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Administration Announces End to Workplace Immigration Raids

10/18/2021

Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has instructed the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service and the Customs and Border Protection Service to cease raids on plants and factories and to shift emphasis to promote a fair labor market.

 

In an October 14th release, Mayorkas stated, “We will not tolerate unscrupulous employers who exploit unauthorized workers, conduct illegal activities or impose unsafe working conditions.  Employers engaged in illegal acts compel the focus of our enforcement resources.  By adopting policies that concentrate on the most unscrupulous employers we will protect workers as well as legitimate American businesses.”

 

The Department of Homeland Security release noted, “Under the previous Administration resource-intensive operations resulted in simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers and were used as a tool by exploitative employers to suppress and retaliate against workers’ assertion of labor laws.”


 
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