The U.S. immigration system is broken—and U.S.-born workers as well as aspiring citizens are paying a heavy price. America needs to create an immigration process that works for working people—not a system that benefits corporate employers at the expense of everyone else.
Current U.S. immigration policy is a blueprint for employer manipulation and abuse, and both new American immigrants and American-born workers are suffering the consequences.
We say, “¡Basta Ya!” or “Enough Already!” That’s why the AFL-CIO supports a comprehensive, worker-centered approach as part of a common-sense immigration process.
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At the March 21, 2013 NYC CLC Executive Board meeting in March, a resolution was adopted in support of commonsense immigration reform. The labor movement in New York City stands firmly in support of a pathway to citizenship in order to improve wages and labor standards for all workers. The aspi