Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an immigration relief policy for migrant and immigrant workers who face abuse and defend their workplace rights.
This policy will empower workers to speak out and take action against exploitative employers by providing them temporary immigration protections and permission to work in the US when raising their voice against unsafe and unfair working conditions.
This is a victory worth celebrating! Migrant and immigrant workers have long demanded these protections and CDM has supported those demands since its foundation in 2005. We applaud the agency for taking a step forward in strengthening protections for migrant and immigrant workers.
This policy is one key step towards empowering workers to hold abusive employers accountable. Our government can do so much more to ensure migrant workers can leave abusive employers and take action to improve their working conditions.
At CDM, we will continue to advocate for those changes, but today we celebrate with migrant and immigrant workers, allied organizations, and with you, who have supported us and encouraged us throughout the last 17 years. You are a huge part of this success.