Advocacy Agenda: Workforce and Immigration Issues


Many of the America’s original recyclers were immigrants whose ingenuity and hard work created what is today’s recycling industry, and we continue to employ immigrants throughout the country, including legal residents protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and workers in the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program. Many of these hardworking employees hold positions of responsibility in ISRI member companies.

  • Immigrant WorkersISRI advocates a policy that allows immigrant workers into the United States to supplement domestic workers and has joined with others in the business community to evaluate ways to allow DACA and TPS workers to remain in the United States and to remain employed in the recycling industry.

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