More than 1 million working people who help to build, feed, serve, educate and care for our nation are at risk right now.Their rights and jobs are on the line unless we can convince Congress to step up to protect them.
The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 will provide a well-earned path to citizenship for working people with Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Enforced Departure and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. These valued members of our communities and our unions work across a wide range of industries in every state of the union—and now it is time for us to have their backs.
This is part of an email I received today.
They simply have not made this connection.
If they will work to make it so that American citizens like myself were getting jobs, then yes I would support what they are doing here.
But when others are getting jobs at my expense because we are not creating enough jobs here in America, then no, I will not support it.
Think of it this way.
As our population increases, we need to create more jobs to keep up with the population growth.
Yet all of these companies have sent our jobs to other countries decreasing the amount of jobs here in America we have available for our population.
And when these companies import non-immigrant guest workers, that also decreases the amount of jobs available for our citizens.
Which leaves highly skilled people like myself totally unemployable, or very underemployed which is not acceptable.