NILC Calls on Senate to Confirm Julie Su for U.S. Secretary of Labor

February 28, 2023

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NILC Calls on Senate to Confirm Julie Su for U.S. Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON — Kica Matos, executive vice president of programs and strategy at the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s nomination of Julie Su for Secretary of Labor:

“Deputy Secretary Julie Su, a fierce ally and strong advocate for workers, is preeminently qualified to lead the Department of Labor. Throughout her career in public service, Su has demonstrated a commitment to championing low-wage workers regardless of their immigration status. Her impressive track record includes redefining effective labor law enforcement, pioneering successful approaches to combat worker misclassification and retaliation, and winning policy changes protecting garment workers in California. She understands that strong enforcement of labor laws, across industry and regardless of immigration status, ultimately strengthens all American workers and the labor market.

“President Biden promised to create a cabinet that looks like the country. As a woman of color and a daughter of immigrants, Su embodies the diversity of our nation. If confirmed, she would be a key figure in helping to strengthen worker organizing and effective labor law enforcement. We wholeheartedly endorse her for the position and call on the Senate to confirm her without delay.”