Tell Trump to Save DACA
Donald Trump and the GOP are threatening to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program which protects 800,000 immigrants who arrived in this country as children. Lives are on the line. Tell Trump to preserve our dreams, and our ability to contribute to a country that has room for all.
Trump May End DACA With 6-Month Delay
Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay. Politico: "President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises. The administration’s deliberations on the issue have been fluid and fast moving, and the president has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program."
Ten States to Sue Trump Over DACA
New York and Washington vow to sue the Trump Administration if it terminates the DACA program. TIME: "U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce plans for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Tuesday, but will not take questions, the Justice Department said on Monday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a joint statement with the state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, said, 'The president's action would upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever called America their home.' The attorney general of Washington state, Bob Ferguson, also threatened legal action. "I will use all the legal tools at my disposal to defend the thousands of Dreamers in Washington state,' he said in a statement."
DACA Protests Nationwide
DACA’s day of reckoning: White House protests on the day of Trump’s decision. WaPo:"Protesters plan to rally at the White House on Tuesday to urge President Trump to preserve an Obama-era program that shields nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation... Advocates plan to rally at the White House in the morning, march to the Justice Department and the Trump hotel, then circle back to the White House. A small group will also launch a five-day fast at the First Trinity Lutheran Church in the District."
AFL-CIO Rips Trump on Labor
AFL-CIO head rips Trump on Labor Day: 'He’s assaulted' worker regulations.' The Hill: "AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka ripped President Trump on Labor Day for repealing key protections for workers. Trumka said Monday on CNN that Trump has repeatedly 'assaulted' major regulations aimed at keeping American workers safe. 'He’s assaulted just about every health and safety regulation out there, whether it’s from beryllium or silica,' Trumka said. 'He attacked the overtime regulations, he attacked regulations for consumer protection.' Trumka acknowledged that Trump had attracted support from workers during the 2016 campaign, but argued he 'hasn’t really done a good job' since taking office."
Canada Challenges US Anti-Union Laws in NAFTA Talks
In NAFTA Talks, Canada Demands US Drop Anti-Union 'Right to Work' Laws. Common Dreams: "Canada has demanded that the United States eliminate anti-union 'right-to-work' laws as part of ongoing NAFTA negotiations, the Canadian Globe and Mail reported. 'One group of negotiators spent all day Sunday working on the labor file,' The Globe and Mail noted. 'One source familiar with the discussions said Canada wants the United States to pass a federal law stopping state governments from enacting right-to-work legislation; the source said the United States has not agreed to such a request.' In addition, Canadian negotiators are reportedly pressuring both the United States and Mexico "to offer a year of paid family leave, as Canada does.' The reports came just ahead of Labor Day, as thousands of workers throughout the U.S. and across the globe walked out of their jobs and took to the streets demanding a living wage and the right to organize. According to Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, a 'total of 28 states, including three this year, have passed right-to-work legislation, a sledgehammer that dilutes worker organization and bargaining, paving the way for lower wages and a host of labor violations.'"