New provisions that will assist illegal immigrants avoid deportation in exchange for reporting US labor crimes were announced by the Department of Homeland Security.
The DHS asserted that the idea of deferred action, which shields noncitizens from the fear of deportation, will make it simpler for the department to look into labor law breaches committed by exploitative businesses.
“Unscrupulous employers who prey on the vulnerability of noncitizen workers harm all workers and disadvantage businesses who play by the rules. We will hold these predatory actors accountable by encouraging all workers to assert their rights, report violations they have suffered or observed, and cooperate in labor standards investigations,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
Mayorkas asserted that the new initiatives will safeguard the American labor market and workers’ dignity.
Instead of reducing the amount of illegal immigrants entering the US, the DHS is actually increasing their numbers.
According to the agency, it is more challenging for federal agencies to take action against the treatment of migrants since illegal immigrants frequently are scared to disclose labor law infractions out of concern that they may be deported.
Illegal immigrants who desire deferred action must provide justification for their decision, including a letter from a labor or employment agency endorsing their application.
This comes after a large tent in El Paso, Texas, which can accommodate up to 1,000 illegal migrants, opened. shortly after President Joe Biden visited the border state.
The tent, which is the same area as 23 football fields connected, was constructed to aid border authorities in processing the thousands of immigrants who have entered the US illegally.