Immigration Reform

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1199SEIU is a rich tapestry of members from every corner of the globe. Our diversity enriches and strengthens our union. Originally founded largely by Eastern European immigrants, 1199 has always embraced and recognized the contributions of immigrants to our workplace and movement. Anti-immigrant bias is a tool of those who would profit by dividing the ranks of working people.

In the later half of the 20th century through the first years of this one, 1199 has worked closely with Haitian, Latino and Asian-Pacific Islander communities toward comprehensive immigration reform and to put an end to the scapegoating of immigrants, including those in the Muslim community.

We call for an end to mass deportations and have worked and marched beside our allies in favor of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

LABOR LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS TURN OUT FOR IMMIGRANTS
July 5, 2018

Whether it was Lower Manhattan or in Los Angeles, labor leaders and activists took to the streets to protest the White House’s immigration policies.

PRES. GRESHAM: ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. NOW IS THE TIME FOR WASHINGTON TO ACT LIKE IT
January 12, 2018

New York, NY -1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent comments about immigration from Africa and the Caribbean:

STATEMENT ON NAZI RALLY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
August 14, 2017

The neo-Nazi led and racist fueled violence rally in Charlottesville, VA is a shocking act of terror. But, this is nothing we have not seen in our country’s history before. Torches carried by the terror group mirror KKK and Nazi rallies that have occurred across our country, dating back to the 19th century.

Dec 20, 2016
"We thank President Obama for the pardons and clemencies he issued this week and throughout his years in office. The steps taken by the…
Jun 27, 2016
On June 23rd, the Supreme Court announced a split decision on US v. Texas, the case against President Obama’s executive actions on…
Apr 12, 2016
?The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU call on the Suffolk County Republican Party to immediately cancel its planned event with Donald Trum...
Mar 14, 2016
National & Local Latino Leaders in Miami Speak Out Against GOP Presidential Candidates' Extremism Miami, FL ? Last week in F...
Feb 17, 2016
IMMIGRANTS, WORKERS AND VOTERS TELL THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE: WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER! Hundreds of immigra...
Feb 17, 2016
Cientos de familias inmigrantes, votantes, campesinos y trabajadores mal pagados se movilizan a Tallahassee para protestar a los l
Dec 5, 2015
?Hard-working immigrants contribute to our economy and do the jobs that benefit all of us, including growing and serving the food that w...
Nov 17, 2015
?Today the Executive Board of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, and 1199S...
Aug 11, 2015
With so much at stake for working people it?s time to start thinking about 2016. There are 15 months to go before next year?...
Feb 18, 2015
In a joint statement from Maria Castaneda, Secretary-Treasurer, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and Estela Vazquez, Executive Vi...
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