Refugees’ and Asylees’ Right to Work
This free webinar will educate refugees, asylees and the professionals working with them about workers’ rights under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and special issues facing refugees and asylees related to this law. Representatives from the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) will describe how this office assists refugees and asylees discriminated against based on their national origin or citizenship status. Attendees will learn how to identify possible discrimination in the process of verifying a worker’s authorization to work in the United States.
IER representatives will also discuss free resources relating to this law, including for individuals with limited English proficiency, such as IER’s worker hotline. In addition to providing the public information on the law that IER enforces, IER’s hotline intervention program informally resolves problems. Examples of issues that IER may be able to assist with include when an employer: rejects a refugee’s I-94 as a valid Form I-9 receipt, does not allow a refugee to start work without a Social Security number, rejects a asylees’s or refugee’s driver’s license and Social Security card as valid Form I-9 documentation, or rejects an Asylee I-94 as a valid List C document for the Form I-9.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2:00-3:30 pm ET