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ICE agents union to AFL-CIO president Trumka: You dont speak for us
Posted By Caroline May On 12:34 PM 02/01/2013 @ 12:34 PM In DC Exclusives - Original Reporting,Politics,Yahoo! Linkbox,Yahoo! News | No Comments
The ICE Agents union responded forcefully to AFL-CIO president Richard Trumkas assertion Tuesday that unions did have at one point some differences but the entire labor movement is entirely behind the presidents immigration reform agenda now.
No President Trumka, there are still differences within the AFL-CIO, and you dont speak for us, the ICE union dispatched in a press release this week.
According to the union, an AFL-CIO affiliate currently suing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, ICE Director John Morton, and U.S. Customs and Immigration Services Director Mayorkas over the administrations changes to immigration policy, which they say prevents them from enforcing the law the ICE Agents union has been barred from AFL-CIO discussions regarding the unions stance on immigration policy.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Immigration’s Poison Pill: Big Labor
January 31, 2013, 6:57 p.m. ET
By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
Unions have long used Democratic allies to kill any reform that includes a guest-worker program.
President Obama, in his otherwise lofty immigration speech this week, felt compelled to warn Americans that as “reform becomes more real,” it will be attacked by people determined “to pull this thing apart.” He’d know better than most.
The president was of course referring to Republicans, hoping to reinforce the perception that the GOP is the only obstacle to an immigration solution. This perception is highly convenient for Democrats, since it masks the fact that their party is effectively run by a force that despises comprehensive immigration reform and tanked it in the past: Big Labor.
“The issue here is instead one of powervia organizing. The labor movement is hemorrhaging members and is now at a crisis stage. Unions see an opportunity to pull in immigrants but have been frustrated in their efforts by undocumented workers fearful of being caught and deported. This would change with a path to citizenship. And it explains why AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka sat in the front row at President Obama’s speech and gave his full support to the “top priority” of immigration reform: “citizenship.”
Ernst Röhm get’s slapped down.