For immediate release
May 26, 2017
Reiterates Immigrant Justice as Core Organizational Commitment
“Tonight was a victory against discrimination and fear,” said Maria Elena Durazo, International Vice President of UNITE HERE. “Restricting the basic freedoms of people based on their religion or the color of their skin is intolerable, and today justice was upheld for people of all races and faiths. UNITE HERE has long advocated for inclusive immigration policy for our workers and our country, and we remain committed to continuing to be a leading voice against xenophobia and discrimination.”
UNITE HERE represents 270,000 members working in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation, and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada, including many immigrant and Muslim workers. Vice President Durazo also serves as a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee.