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WORK Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $75,000)

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 Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) provides assistance and outreach within Latino and Asian Pacific Islander communities. LAFLA will use award funds to continue the Workers Outreach Rights Knowledge (WORK) Project, educating and intervening on behalf of vulnerable immigrant workers.

LAFLA WORK project goals are to: (1) ensure that low-income immigrant workers in Los Angeles are educated about their rights against immigration-related discrimination and are empowered to contact OSC to uphold their rights; (2) educate small employers about their obligations under the INA and to facilitate their obtaining assistance from OSC; (3) continue targeted outreach to refugees, asylees, and legal permanent residents who are vulnerable to immigration-related discrimination and who are covered by the protections of the INA; and (4) educate workers and employers about new immigration laws regarding employment verification requirements, anti-discrimination provisions, and other significant changes.


Date Created: September 23, 2008