Workplace Rights of Employers and Workers

Rights: Immigration Enforcement at Workplaces

What to Do if Immigration Comes to Your Workplace (a guide for employers)

President Trump’s attack on immigrants affects immigrant workers and employers. This guide explains: (1) the most common immigration actions affecting employers; (2) recommendations for how employers can prepare; (3) employers’ rights and responsibilities; and (4) what employers can do after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) action.

Important! This guide is general information. It is not legal advice. It is not tailored to your situation. Talk to an immigration lawyer for advice in your case.

The guide is available in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, and Thai.

Lessons from East Tennessee
A Toolkit for Organizations Responding to Mass Worksite Immigration Raids

On April 5, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted a massive worksite raid in Bean Station, Tennessee, outside of Morristown, arresting nearly 100 workers at a meat processing plant. This was the first large-scale worksite immigration raid conducted in the United States in nearly a decade.

While many toolkits are designed to help organizations prepare in advance for immigration enforcement actions in their community, this one is meant to serve as an emergency toolkit that advocates can reference to respond the moment Immigration conducts a worksite raid in their community.