“Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER)”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

A section within the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice that enforces the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. § 1324b). This office protects U.S. citizens and employment-authorized individuals from employment discrimination based on citizenship, immigration status or national origin, with respect to hiring, firing and recruitment or referral for a fee, and discrimination during the employment verification process.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services