SEIU 2015 on U.S. Supreme Court’s Mixed Messages To Immigrants, People of Color
Los Angeles—In the last 36 hours, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision blocking President Trump’s attempt to undercount people of color and immigrants in the upcoming 2021 Census, while only this morning, the Court announced it will hear cases against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that protects nearly 800,000 immigrant youth from deportations.
Below is a statement by SEIU 2015 President April Verrett:
“Just as immigrants, people of color, and working people breathed a sigh of relief after the US Supreme Court blocked Donald Trump’s citizenship question on the US Census yesterday, the Court now says it will hear cases against DACA.
“In SEIU 2015, our caregivers, families, and the seniors and people with disabilities we serve are predominantly people of color and immigrants. These are the people who will be directly impacted by Donald Trump’s dark attempts to erase us from the Census, with his lies and fear tactics. And now he’s trying to get the Supreme Court to overturn DACA and put 800,000 immigrant youth at risk of deportations.”
“We’re not going to let that happen. Trump’s tricks will not work. SEIU 2015 will be in the streets, on the doorsteps, and in our communities to make sure every one of us are counted in the 2021 Census. And we will lay down in the streets to stop the deportations of our immigrants friends, families, and loved ones.
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SEIU 2015 is California’s largest local union, powered by more than 385,000 home care and nursing home workers leading long-term solutions for long term care. A predominantly women and women of color union, SEIU 2015 is the most diverse union in the country.