As many of you know, immigration reform is one of the top priorities of LiUNA. In an effort to provide the membership with information related to immigration and immigration reform, Local 79 is presenting an Immigration Forum at St. Vartan Church on the afternoon of Sunday, April 6th from 2:00-5:00 pm.
The forum, which will be presented in Spanish (with simultaneous Spanish-to-English interpretation over headsets) will address the following topics: LiUNA’s position on immigration issues; the current state of immigration reform legislation in Congress; issues related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); rights of undocumented workers; and immigration services available in New York City. Following presentations on these subjects, there will be an open question-and-answer session.
LiUNA’s General President Terry O’Sullivan and Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Ray Pocino are scheduled to be present at the Forum, an indication of their commitment to the needs and rights of the immigrant community. Joining Terry and Ray will be politicians and LiUNA’s two top immigration staff, who will make presentations about LiUNA’s position on immigration and the current state of immigration reform in the United States Congress. In addition to this, Make the Road New York will provide four lawyers to speak about DACA, employment rights of undocumented workers, and immigration services available in New York City.