Gone are the days where ICE went in and removed the undocumented from American factories. Now DHS is going after companies to make sure they’re paying the undocumented a livable wage. President Joe Biden’s border security chief is promising to end the workplace enforcement of migration laws and to help illegal migrants get higher wages from their U.S. employers.
We will not tolerate unscrupulous employers who exploit unauthorized workers, conduct illegal activities, or impose unsafe working conditions … By adopting policies that focus on the most unscrupulous employers, we will protect workers as well as legitimate American businesses. The message is, exploitative employers should beware. Businesses that merely employ [illegal] immigrants not authorized to work but offer them fair wages and safe working conditions wouldn’t be a priority for immigration enforcement, he added.
No longer will we see Americans and documented workers getting these jobs, but the undocumented will keep the jobs, stay in this country and possibly get a raise.24