Why Workplace Abuse Plagues Undocumented Workers

Immigration authorities are increasingly cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. The most recent action was the detention of 680 immigrants at seven food processing plants in Mississippi. These sweeping raids have consequences for the communities, the economy and the Trump Administration. In the end, they also end up making workplace conditions poor for the undocumented, as the threat of deportation strengthens employers’ hands when it comes to abusing workers and retaliating against those who speak up.