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National Origin Discrimination

Federal law prohibits many forms of discrimination based on someone’s nation of origin, culture, ethnicity, or perceived ethnicity -- collectively referred to as national origin discrimination. Recent immigrants, including those living in the United States on a valid green card or visa, are most affected by these laws. National origin discrimination is prohibited in employment, education, health care, and housing (in addition to other settings) and affects company policies regarding the languages that may be spoken on the job. This section covers the laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of national origin and the protections available to those who are denied rights.

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