The petition says the following:
The ability to exploit any person undermines standards for us all. DACA and TPS are crucial programs that provide work permits to more than 1 million working men and women, allowing them to stand up for their rights on the job. DACA and TPS holders are members of our families, our unions and our communities who have made positive contributions to our society for many years. Our entire workforce will suffer if these immigrant working people are stripped of their rights and status. Please demonstrate your commitment to raising wages and improving working conditions in our country by defending DACA and extending TPS protections.
The ability to exploit any person in the workplace undermines standards for us all. That’s why we all need to have each other’s backs.
More than 1 million men and women have been living and working in our country for years under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). These programs offer stability to immigrant working people and allow them to contribute more fully to our communities, our unions and our economy.
But now, these hardworking people face real risk of having their status and work permits stripped away, so the Trump administration needs to hear from us right now.
You may remember seeing an email from our UNITE HERE sister, Gerdine Vesagne, earlier this summer. She is one of the more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants who are facing deportation if TPS expires—even though she’s been living and working here legally for nearly a decade. If DACA and TPS protections are stripped away, the impact on working people and their families could be devastating.
DACA and TPS benefit all working people in our country by ensuring that more than 1 million immigrant women and men have the status to stand up for their rights on the job. These crucial protections help to lift standards for wages and working conditions across the board.
In our fight to protect and value every person who works in our country, this is the front line.