Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
How Does IER Protect Your Rights? View this brief video.
The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b. Regulations for this law are found at 28 C.F.R. Part 44.
This federal law prohibits: 1) citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, 2) national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, 3) unfair documentary practices during the employment eligibility verification process (generally, Form I-9 and E-Verify), and 4) retaliation or intimidation.
If you feel you have suffered one of these forms of discrimination, file a charge or call our Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688.
If you are an employer with questions about the anti-discrimination provision of the INA, watch this IER employer training or call our Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155.
If you are a worker and want to learn more about how the Immigration and Nationality Act protects workers from immigration-related discrimination, watch this IER worker training or call our Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688.
Deputy Special Counsel
Tel: (202) 616-5594
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
4CON, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688
Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155
Teletypewriter (TTY): (202) 616-5525 & 1-800-237-2515
Fax: (202) 616-5509