For Immediate Release
Friday January 13, 2023
Media Contact:
Erik Villalobos, ‪(202) 643-7348,

BREAKING: DHS Announces New Immigrant Whistleblower Policy

(WASHINGTON DC) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, the violation of labor rights, can now access a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process to advance their workplace rights. Deferred action protects immigrant workers from threats of immigration-related retaliation from exploitative employers. (Workers will be able to visit for additional information)

NDLON Co-Executive Director Nadia Marin-Molina released the following statement after attending the meeting with the DHS Secretary, where the recent announcement was made:

“Today’s announcement is a first step that will elevate and reward workers who defend labor standards for immigrant and native-born workers. For decades, the enforcement of immigration law and of labor law have been in direct conflict, to the benefit of predatory employers and the detriment of workers striving for equal rights. We are going to fight like hell in the days and weeks ahead to ensure that every single worker who qualifies can get the benefit of this new policy.”

Nadia Marin-Molina will be available for interviews.

More about the campaign.

About Desde Abajo Labor Enforcement.
The D.A.L.E. campaign was launched to
make visible the crisis of workplace abuse and unsafe conditions
and demand action win respect & protections
Watch a video of campaign efforts.

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