(People's World) -- WASHINGTON—Under huge pressure from people on all sides of the political spectrum outraged at federal officers ripping immigrant kids from their parents’ arms, Republican President Donald Trump issued an executive order yesterday that claimed to backtrack on splitting families.
His executive order drew scorn, however, from a large coalition of progressive groups, including the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. They launched a mass “accountability campaign” targeting both Congress and Trump on immigration.
The nation’s largest labor federation, the 12 million-member AFL-CIO, blasted the president for pursuing immigration policy that hurts not just immigrants but all American workers. “To add insult to injury, the Trump administration is using enforcement overreach to terrify immigrant workers and is directly threatening our freedom to stand together and fight in unions for fair pay and treatment,” federation president Richard Trumka declared in a statement. “When our government puts a target on the backs of workers, we all share in the suffering.”
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