11.1.1 Overview of Discrimination Laws

11.1.1 Overview of Discrimination Laws

The anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, prohibits four types of unlawful conduct:

  • Unfair documentary practices during the Form I-9 and E-Verify process;
  • Citizenship or immigration status discrimination;
  • National origin discrimination;
  • Retaliation or intimidation

The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), enforces this law.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and other federal laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability and genetic information. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces these laws.

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