The Justice Department and the government of Peru announced a formal partnership to protect workers from discrimination based on citizenship, immigration status and national origin. On January 17, 2017, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and Peruvian Ambassador Carlos Pareja signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the embassy and its consulates, and the Civil Rights Division’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC).

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