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Secretary of Labor Walsh’s statement on Department of Homeland Security’s new policy on worksite enforcement

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement of a new worksite enforcement strategy:

“Labor laws exist to provide a basic level of protection for all workers in the U.S. When employers take advantage of immigrant workers, the government must be there to defend workers’ rights to fair wages and safe working conditions. We commend the worksite enforcement strategy laid out by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas as a bold step to help stop these abuses.

The Department of Labor stands ready to continue and expand our work with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure all people can work free from exploitation and retaliation. Unscrupulous employers can no longer build their businesses on the backs of exploited people.”

Office of the Secretary
October 12, 2021
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