January 16, 2023
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In response to the Biden administration offering new guidance on deportation relief for workers who have witnessed or experienced labor abuses, Alianza Americas, a multiethnic and multiracial coalition of 56 grassroots organizations in 18 states fighting for equitable policies, issued the following reaction.
“We congratulate the Biden administration for this measure and we hope that it is applied effectively,” said Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas. “It’s important to note that reports of labor violations don’t always involve companies, sometimes it’s violations that happen when a person employs another person. Hopefully these kinds of cases are not ignored.
“We also hope that the migrant community that has been the victim of labor rights violations will not make the mistake of falling into the hands of unscrupulous people who will try to present this decision as something different and something that allows them to further exploit migrants. Fraud is always a risk whenever these kinds of announcements are made. We hope that the decision is a first step towards recognizing the important work that undocumented migrants play in the United States.”
Alianza Americas is the premier transnational advocacy network of Latin American migrant-led organizations working in the United States, across the Americas, and globally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America. In 2022, Alianza integrated with Presente.org, establishing a stronger digital organizing powerhouse.