Justice Department Secures Groundbreaking Settlement Agreement with Meta Platforms, Formerly Known as Facebook, to Resolve Allegations of Discriminatory Advertising

The Department of Justice announced today that it has obtained a settlement agreement resolving allegations that Meta Platforms Inc., formerly known as Facebook Inc., has engaged in discriminatory advertising in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The proposed agreement resolves a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging that Meta’s housing advertising system discriminates against Facebook users based on their race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status and national origin.

Justice Department Finds Maine in Violation of ADA For Over-Institutionalization of Children with Disabilities

On the 23rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C., the Department of Justice announced today that it has concluded that Maine unnecessarily segregates children with mental health and/or developmental disabilities, in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and a state-operated juvenile detention facility.

Former Georgia Supervisory Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Felony for His Role in Attempting to Cover Up Assault on an Inmate

Geary Staten, 31, a former supervisory correctional officer at Valdosta State Prison (VSP), pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of misprision of a felony for his role in attempting to cover up an assault on an inmate incarcerated at the facility.

Justice Department Secures Agreement with Alaska Under National Voter Registration Act

The Justice Department announced today that it has secured an agreement with the State of Alaska and state officials to resolve claims that driver license transactions did not consistently provide certain voter registration opportunities required by Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

Immigrant and Employee Rights Section Webinar Schedule

The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) is offering a number of free, informative webinars for the public in June and July, 2022.  These include webinars for workers, employers, and advocates.  Please review IER’s webinar schedule to choose the right presentation for you.

IER enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This law prohibits citizenship, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation and intimidation. For more information visit www.justice.gov/ier.