Intersection of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

October 06, 2009 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3037
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After enacting the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986, Congress recognized that reform might lead to discrimination against lawful immigrants and workers who look foreign. Congress created an Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) to enforce immigration-related protections. Margaret Hu (Duke Law, 2000), OSC Special Policy Counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will discuss the history of comprehensive immigration reform, the status of immigration reform legislation, and the civil rights protections enforced by OSC that might be impacted by any immigration reform bill.

Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and Asian Law Students Association. For more information, contact Lily Li at