posted a year ago
is immigration status a protected class?
Is immigration status a protected class?
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posted a year ago
"There is no explicit protected class for immigration status under U.S. law, but there are a number of ways that immigrants can be protected against discrimination. For example, the Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits discrimination in issuing visas based on race, nationality, place of birth, or ancestry. Additionally, the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution protects all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States against discrimination based on race, national origin, or alienage. So while immigration status is not a protected class, many measures are in place to protect immigrants from discrimination. "