Tag: New Orleans

Hilda Solis

Labor Secretary Outlines Policy Toward Immigrant Workers in the Gulf

On a visit to Louisiana, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said the federal government plans to protect workers’ rights during the oil spill cleanup – regardless of their immigration status.

Carmen Garcia was working at Hopedale Command Center in Louisiana, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited in May - Photo: Annie Correal

Special Report: Amid Oil Spill Crisis, U.S. Authorities Search for Undocumented Immigrant Cleanup Workers

Federal immigration officials have been visiting command centers on the Gulf Coast to check the immigration status of Hispanic response workers hired by BP and its contractors.