AFL-CIO: We Have No Higher Priority than Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

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Ira Mehlman
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23 May 2013
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National News
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One might think that given more than 20 million Americans unable to find full-time jobs, and testimony by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke that the American job market remains weak, that organized labor’s highest priority would be getting Americans back to work...

The highest priority for the labor movement is amnesty for illegl aliens, according to a statement by Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. “The labor movement has no higher priority in 2013 than a workable immigration system that will allow 11 million [to 40 million] aspiring Americans to become citizens,” Trumka said on May 21...