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Refugee and Immigrant Worker Rights: Tools for employment service providers

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Monday, 9/11/17, 1:30 pm - 3:30

International Institute of Minnesota - 1694 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108 Link to Map

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Tuesday, 9/12/17, 2:30pm - 4:30

St. Cloud Library, 1300 W. St. Germain Steet, St. Cloud, MN 56301. Mississippi Room Link to Map


The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) is an office in the Civil Rights Division whose mission is to enforce a law protecting workers from employment discrimination based on citizenship status and national origin and provide free education about this law to refugee and immigrant workers and their advocates. IER operates a free hotline for workers, advocates and employers to answer questions about work authorization processes and documentation.

This presentation will answer questions such as:

  • What documentation do refugees and immigrants need when applying for a job?
  • How do I talk to an employer who won't accept a refugee's I-94 as work authorization?
  • What happens when an EAD expires?
  • How do I know if my client is experiencing workplace discrimination?
  • When should I contact IER regarding a potential issue?
  • What resources are available for advocates working with refugees and immigrants?

Presenter: Sara-Daisy Dygert, Outreach Coordinator, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER)

For questions, please contact Patricia.Fenrick@state.mn.us

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