What's Ahead For Immigrant Employee Rights Enforcement (Law360)

Within the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division lies an office charged with pursuing claims that an employer has discriminated because of a worker's citizenship status, known as the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, or IER. That office has recently taken center stage by notching resolutions of a size never seen in its nearly 40-year history. But despite its new-found prominence, the IER could have its enforcement program shut down by the federal courts. In this article for Law360, Eric Dreiband, Alexander Maugeri, and Wendy Butler take a look at what's ahead for immigrant employee rights enforcement.

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