We are a nation of citizens. Citizenship unites us and can strengthen our unions.

LIUNA was founded more than a century ago by immigrants struggling for citizenship and to improve their lives. These proud men and women have helped build our nation, just as many immigrants do today. 

Our current immigration policy is failing both citizens and immigrants. 

  • Comprehensive immigration reform must include an earned path to citizenship so there is no underclass of workers that employers can use to drive down wages and working conditions. 

  • We have an obligation to secure our borders in a strong and humane way, while still recognizing it's in everyone's interest to keep families together. 

  • We are not a nation of guests and temporary workers. With more than 1 million unemployment in the construction industry, there is no justification of any type of guest worker programs in construction.