Without immigrant workers, California’s economy would grind to a halt. Immigrants are the backbone of the state’s economy and a growing political force. Immigrant workers are at the forefront of organizing campaigns and revitalizing the labor movement. Protecting the rights of immigrant workers and their families, especially the right to organize, benefits all workers in California.
We call for humane and comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. We condemn raids on immigrant workers in their workplaces and homes, and the use of immigration-related retaliation to stop worker organizing. We reject anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. We demand an end to the separation of families through aggressive and unnecessary deportations. We support strong enforcement of labor laws to prevent exploitation of immigrant workers and the race to the bottom for all workers.