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WE WILL PROSECUTE’ EMPLOYERS WHO HELP IMMIGRATION SWEEPS, CALIFORNIA AG SAYS

January 24, 2018

 

California states Attorney General Mr. Xavier Becerra recently issued a warning to all the employers who will assist the federal immigration authorities in regards to the immigration crackdown.

 

Mr. Becerra also stated that the employers would be fined up to $10,000 if they assist federal immigration authorities with a potential widespread immigration crackdown.

 

There are news that mass workplace raids will be carried out by the immigration and customs enforcement officers in the Northern California communities.

 

The Attorney General has informed that the State Department of Justice have no such update with regards to workplace raids.

 

Concerning the fear spread among the communities. The Attorney General issued this warning as a reminder.

 

The AG mentioned that this is a guidance for to all the California employers, public and private, notifying them of their responsibility under the new law known as the “Immigrant Worker Protection Act”

 

Assembly Bill 450 known as Immigrant Worker Protection Act was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in the previous year and it became effective from January 1, 2018.

  • The Law seeks to prevent all the workers regardless of their immigration status to be detained at their workplace.

  • Beginning January 1, 2018, both public and private employers (and their agents) are prohibited from providing voluntary consent to an immigration enforcement agent to enter nonpublic areas of a place of labor unless the agent provides a judicial warrant. 

  • The law also prohibits employers (or their agents) from providing voluntary consent to an immigration enforcement agent to access, review, or obtain the employer’s employee records without a subpoena or court order. 

  • The law requires all the employers to post within 72 hours of receipt of the federal notice of inspection.

 

The law will certainly help to protect the workers. According to the provisions of the law, the California Labor Commissioner or Attorney General has the exclusive authority to enforce these provisions and can impose penalties of $2,000 up to $5,000 for a first violation and $5,000 up to $10,000 for each subsequent violation. 

 

For more such latest updates on immigration, please visit www.emandilaw.com.

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