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DHS strengthens deportation protection for undocumented workers involved in employment claims

January 19, 2023

Often earning low wages and experiencing discrimination, all while facing the ever-present threat of deportation, undocumented workers in the U.S. don’t get many wins, said Luz Castro, deputy director of national policy for Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

But the announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Jan. 13 of a new policy designed to offer labor protections to undocumented workers was “definitely a win,” said Castro. “With the announcement from DHS they really conveyed the message that they have a clear commitment to undocumented workers.”

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