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Workforce Anti-Discrimination Education Campaign

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $45,000)

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.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the largest national Hispanic membership-based organization in the country and has 700 councils within the Hispanic community. LULAC will ensure widespread dissemination and provide instruction on DOJ/OSC anti-discrimination material for Latinos through its vast network of grassroots volunteers and service provider centers throughout the United States.

The project will disseminate information on the Immigration and Nationality Act, including the four categories of discrimination prohibited under INA: 1) citizenship status discrimination; 2) national origin discrimination; 3) document abuse; and 4) retaliation. The project's educational efforts will be directed to: 1) work-authorized and protected non-citizens; 2) citizens at risk of becoming victims of employment discrimination; and, 3) employers of small and large Hispanic employees.


Date Created: September 23, 2008