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The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

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Civil Rights Division News
Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Hearing Services Company
Friday, October 24, 2014
(Press Release)
The Justice Department's investigation found that Sonus required the complainant, a lawful permanent resident it had hired, to produce a new employment eligibility document when her Permanent Resident Card expired, even though the Form I-9 and E-Verify rules prohibit this practice.
Justice Department Sues Wisconsin Mobile Home Park for Discriminating Against Families with Children
Friday, October 17, 2014
(Press Release)
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park for refusing to allow families with children to live in certain areas of the park, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against a Georgia Construction Company
Thursday, October 16, 2014
(Press Release)
The Justice Department reached an agreement with Constructor Services Inc., a construction company headquartered in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area.

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Departments of Justice and Education Issue School Discipline Guidance to Promote Safe and Inclusive Schools
The Departments of Justice and Education release joint civil rights guidance to schools on how to meet their obligations under federal civil rights law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
"Confronting Discrimination in the Post-9/11 Era: Challenges and Opportunities Ten Years Later"
Read the report on the Civil Rights Division's Post-9/11 Civil Rights Summit.
Proposals to Strengthen Laws That Protect the Rights of Servicemembers and Other Civil Rights Laws
Read the Department's proposed legislative amendments to strengthen laws that protect the rights of servicemembers and other civil rights laws. Click here for a one-page fact sheet.
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