Both Democrats and Republicans agree that our immigration system is broken and needs reform. Our immigration laws allow unscrupulous employers and recruitment agencies to exploit workers who lack legal status. That hurts all workers.
On Wednesday, April 10th, tens of thousands of union members, immigrants, supporters, faith leaders and community advocates will be sending that message to our lawmakers. Starting at 3 p.m., the Rally for Citizenship will be held on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building.
We will educate, march, rally, pray and knock on the doors of Congress until commonsense immigration reform that includes a realistic path to citizenship gets to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature.
For too long, our communities have suffered under a defective and outdated immigration system that depresses wages for all workers, makes political scapegoats out of immigrants and tears families apart. Once undocumented workers are covered under labor laws, together we can build a united movement of working people to raise the living standards and fight those who want to drive wages down for all working people in America.
CWA joins our partners CCC, CASA de Maryland, SEIU, CARECEN, NEA, UAW and many others in supporting this event.
Register at www.citizenship-now.org/register-fo-a10/.
And to learn more about the labor movement’s new proposal for a W-Visa, check out this fact sheet.