Assemblymember Chiu and Labor Advocates Seek To Protect Workers Against Worksite Raids

Friday, March 24, 2017

(San Francisco) - Amid escalating reports of the Trump Administration’s indiscriminate raids on immigrants’ homes and heart-wrenching stories of parents being snatched away from their children, Assemblymember David Chiu (D San Francisco) was joined by workers from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California and the California Labor Federation to unveil legislation that represents California’s latest and boldest challenge yet to Trump’s hateful agenda against immigrants.  AB 450 affirmatively protects workers from immigration enforcement through workplace raids, many of which unlawfully violate worker rights. For example, past raids occurred under the auspices of narrow individual arrest warrants that ICE used to question and detain every single worker at a worksite, including U.S. citizens and workers lawfully present - violating their basic constitutional rights. “Trump’s threats of massive deportations are spreading fear among California workers, families, and employers,” said Assemblymember Chiu, a son of immigrants and a former civil rights attorney. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.