INA: ACT 274B - UNFAIR IMMIGRATION-RELATED EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Sec. 274B. [8 U.S.C. 1324b]
(a) Prohibition of Discrimination Based on National Origin or Citizenship Status.-
(1) General rule.-It is an unfair immigration-related employment practice for a person or other entity to discriminate against any individual (other than an unauthorized alien, as defined in section 274A(h)(3) ) with respect to the hiring, or recruitment or referral for a fee, of the individual for employment or the discharging of the individual from employment-
(A) because of such individual's national origin, or
(B) in the case of a protected individual (as defined in paragraph (3)), because of such individual's citizenship status.
(3) Definition of protected individual.-As used in paragraph (1), the term "protected individual" means an individual who-
(A) is a citizen or national of the United States, or
(B) is an alien who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence, is granted the status of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence under section 210(a) , or 245A(a)(1) , is admitted as a refugee under section 207 , or is granted asylum under section 208 ; but does not include (i) an alien who fails to apply for naturalization within six months of the date the alien first becomes eligible (by virtue of period of lawful permanent residence) to apply for naturalization or, if later, within six months after the date of the enactment of this section and (ii) an alien who has applied on a timely basis, but has not been naturalized as a citizen within 2 years after the date of the application, unless the alien can establish that the alien is actively pu rsuing naturalization, except that time consumed in the Service's processing the application shall not be counted toward the 2-year period.
(6) 1/ Treatment of certain documentary practices as employment practices.-A person's or other entity's request, for purposes of satisfying the requirements of section 274A(b), for more or different documents than are required under such section or refusing to honor documents tendered that on their face reasonably appear to be genuine shall be treated as an unfair immigration- related employment practice if made for the purpose or with the intent of discriminating against an individual in violation of par agraph (1).