AFL-CIO Rejects Policies that Further Criminalize Immigrant Communities

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 23, 2015.  Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on House consideration of H.R.3009 the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act:

We should not allow shameless, anti-immigrant politicians to frame our nation’s policy debate. We reject this bill and any policies that further criminalize immigrants and communities of color.

The labor movement will accept nothing less than real and comprehensive solutions to our nation’s immigration crisis.

We have endured enforcement-only strategies for decades, and we have yet to see one that protects workers. They’re unjust, and they don’t work. Enough already.