DES MOINES, IOWA (May 10, 2024) — The labor movement in Iowa, and indeed the United States, stands in solidarity against draconian laws like the ones passed and signed into law, such as SF2340 this year in Iowa.

The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO applauds the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Immigration Council, Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice, and the movement of everyday Iowans who are challenging the legality of SF 2340.

This legislation puts hard-working Iowans and their families in danger of discrimination and unfair retaliation, just because they look different or speak another language.

Immigration is the foundation of our nation and immigrants have historically worked in some of the most essential, hardest, and dangerous jobs.

Our nation needs real comprehensive immigration reform, not absurd political theater that uses people as pawns.

If Iowa is going to grow and continue to be an agriculture and manufacturing hub of the world, we must welcome our brothers and sisters from around the world and protect them from unjust labor standards that the working class suffers from worldwide at the expense of multinational corporations and the governments they own.

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