On March 31, 2016, the Justice Department issued a technical assistance letter addressing whether an employer may request documents for export control purposes. Also, the letter covers proposed questions for applicants and new hires to identify the need for a license under export control laws.

To view this letter, go to https://www.justice.gov/crt/osc-technical-assistance-letters.

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) enforces the anti-discrimination provision (§ 274B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b.

This federal law prohibits: 1) citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, 2) national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, 3) document abuse (unfair documentary practices during the employment eligibility verification, Form I-9, process), and 4) retaliation or intimidation.

If you feel you have suffered one of these forms of discrimination, call the Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688.

If you are an employer with questions about the anti-discrimination provision of the INA, call the Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155.