The United States Department of Justice just filed a lawsuit against a Colorado based corporation on Thursday, as the DOJ is alleging that the American corporation, namely Crop Production, discriminated against US workers in 2016. At least three American citizens were refused employment in El Campo Texas as seasonal technicians because Crop Production chose to hire foreign workers via the H-2A visa program, i.e. temporary foreign workers.
According to Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Session statement:
“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.”
It seems pretty obvious that the temporary foreign workers were given priority to American ones due to the fact that Crop Production wants to keep labor costs on the down low. This marks for the first complaint filed by the DOJ in the aftermath of President Trump’s “Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative,” that was launched on March 1st. According to a Civil Rights Division official interviewed by Fox News, there are currently 29 investigations in regard to, let me quote:
“potential discrimination against U.S. workers based on a hiring preference for foreign visa workers.”
According to DOJ officials, the Civil Rights Division has reached at least 1 settlement with a US based company which discriminated American workers in favor of foreign visa holders, and it distributed more than $100,000. Various Foreign Worker Visa programs have been in use since the 1970’s and it has always been a scam to get cheap labor over hiring Americans.