Professor Norman Silber discusses immigration reform in a blog post entitled, “Undocumented Consumers: Include Consumer Protection in Comprehensive Immigration Reform” for the Huffington Post. The article was co-authored by Joseph Sanderson.
Until now, Congress has shown little concern with protecting or even recognizing the consumer rights of unauthorized immigrants, probably out of an unwillingness to augment unauthorized status in any way at all. As they obtain provisional legal status and advance toward citizenship, however, there can be no doubt that they should have the same consumer rights and remedies as the rest of us. We should make sure that they are able to take full advantage of them.