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Discrimination based on color – skin pigment, complexion, shade, or lightness or darkness – is illegal. Color is a separate protected category under Title VII, the primary federal law that prohibits workplace discrimination.
Discrimination based on race and color often overlap. Discrimination because of race means race is the reason, or at least a motivating factor, in an employer’s adverse treatment of an applicant or employee. Discrimination based on race or color can also occur when an employer’s neutral policy or practice disproportionately disadvantages employees of a particular race and there is no legitimate business reason to justify the policy or practice.
An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of race or color, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on the employment of people of a particular race or color and is not job-related and necessary to the operation of the business.
Remember! It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person’s race or color!
What is political asylum? It is the right to live in a foreign country. All of us have the right to asylum in other countries.
You are generally considered a refugee if you are unable or unwilling to return to and avail yourself of the protection of your country of nationality. Another criteria is if you are stateless because of the persecution of last country of residence and/or you have fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.
Political asylum refers to the protection given to political refugees from arrest by a foreign jurisdiction. Asylum is also called a nation or an embassy that affords such protection. It is important to mention that asylum is not the same as refugee. In case of asylum the asylum-seeker seeks his or her status after arriving in what is hoped will be the welcoming country. A refugee status is given before traveling to the final destination.
If a person is persecuted in their home country because of their religion, nationality, race or membership in a certain social group, they can apply for political asylum or refugee immigration status in another country, different from their own one.
Political asylum refers to the protection given to political refugees from arrest by a foreign jurisdiction. Refugee status means that a person has the protection of the government of the country where her or she lives as an immigrant.
If you want to apply for political asylum in the United States, you should file the Form I-589 within one year of your arrival to the United States. No fee should be paid while applying for asylum. If you also name the immediate members of your family in the asylum application, they may also be eligible for asylum status.