Marsha Chien Wins Wage Suit on Behalf of Immigrants in Detention

Marsha Chien (’12), Managing Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, was quoted by Courthouse News Service following a federal jury in Washington state’s finding that immigrants who participated in a voluntary work program while they were detained in a for-profit ICE facility are employees under state law and deserve minimum wage (“Jury: Immigrant Detainees Working at For-Profit Prison Owed Minimum Wage,” Oct. 27). “If it looks like work, sounds like work and acts like work, it’s work.”