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LAFLA Receives Justice Department Grant to Fight Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Excerpt: WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced that it has awarded $723,000 in grants to twelve groups serving communities throughout the country to conduct public education programs for workers and employers about federal protections against immigration-related job discrimination.

The grants, which range from $48,000 to $87,000, are being awarded by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) of the department's Civil Rights Division. Recipients will assist discrimination victims; conduct seminars for workers, employers and immigration service providers; distribute educational materials in various languages; and place advertisements in local communities through both mainstream and ethnic media to educate workers and employers about their rights.

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