32BJ Members Converge on Supreme Court for Split Decision Impacting Immigrant Families
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on U.S. v. Texas, the case against President Obama’s deferred actions initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA, and agreed that these initiatives fall within president Obama’s legal authority.
“While today’s split decision sets no Supreme Court precedent, the President’s immigration initiatives will unfortunately remain blocked nationwide thanks to the overreach by a single district court judge in Texas and the partisan obstruction of extremist Republicans,” said 32BJ SEIU Vice President Jaime Contreras.
“As we approach November’s crucial election, we will hold all candidates accountable for how they treat immigrant families and immigrant workers, and will demand a broad resolution to this long-standing issue.”
The majority of 32BJ’s 155,000 members were born outside of the U.S. and come from over 60 countries around the world. They live and work with immigrants of all stripes, and recognize the impact this decision will have on their families, friends and neighbors.
“Together, we will show extremist Republicans that you can’t play politics with the lives of families and simply get away with it,” Michelle Rios, said a janitor and 32BJ member. “The racist, anti-immigrant attacks have left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of immigrant and Latino voters. We won’t forget.”
With more than 155,000 members in 11 states, including 18,000 in the D.C. Metropolitan Area and Baltimore, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.