The Department of Labor has overseen several agreements that have been struck between U.S. agencies and foreign officials that protect migrant workers who may be illegal aliens, according to Fox News.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has given these workers the full protections of U.S. workplace laws, regardless of the legal status of the individuals, and has put the full backing of her department behind this move, reported the news outlet.
“Obviously everyone wants workers protected in the workplace, that’s not the issue,” Phil Kent, national spokesman for Americans for Immigration Control, said in a response to the measures. “The problem is the bending over backwards to help and promote black market labor.”
Kent went on to describe how the measures that were enacted by Solis would be a slap in the face to immigrants who try to go through the proper legal channels in the naturalization process, according to Fox News.
This news came as the California State Senate gave the okay for part of the California Dream Act, a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to receive public financial aid, The Los Angeles Times reported.