Federal Protections for Immigrant Workers: Updates Under the Trump Administration

Thursday April 27

  • By: National Employment Law Project, National Immigration Law Center
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    This event will take place online.
    Webinar/Teleseminar, United States

The National Employment Law Project and the National Immigration Law Center invite you to participate in this webinar to learn more about the nature and status of the following key federal protections for immigration workers:

  • Worksite Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. This MOU, designed to protect workers engaged in a labor dispute with their employer from simultaneous worksite immigration audits, is at risk under the Trump Administration.
  • ICE Memorandum Regarding Form I-9 Audits During Labor Disputes (replacing the prior INS Operating Instruction 287.3a). This guidance, which directs ICE agents to consider labor disputes when conducting I-9 audits and other worksite investigations, was recently updated.
  • U-Visas for Immigrant Victims of Crimes in the Workplace. In addition to general updates, we’ll discuss what the recent decisions in EEOC v. Koch Foods of Mississippi mean for the confidentiality of U-visa certification requests.
  • Prosecutorial Discretion for Immigrant Workers Involved in a Labor Dispute. DHS has recently rescinded the Victim’s Memo upon which advocates were basing these requests for deferred action.
  • Confidentiality of Labor Records. The Interior Enforcement Executive Order issued January 25, 2017, which rescinded Privacy Act protections for any immigrant who is not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, has potential implications for the U-visa certification requests and prosecutorial discretion requests in the custody of federal labor agencies.

To register for this event, click here.