BAYAN PNW Mobilizes for Immigration Reform

May 1, 2013

PUSO will be at the march and rally today. Come join us!

GABRIELA Seattle

Seattle May 1st March for Workers and Immigrant Rights 2013
Communities around the nation mobilize to call on President Obama and Congress to finally create and pass legislation that:

  • Encompasses fair pathways to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented immigrants
  • Reunites the nearly 4.3 million family members that are waiting in family visa backlogs
  • Ends the criminalization of immigrants through state anti-immigration laws and government programs like Secure Communities
  • And establishes just and humane labor protections and workers rights for all immigrant workers who are some of the most exploited workers in the U.S.

In the Philippines, 4,500 people leave every day to find employment abroad as unfair trade agreements and economic policies perpetuate a backwards, agrarian, pre-industrial economy that serve to benefit U.S. imperialism and the local ruling classes (1%). In an ever worsening global economic crisis, the exploitation of our people in our homeland and more than 9.5 million Filipinos overseas intensifies. And in the U.S., a broken immigration policy works in conjunction with the Philippine government’s Labor Export Policy…

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