers"

Today, leaders from the AFL-CIO hosted a press call to announce their campaign for immigration reform. From the press release: Comprehensive immigration reform with a road map to citizenship is essential to all of America’s workers, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a telephone press conference today, as he an Maria Elena Durazo, chair of … Continue reading »