of Justiceand Department
Homeland Security will partner to stop U.S. companies
from hiring foreign workers with visas over qualified
U.S. workers, the agencies announced Friday.
collaboration’s goal is to quickly identify employers
who discriminate against U.S. workers by hiring
foreign visa workers as well as immigrants who commit
fraud to get hired.
the spirit of President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy
American and Hire American, today’s partnership adds
to the Civil Rights Division’s tools to stop employers
from discriminating against U.S. workers by favoring
foreign visa workers,” said Acting Assistant Attorney
General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division. “The
Division looks forward to expanding its partnerships
with USCIS to hold accountable employers that
discriminate against U.S. workers based on their
foreign visa workers over qualified U.S. workers could
be illegal, the agencies said. TheJustice
Departmenthas already fielded
one lawsuit and reached a settlement with two
employers since it launched its Protecting U.S.
Workers Initiative last year.