Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on the Supreme Court DAPA/DACA Ruling
Today's Supreme Court decision is a huge disappointment that leaves millions of hard-working California immigrant families at risk. At risk of separation from their families, at risk of exploitation by their employers, at risk of losing their children. Despite this setback, the California Labor movement is steadfast in our resolve to protect the rights and well-being of immigrants who came to this country in search of a better life for themselves and their children.
We remain committed to comprehensive federal immigration reform but won't stand on the sidelines captive to Washington gridlock. The California Labor movement will continue to champion state laws that protect immigrant workers from exploitation on and off the job.
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The California Labor Federation is made up of more than 1,200 AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.