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Public education campaign to address immigration related unfair employment discrimination.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $59,000)

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.

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) will use the grant funds to continue an educational outreach campaign focusing on the "Front Range" I-25 highway corridor, the east-west I-70 corridor, and Colorado's four main agricultural regions. This outreach will include training CLS's current network of service providers, reaching new service providers, continuing summer outreach to the agricultural regions, and informing farm workers of their rights, especially in light of changes to the federal H-2A temporary labor program. CLS will contract with Catholic Charities Immigration Services (CCIS) to: continue outreach to faith-based groups and immigrant and refugee populations in Denver and Northern and Western Colorado; distribute materials to individuals served at CCIS' three immigration offices and through free legal clinics throughout Colorado; and educate social service providers and educational programs that provide emergency assistance, shelter, education, and child care as a means to reach immigrant and refugee workers.


Date Created: January 2, 2011