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Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Public Education

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $66,000)

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.

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) will use the grant funds to continue national outreach and education campaigns focusing on immigration-related employment discrimination issues. The educational outreach campaign is geared toward immigrant, labor, and civil rights advocates in states and localities where the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) program has become mandatory and where state employer sanctions have been imposed. The NILC will disseminate revised publications and resources reflecting the I-9 process, anti-discrimination provisions of the INA, Social Security Administration 'No-Match' letters, and the E-Verify program. The educational campaign will also provide trainings and technical assistance to educate immigrant, labor and civil rights advocates, and public interest lawyers about employee and employer rights and responsibilities with regard to the new Form I-9 requirements as well as potential document abuse and employment discrimination problems that may arise that violate the anti-discrimination provisions of the INA.


Date Created: January 2, 2011