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Wed Oct 20, 2021, 10:54 AM

Ending worksite raids is a show; focus should be on employer compliance

On Oct. 12, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that ICE will no longer conduct mass worksite raids. These resource-intensive operations have resulted in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of undocumented immigrant workers - and they have been used as a tool by exploitative employers to suppress and retaliate against undocumented workers who report labor law violations.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas outlined the new strategy in a worksite enforcement memorandum. ICE will focus its worksite enforcement operations on unscrupulous employers who exploit the vulnerability of undocumented workers. These employers engage in illegal acts ranging from paying substandard wages to imposing unsafe working conditions and facilitating human trafficking.

Moreover, by exploiting undocumented workers and paying them substandard wages, these employers unfairly drive down their costs and disadvantage their business competitors who abide by the law.

To achieve these goals, DHS will adopt policies to facilitate the efforts of the Department of Labor (DOL) and other agencies to enforce wage protections, workplace safety, labor rights, and other labor laws and standards.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ending-worksite-raids-is-a-show-focus-should-be-on-employer-compliance/ar-AAPKHCE

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luckone Oct 20 #1
Igel Oct 20 #2

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Wed Oct 20, 2021, 10:59 AM

1. Good move to focus on the employers . I have been saying it for years

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To achieve these goals, DHS will adopt policies to facilitate the efforts of the Department of Labor (DOL) and other agencies to enforce wage protections, workplace safety, labor rights, and other labor laws and standards.

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Response to luckone (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 20, 2021, 09:00 PM

2. But it's not to enforce

the law against hiring undocumented workers.

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