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LCFS Employment-Related Immigrant Discrimination National Public Education Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $51,000)

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.

Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) of Eastern Pennsylvania will use the grant to conduct a national public education campaign concerning the rights of immigrants and refugees, as well as the responsibilities of employers, under the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. LCFS will serve unreached and recently arrived immigrants in Pennsylvania through collaborative efforts with state and national refugee resettlement agencies; the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment and Training Programs (BETP) employment services providers and their network of employers; English as a Second-Language (ESL) providers; and agricultural, food processing, and migrant workers identified through a new partnership with Friends of Farmworkers. In addition, LCFS will also significantly expand potential impact and outreach efforts through dissemination nationally to 26 affiliated organizations of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) as well as other national resettlement networks serving refugees and immigrants across the United States.


Date Created: January 2, 2011