State says work re-verification not needed with DACA decision
September 7, 2017
• Re-verifying might violate state law
• “To make sure DACA recipients and immigrant workers know they are covered by our state’s workplace protections”
President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) does not require employers to re-verify work authorization documents, according to California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary David Lanier.
“Any action or attempt by employers to re-investigate or re-verify work authorization documents in order to retaliate against any immigrant worker is unlawful in California,” Mr. Lanier says.
He says his agency will work with community leaders, worker advocates and employers “to make sure DACA recipients and immigrant workers know they are covered by our state’s workplace protections.”
Employees with work-related questions or complaints may contact the Department of Industrial Relations’ Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734).
For additional resources on immigration issues and to find local organizations that can help answer DACA-related questions, businesses can get a list of qualified nonprofit organizations contracted with the California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch by email at:
or by phone at: