Following the New York Times’ recent investigation, the Biden Administration has announced its commitment to cracking down on the exploitation of child migrant workers. Part of the outlined strategy includes stricter federal investigations into companies that may be using child labor. Other actions include:
- Mandating follow-ups for any child who reports a safety concern to the Office of Refugee Resettlement National Call Center (ORRNCC)
- Creating new training for unaccompanied children on child labor laws and their rights
- Increase the civil monetary penalty to further deter companies from exploiting children
The Department of Homeland Security is currently working with the Justice Department to investigate possible human smuggling schemes that may have contributed to child migrants being brought into major corporations for labor usage.
Speak to an Immigration Lawyer about Humanitarian Visas
No child regardless of their immigration status should be exploited in the workplace. Migrants of any age, even those undocumented or unaccompanied, still are entitled to fundamental rights protected by the Department of Labor. If you feel you are being exploited, contact an immigration lawyer immediately for legal guidance on the next steps. You might be eligible for permanent resident status (green card) as the victim of a crime (U Visa) or as trafficking victim (T Visa).
Reeves Immigration Law Group is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, and will do everything in our power to assist you with any immigration needs based on employment or human rights violation. Our California immigration lawyers are recognized as some of the best in the country and have a wide breadth of experience helping immigrants fight flaws in the legal system.
Contact us today to speak with a trusted California immigration lawyer about your individual case.