Immigrant Families Protected from Deportation

June 19, 2020 - CLDC

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2020) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding protections for Dreamers is a victory for 650,000 immigrants and their families. The court ruled against the Trump Administration’s cruel termination of the DACA program which threatened Dreamers, immigrants who came to the United States as children, with deportation.

Dreamers have built lives here in the United States, starting careers, and paying taxes and Social Security. Many tens of thousands of Dreamers are union members – including LIUNA members - and work in the construction industry literally building America.IUNA is proud to stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters and we will continue to fight for permanent status for Dreamers and those in the Temporary Protected Status program, and comprehensive immigration reform.