By Neal Sweeney, President of UAW Local 5810 and Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Santa Cruz This post originally appeared on the Blog at Huff Post. One of the most oft-repeated [Read More…]
We believe a fair and humane immigration policy and the free and open exchange of people and ideas across borders are essential to both science and a just society.
One of the fundamental tenants of our union is to advocate at all levels for rights, policies, and opportunities which reflects these values. Please read on to learn about what we are working on and how you can get involved.
If you have questions regarding you and/or your family’s immigration/visa status, please don’t hesitate to contact the union at email@example.com and we will do everything we can to help.
- Tell Congress: Support Legislation to Overturn Visa Ban
Call your local congressional representative and urge them to oppose the Trump administration’s executive orders
- Sign On: Academics Against Immigration Executive Order
This petition opposing Trump’s executive orders on immigration has been signed by over 20,000 academics including many members of the UC community
- The Ninth Circuit Banned Trump’s Ban Because it Hurts Science (Wired, 2/9/2017)
- Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss (NY Times, 2/9/2017)
- L.A. federal judge orders a temporary halt to part of Trump’s travel ban (LA Times, 2/2/2017)
- Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science (The Atlantic, 1/29/2017)
- How Trump’s travel ban could hurt science (Washington Post, 1/29/2017)
- State of Resistance: Labor Will Double Down in Trump Era (Capital and Main, 1/25/2017)
- Letter to the editor: UAW is a strong ally for international students and postdocs (Columbia Spectator, 12/5/2016)
- In Immigration Reform Debate, Labor Should Focus on Uniting the 99% (calitics, 7/29/2013)
- Labor and Immigrant Groups Can Move Forward Together (Huffington Post, 2/07/2013)
- The Track-Star Economy (New Yorker, 8/27/2012)
James Surowiecki has a piece in The New Yorker that cuts to the heart of the debate over immigration: “The national debate on immigration makes it seem as if immigrant [Read More…]