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NY Teamster President Calls Member’s Deportation a “Wakeup Call”

By George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16

Hundreds of immigrants are being deported every day, and have been for years, but the impact hits home when it happens to one of your own.

Over the last two weeks, my union, the Teamsters, watched as one of our long-serving members was taken from his family and deported. The experience was a wakeup call that deportation can happen to any of our immigrant members or neighbors.