Attributable to Jaime Contreras, Vice President, 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union: “Killing the ‘VA Dream Act’ is yet another example of how extreme and out-of-touch Republicans are in Virginia as they miss an opportunity to strengthen our economy and keep our state competitive. The elections proved that most Americans support the Dream Act and believe that immigrants are valuable members of our community. Republicans are digging their own graves as November elections get closer and closer.”
32BJ SEIU is one of the largest unions in the country representing immigrant workers. 32BJ represents 3,500 janitors in Northern Virginia; nearly all of them are Latino immigrants.
With more than 125,000 members in nine states, including 17,000 in the D.C. Metropolitan Area, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.