CHICAGO (AP) — Federal immigration agents will stop mass workplace arrests of immigrants suspected of living in the US without legal authorization.
Alejandro Mayorkas (Homeland Security Secretary) issued guidelines Tuesday saying that such targeted enforcement would be stopped if it “doesn’t target the most detrimental aspect of our nation’s illicit job problem: exploitative employers.”
Mayorkas would rather have immigration agencies focus on the pursuit of employers who hire workers with no authorization. He would increase penalties and coordinate with other agencies including the Department of Labor.
Ex-President Donald Trump used mass raids to attack chicken processing plants in Mississippi.