What are some rights that immigrants have? But once here, even undocumented immigrants have the right to freedom of speech and religion, the right to be treated fairly, the right to privacy, and the other fundamental rights U.S. citizens enjoy. Since immigrants don’t have the right to enter the U.S., those who are not here legally are subject to deportation.
What were the working conditions for immigrant workers? Working-class and immigrant families often needed to have many family members, including women and children, work in factories to survive. The working conditions in factories were often harsh. Hours were long, typically ten to twelve hours a day. Working conditions were frequently unsafe and led to deadly accidents.
Does the Civil Rights Act apply to immigrants? Federal labor and employment laws generally apply to all employees regardless of an individuals’ immigration status. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
What are three main problems immigrants face in the workplace?
- Forcing workers to labor long hours without paying overtime.
- Not paying minimum wage or failing to compensate for work that is done under the table.
- Not offering job training or protective equipment for dangerous jobs.
- Failing to let workers know of their legal rights.