Saturday, October 1, 2016

Interested in Joining a Group 
Dedicated to Addressing Local Wage Theft Incidents
Affecting Immigrants?

Did you know that some employees in the Champaign-Urbana area hire immigrants and refuse to pay them for much of their labor? Imagine immigrating to a new country, working for a long period, and, then, not being paid for months of your work. Frightened by the fear of being deported in response to reporting the incidents, many immigrant workers do not know where to turn to for help.

This is the plight of many. This is wage theft.

In response to calls that CU Immigration Forum has received about local wage theft, the organization held a forum on September 12th at the University YMCA. During the event, Chicago labor and civil rights lawyer Sean Morales-Doyle and a member of the Department of Labor discussed wage theft issues affecting immigrants and undocumented populations and what can be done to confront these issues. An audio file recording of the discussion is included in this email.

Missed the forum? Check out the recording on our YouTube channel:

Currently, CU Immigration Forum is forming a working group consisting of community members, undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and clergy leaders to address these local wage theft incidents. 
If you are interested in joining this group, please email us at

No prior experience working on immigrant rights issues is necessary. All are invited to join this group of the CU Immigration Forum community. 

Questions? Please email