AFL-CIO Launches ‘We Rise’ Campaign to Train and Organize Immigrant Workers

Latin Post | April 3, 2015

The AFL-CIO launched a three-day national immigration training program on Tuesday to help undocumented immigrants take advantage of President Obama’s executive order for new immigration relief measures.

Activists, labor unions and immigrant right advocates from across the country gathered in Washington, DC for trainings, workshops and strategy sessions designed to galvanize immigrant workers.

One focus of the initiative was to prep attendees on how to help others in need of protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), and Obama’s proposal to expand DACA, which would protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Author: UI