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New Bill Would Jail Employers for Immigration Discrimination

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Democratic New York Attorney General, Letitia James, proposed a new bill that would aid the immigrants’ defense against discrimination and unfair labor practices by their employers in the workplace. This bill, if it became a law, would ensure that employers in New York state would face a maximum penalty of three months in prison, plus a $20,000 dollar fine if they make threats against an immigrant regarding their immigration status.

This bill was drafted because it was documented by the New York labor department that there have been at least 30 cases spanning over three years that prove undocumented workers have regularly experienced problems in their workplaces because of employer discrimination. When the immigrant feels the need to file a complaint regarding discrimination, they feel they can’t, because they are afraid their employers would use their immigration status against them. James’ potential law would make those threats by employers, illegal, resulting in a prison sentence along with paying a hefty fine.

Before the United States became its own country, immigrants came from all over the world to settle this land. The innovation and hard work of the immigrants powered this country and made it what it is today. All immigrants have the right to be here and to become a lawful citizen of this country. If the immigrant encounters discrimination and threats when they are trying to earn an honest wage to support the lives they want to build here, they need to consult with a Manhattan immigration lawyer who will defend their rights.

The New York immigration attorneys of the Pozo Goldstein, LLP law firm are available to assist them. They are knowledgeable immigration attorneys having over 90 years of collective experience. Their team of attorneys includes a former judge and two former immigration prosecutors, giving their team solid mastery of immigration law. Their experience also gives them a strategic edge over other immigration attorneys because they can foresee the strategies they will need to counter with federal agencies and the courts.

Manhattan Immigration Lawyer

There is a Manhattan immigration lawyer at the Pozo Goldstein, LLP law firm waiting to assist the immigrant, who is experiencing unjust discrimination. Contact Pozo Goldstein, LLP for a consultation with an attorney. They are dedicated to supporting their clients, protecting their rights, advising them of their legal options, and representing them when dealing with federal agencies and unfair employers. To schedule a free consultation, call (212) 201-9031, or use the toll free number: 1-88-VISA-LAW-1 or 1-888-472-5291. Send a message to the attorneys at Pozo Goldstein, LLP at their “Contact Us” page and they will respond as soon as possible.