ACLU Petitions For Undocumented Workers' Rights

Law360, New York (November 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and other law advocacy groups filed a petition Wednesday that accused the United States of failing to protect millions of undocumented workers from workplace exploitation and discrimination.

The filing was presented to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of the AFL-CIO, the United Mine Workers of America, the Interfaith Justice Network and six immigrant workers. Though the Washington-based commission has no enforcement powers, the ACLU is hoping to shed light on what it describes as the U.S. governments’ poor...
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