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Public education program for immigrant workers, employers, and human service providers.

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $88,000)

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) funds grants to conduct public education programs about the rights afforded potential victims of employment discrimination and the responsibilities of employers under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §1324b. Programs funded by the OSC grant program are required to 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 the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Catholic Family Services of Lubbock, Associated Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, and Catholic Social Services of Little Rock, will use the grant funds to conduct a regional outreach program throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Catholic Charities of Dallas and its partner agencies will provide anti-discrimination education for employers in key cities in the target area, consisting of formal seminars, personal visits, and mailings of informational materials. Award funds will also be used to conduct a multi-faceted campaign of outreach to workers throughout the target area, including distribution of existing outreach materials, radio programs, PSA's, and participation in public affairs programs. An additional component of this program will be to train human service providers about the Section 274B protections of the INA.


Date Created: January 2, 2011