Hispanic Teamsters Caucus President Cheers Decision Protecting Dreamers
George Miranda, President of the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus and President of Teamsters Joint Council 16 in New York City, made the following statement cheering today’s Supreme Court decision upholding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
“This is the tremendous news for our immigrant families and union workers. DACA has allowed young people, including Teamsters members and their children, to go to college, work, and live their lives in the open.
“Today’s victory is thanks to the unceasing activism of the Dreamers themselves. Our union was proud to stand alongside them in this case. We will continue to support them in the fight to maintain this program and to extend protections to all our immigrant sisters and brothers.
“We cannot have worker rights without immigrant rights, or vice versa. Working people regardless of nationality must be part of one labor movement if we want safe jobs, strong unions, and prosperity for our families.”