WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced updates to worksite immigration enforcement.
In addition to ending large immigration enforcement operations at worksites, today’s memo directs DHS agencies to focus their limited resources on bad-actor employers who take advantage of immigrant workers, including by not adhering to employment and labor standards. The announcement and memo are available here.
“To move away from large-scale worksite raids and focus on targeting exploitative employers is a step in the right direction,” said Ali Noorani, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum. “The guidance is also strong in its emphasis on protecting workers who are victims of trafficking and exploitation.
“American workers — and law-abiding employers — benefit when enforcement targets bad actors.”