Myth: “You can’t join a union unless you’re a US citizen”

Reality: Anyone can join a union even if you’re a non-citizen. A union can also help international students with visa problems and tax issues. Everyone has the right to participate in the union, no matter what their immigration status. Given the current anti-immigration political climate in this country, a union could offer legal protections to international students who are at risk of having to leave the country if they were victims of arbitrary termination.