Reforming the Immigration System

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In its current broken state, the immigration system provides an incentive for employers to recruit undocumented workers into the shadows of the economy, denying millions of workers access to basic rights and protections on the job.

For far too long, bad employers have been manipulating our weak immigration and labor laws to exploit vulnerable workers. In its current broken state, the immigration system provides an incentive for employers to recruit undocumented workers into the shadows of the economy, denying millions of workers access to basic rights and protections on the job. But this isn’t just a problem for immigrants. Employers can also misuse the temporary foreign worker programs, bypassing available U.S. workers for guestworkers hired through an inherently exploitative framework that fails to protect the labor and employment rights of guestworkers. Fundamentally, all workers are losing ground in a system that allows corrupt employers to suppress basic organizing rights, intimidate and retaliate against employees, and use immigration status to prevent workers from speaking out.

Learn why broader, stronger labor protections are needed in any reforms to our immigration system so we can usher in a high-road economy that makes sure all employers play by the rules and lifts standards for all workers.