Biden administration ends workplace ICE agency raids

Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 4:49pm
Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am
Audio icon Download mp3 (7.29 MB)

The Biden administration ended sweeping workplace immigration arrests Tuesday morning. The administration will instead focus on targeting employers who exploit workers and pay below standard.

In a statement, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said employers will now be the focus of the department’s immigration agencies and that "unscrupulous employers” would not be tolerated.

It’s a shift from the Trump administration, which focused more on Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on workplaces. 

Mayorkas also ordered the agencies to develop plans for how to address fears workers may have from coming forward to report exploitative labor practices. 

To learn more about the administration's changes, The Show spoke with Michel Marizco of KJZZ's Fronteras Desk.

More Stories From KJZZ

FronterasThe Show
Hear Michel Marizco's Interview With Host Steve Goldstein On The Show