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A Tale of Two Undocumented Workers: One Deported, One Gets $2.5M Comp Settlement

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 586 | 0 | 21 min read

Immigrants' advocates and attorneys say they are still trying to figure out what triggers a deportation action and what doesn't when a worker is injured or is a witness in a safety investigation. In Louisiana, a key witness on construction practices at the Hard Rock Hotel, which collapsed Oct. 12, will no longer be able to cooperate with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration because he was deported to Honduras last week. But in North Carolina, an undocumented worker who was gravely injured in a fall agreed last month to a $2.47 million settlement — and there was no ...

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