Statement by AFL-CIO President Trumka on the Ongoing Deportation Crisis


May 28, 2014

“We face a grave moral crisis on immigration reform.  Our long-held belief is that every possible step that could be taken should be taken with great urgency.  We reiterate our urgent plea that all political leaders, in both branches, act without delay to end the deportation crisis.

That means that the executive branch must provide all those who would qualify for citizenship under the bipartisan Senate Bill affirmative status with work authorization, as laid out in our policy statement

And that means that Republican leaders must stop catering to extremists and pursue sound public policy by immediately scheduling a vote on HR 15, the House version of the bipartisan Senate immigration bill.”

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