My Work Rights

Relief for Immigrant Workers

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NJDOL protects all New Jersey workers regardless of immigration status, but immigrant workers may not feel safe assisting with enforcement actions against their past or current employer. Depending on an immigrant worker’s situation, NJDOL may be able to offer:

  • Statement of Interest – For workers who report work rights violations, NJDOL can issue Statements of Interest to the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Support of a Deferred Action application.
  • U/T Visa Certification – NJDOL can issue a certification in support of a U/T visa application. U/T visas are for victims of certain crimes and human trafficking.