Refugees’ and Asylees’ Right to Work
Thursday, February 11 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Wednesday, February 17 2021 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The presentations on 2/11/21 and 2/17/21 are identical. 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 when employers discriminate against them based on their national origin or citizenship status. Attendees also 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 may be able to assist 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 an asylee'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. IER’s website: www.justice.gov/ier
For webinar materials in alternate format or other reasonable accommodation requests, contact Lorren Love at Lorren.Love@usdoj.gov or (202) 616-5594 at least one week before the webinar or as soon as possible, to ensure there is adequate time to arrange for the accommodation. In your request, please include a description of the type of accommodation needed and your contact information.