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HIRE-St. Louis Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $43,664)

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.

The International Institute of Metro St. Louis will use the grant funds to conduct a public education campaign on the anti-discrimination provisions of the INA, called Project HIRE-St. Louis. Project HIRE-St. Louis will be defined and used in two ways, depending on the audience: for employers, it will represent Hiring Immigrants - Responsibilities of Employers; and for workers, advocates, and the general public, it will represent Hiring Immigrants - Rights of Employees. The HIRE-St. Louis project goal is to conduct educational outreach to employers, work-authorized immigrants, immigrant advocates, and the general public regarding the anti-discrimination provisions of the INA. To accomplish this goal, the project will provide 475 employers with concrete information on their responsibilities under the anti-discrimination provisions of INA through videos and employer forums; conduct worker rights information through workshops at ESOL sites and ethnic media outlets; train 150 advocates on how to assist potential victims of immigration discrimination on how to file a complaint; and distribute immigrant employment rights information, posters, and other materials from OSC to the general public.


Date Created: January 2, 2011