AFL-CIO: Resolution Against Immigration Executive Actions Validates Trump’s Racist Rhetoric

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 18, 2016.  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on H.Res. 639 authorizing the House to file an amicus brief calling for continued obstruction of the Administration’s immigration executive actions in U.S. v. Texas.

Once again, we see that the only immigration votes House Republican leadership is willing to call are those aimed at dividing working families and demonizing immigrant workers. By supporting this resolution, House Republican leaders are validating Donald Trump’s racist political discourse.

Rather than offering real solutions, this resolution aims to deny millions of aspiring Americans the opportunity to gain a measure of increased dignity in their lives and security on the job. The DAPA and expanded DACA programs promise to provide much-needed relief for immigrant families and help mitigate the harm inflicted by our broken immigration system while we continue to press for comprehensive reform with a roadmap to citizenship.

Far from paralyzing those directly affected, political attacks and legal setbacks have further strengthened the resolve of a resilient community and inspired unprecedented levels of naturalization around the country. We know that an organized community is a stronger community, and that together we will rise.