A central part of the unauthorized migration story has been about work. Eight million workers in the United States are unauthorized, which is nearly three-fourths of the unauthorized migrant population and about 5 percent of the total workforce. But at the heart of this story is a tension: While immigration law expressly prohibits employers from hiring unauthorized migrants, many of our nation’s workplace laws cover workers irrespective of immigration status, which means that an unauthorized migrant might obtain remedies for harms incurred in the course of work she was not entitled to undertake in the first place. In recent years, the executive has ramped up its efforts to facilitate this process. Through a series of guidance documents, memoranda, and public announcements, the executive (especially under President Barack Obama) has redesigned immigration enforcement to allow the assertion of labor rights to slow, and in some cases, to halt altogether the removal process. In other words, the executive grants varying degrees of membership benefits to otherwise removable migrants who possess nonfrivolous workplace-related claims.