Tag: Immigration

Statement from UAW President Rory L. Gamble: We must reverse policies that punish international students

In the past two weeks, the Administration has announced the latest in a series of policies that target workers and students who come to the United States to live, study, and work. On June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Proclamation prohibiting many H, L and J visa holders from around the world from entering the U.S. to work and study. With the international scholar community still reeling from this order, U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 6 that international students on F and M visas will face deportation if their school switches to online ... Read more

UAW Statement on Immigration

Overview Our broken immigration system hurts all of us. The status quo creates divisions, depresses wages and weakens labor standards for all workers. Out of fear of being deported, undocumented workers have little recourse against wage theft and other employer abuses. When businesses can exploit immigrant workers, it lowers the wages of all workers. There are an estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The vast majority are here because they want a better life for their families and faced economic and political oppression back home. Often, these individuals come from undemocratic countries that lack even the most ... Read more