The Law at Work: New state law limits employer cooperation with immigration officials
President Donald Trump’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is aggressively enforcing federal immigration laws. A new California law, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, bars all public and private California employers from voluntarily assisting in that effort. In his The Law at Work Column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton explains this new law, as well as how to handle encounters with immigration agents. Legislative analysts have cited studies estimating there are over 2.6 million undocumented immigrants in California and that nearly one in 10 California workers is undocumented. San Diego is a border town, so attention must be paid.
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