STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding the Supreme Court’s DACA decision



Thursday, June 18th, 2020


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STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding the Supreme Court’s DACA decision:

As the largest organization of immigrants in Nevada, the Culinary Union represents thousands of DREAMERS who keep the Las Vegas hospitality industry running. Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a huge victory for DACA recipients and our community - it sends a clear message to the Trump Administration that #HomeIsHere for 700,000 DREAMERS in this country.

The Culinary Union is committed to win comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. It’s important to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 for our families. DREAMERS and Temporary Protected Status holders should have a pathway to citizenship - the next U.S. President and Senate needs to pass a law to permanently protect DREAMERS and TPS holders as we are #HereToStay.


Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent 60,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most of the casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. UNITE HERE represents 300,000 workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America.  

The Culinary Union, through the Culinary Health Fund, is one of the largest healthcare consumers in the state. The Culinary Health Fund is sponsored by the Culinary Union and Las Vegas-area employers. It provides health insurance coverage for over 145,000 Nevadans, the Culinary Union’s members and their dependents.   

The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with members who come from 178 countries and speak over 40 different languages. We are proud to have helped over 18,000 immigrants become American citizens and new voters since 2001 through our affiliate, The Citizenship Project.  

The Culinary Union has a diverse membership -- approximately 55% women, 54% Latinx, 19% White, 15% Asian, 10% Black, and less than 1% Indigenous Peoples — and consists of guest room attendants, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, bartenders, laundry and kitchen workers. The Culinary Union has been fighting for fair wages, job security, and good health benefits for workers in Nevada for 85 years. / @Culinary226 


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