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Trump's Continuing War on Immigrants
Justin Flores , Vice President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee
Andrea Christina Mercado Campaign Director at the National Domestic Worker Alliance
Carlos Jimenez, Executive Director Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO
While a Federal Appeals Panel unanimously rejected President Trumps bid to reinstate his ban on travel into the United States from seven largely Muslim nations, a related threat now to undocumented immigrants by one of Trump's prior Executive Orders on immigrants already in the U.S. is surfacing. Guadalupe Garca de Rayos , a 35-year-old mother of two, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Phoenix on Feb. 9th and deported to Mexico, a country she left 21 years ago, because she used a false social security card in Phoenix in 2008. Trump persists in the absurd claim that America will be safe and great again only after an assault on bad dudes and criminal aliens, like Guadalupe Garca de Rayos whom he has promised to arrest and remove by the millions. Building Bridges talks with three union organizers who believe that immigrant rights and labor rights are interrelated and that we must fight to defend the rights of undocumented and other immigrants.
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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