Immigration Executive Orders

On January 25, President Trump issued executive orders to increase deportations and to commence construction of a wall along the US/Mexico border. On January 27th, President Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain has responded to these actions in a recent press statement: 

"The Oregon AFL-CIO is strongly opposed to any Congressional or Presidential action which threatens the rights of working people by any means, including last week’s Executive Orders regarding immigration and refugees.  We stand in support and solidarity with Oregon’s immigrant and refugee communities. Last week’s Executive Orders have only increased fear and divided us as a nation – they do not represent the values that Oregon’s unions stand for. "