Immigration Reform

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).

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…
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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...
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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...
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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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