Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop conducting workplace raids to arrest immigrants lacking work authorization. 

The problem lies with "exploitative employers," not unauthorized workers problem, Mayorkas said in a October 12 memorandum.  

Jason Resnick

Starting January 1, 2022, California employers risk criminal charges for the intentional theft of wages.[i] An intentional theft of wages in an amount greater than $950 for one employee, or $2,350 for two or more employees will subject an employer to a criminal charge of grand theft.

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