On Thursday, The Department of Justice announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers.
The lawsuit alleges that Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens. In El Campo, Texas, the company allegedly refused to employ them as seasonal technicians because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.
In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said:
“In the spirit of President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, the Department of Justice will not tolerate employers who discriminate against U.S. workers because of a desire to hire temporary foreign visa holders… Where there is a job available, U.S. workers should have a chance at it before we bring in workers from abroad.”
The complaint is the first stemming from the “Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative,” which was launched on March 1.
A Civil Rights Division official told Fox News that has opened 29 investigations of “potential discrimination against U.S. workers based on a hiring preference for foreign visa workers” since the initiative’s launch.
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