Statement by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding President Trump ending DACA


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 

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Statement by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding President Trump ending DACA:

Today’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a disgrace. This is not what the United States of America represents, nor is it who we are. This policy is another clear example of White Supremacy strategies and tactics and we denounce it. 

This administration is attacking 800,000 young immigrant workers who pay taxes and are essential to the USA economy. This policy change was completely at President Trump’s discretion and we will hold him accountable for it.

This action is shameful and completely stains the Republican party. We call on Republican legislators in the Senate and Congress to support the young immigrants and work with Democrats to pass a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act. We call on our Las Vegas employers on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas to stand with your workforce and to not let this immoral decision pass quietly. 

The Culinary Union has been fighting for Nevadans for over 82 years and we will never stop. While our communities may be constantly under attack by this current administration, we will not live in fear and we will fight back. We may have a temporary president, but the 57,000 workers we represent, the immigrants in our community, and those resisting everyday in the streets, are here to stay.

To join the fight, text “dreamers” to 877-877.


Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent over 57,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most of casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. UNITE HERE represents 270,000 workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America.

The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with over 57,000 members - a diverse membership that is approximately 55% women and 56% Latino. Members -who work as guest room attendants, bartenders, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, and kitchen workers- come from 167 countries and speak over 40 different languages. The Culinary Union has been fighting for fair wages, job security, and good health benefits for working men and women in Nevada for over 82 years. / @Culinary226 


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