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Public Education on Immigration Anti-Discrimination Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $100,000)

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) funds grants for the purpose of conducting public education programs about: (1) the rights afforded potential victims of employment discrimination; and, (2) the responsibilities of employers under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §1324b. Funded projects design and implement public education campaigns to address immigration-related unfair employment discrimination by educating workers, employers, and the general public about the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.

Catholic Charities of Dallas, together with Catholic Family Services of Lubbock, Catholic Charities Albuquerque, Associated Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, and Catholic Social Services of Little Rock, will conduct a critically needed regional outreach program throughout the four-state area of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

All five agencies will conduct outreach to employers and disseminate literature and information regarding the anti-discrimination provisions of the INA. The outreach will include formal seminars for employers, at which OSC attorneys will speak about the INA Section 274B anti-discrimination protections. The project will: reduce the incidence of immigration-related unfair employment practices; and, inform potential victims of unfair practices about remedies available through the OSC. The project will provide anti-discrimination education for employers in key cities in the target area by providing formal seminars, distributing outreach materials, conducting radio programs and PSA's, and participating in public affairs programs.


Date Created: September 23, 2008