For Immediate Release
Statement by Geoconda Argüello-Kline Regarding President Trump Ending DACA
WASHINGTON - Statement by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding President Trump ending DACA:
President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) today is a disgrace. This is not what the United States of America represents, nor is it who we are. This policy is another clear example of White Supremacy strategies and tactics and we denounce it.
This administration is attacking 800,000 young immigrant workers who pay taxes and are essential to the USA economy. This policy change was completely at President Trump’s discretion and we will hold him accountable for it.
This action is shameful and completely stains the Republican party. We call on Republican legislators in the Senate and Congress to support young immigrants and work with Democrats to pass a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act. We call on our Las Vegas employers on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas to stand with your workforce and to not let this immoral decision pass quietly.
The Culinary Union has been fighting for Nevadans for over 82 years and we will never stop. While our communities may be constantly under attack by this current administration, we will not live in fear and we will fight back. We may have a temporary president, but the 57,000 workers we represent, the immigrants in our community, and those resisting everyday in the streets, are here to stay.
To join the fight, text “dreamers” to 877-877
The Culinary Union was chartered on November 1, 1935 and 2015 marked the 80th anniversary of the organization that has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Nevada hospitality workers and their families with union wages and benefits. In eight decades, the Culinary Union has become an essential economic institution and a strong political force in the Battle Born State.