United Food and Commercial Workers International Union supports illegal immigration, opposes "no match"
Posted Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 7:10 pm
On a dark, stormy night, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union ("UFCW") released the following press release (link) about the DHS' new "no match" requirements regarding Social Security numbers. Not only are they encouraging the Bush administration to be even worse than they are now by turning a blind eye to massive illegal immigration, it may contain a false charge (bolded):
On a hot, quiet August morning in Washington, DC - when the President is on vacation and Congress at recess - the Bush Administration announced an immigration reform package that essentially mandates federal racial discrimination.
The Administration's guidelines would throw the doors open to racial discrimination to whole classes of people by placing an undue burden on workers who sound foreign, look foreign and particularly, on the tens of millions of Hispanic and Asian-Americans who would face greater scrutiny in the workplace. It is irresponsible to toss out civil rights for the sake of political gamesmanship.
...Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has proven by its past behavior that it is not beyond their scope to traumatize innocent workers, including U.S. citizens, under the guise of immigration enforcement. During its raids at Swift meatpacking plants last December, all workers, including citizens, legal residents, were held by ICE agents and subjected to unlawful search and seizure.