Texas AFL-CIO: Congress Must Act to Protect Dreamers

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy posted this statement in response to a federal judge’s ruling today on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

“Today’s ruling is a rank injustice. While Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton treat DACA recipients as political pawns, more than 100,000 persons who call Texas home have been placed in jeopardy of deportation out of the only country they know.” 

“Our state leadership is off-the-charts wrong for persecuting Dreamers, some of whom are outstanding union members and staff at the Texas AFL-CIO. And Congress is off-the-charts late in addressing this crisis. The Texas AFL-CIO will continue to fight for justice for Dreamers and for an immigration system that recognizes the human right of everyone in our nation to live free of fear.”