The United States has signed an agreement with Mexico’s government vowing to prevent workplace discrimination against illegal immigrants while educating them about their civil rights and minimum wage laws.
It’s a nifty little contract signed this month by the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In a press release the EEOC calls it a “historic outreach agreement” that will solidify the agency’s “continued and longstanding commitment to this underserved community.”
Under the deal, American taxpayers will provide Spanish-language materials explaining the laws enforced by the EEOC and the agency will partner with Mexican consulate offices to provide information and training in areas where “migrant farm workers and other Mexican nationals live and work.” The memorandum was signed in Florida, an agriculture state known for its illegal workforce, but it’s sure to apply nationwide.
The pact also creates special “Labor Rights Week” events throughout the state. This is described by the EEOC as an “initiative to educate Mexican nationals and other Latinos about their civil rights, workplace safety, minimum wage laws and human trafficking.” The agency makes it clear that this project was specially created for illegal aliens, writing in the announcement that it’s designed to protect Mexican nationals “regardless of immigration status.”