Protections Against Discrimination

Information Memorandum (IM-16-01)

Publication Date: April 7, 2016

Date: April 7, 2016

To: State Refugee Coordinators
      State Refugee Health Coordinators
      Voluntary Agencies

From: Robert Carey
           Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement

This Information Memorandum provides resources on federal protections against national origin and religious discrimination and contact information for federal agencies that enforce anti-discrimination laws.  We hope this information will be helpful in your resettlement work with refugees and other ORR-served populations.


Below, we provide a short list of resources that you can share in your communities to inform refugees and other ORR-served populations of their rights.

Agency Contact Information

A variety of federal laws prohibit discrimination based on national origin or religion, although the authority to enforce those laws is divided among different federal agencies.

Last Reviewed Date: