DOJ Sues SpaceX for Discriminating Against Asylees and Refugees in Hiring

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against SpaceX for alleged discrimination against asylees and refugees in hiring. The lawsuit claims that from 2018 to 2022, SpaceX discouraged asylees and refugees from applying and refused to hire them based on their citizenship status, which violates the Immigration and Nationality Act. SpaceX falsely claimed that federal regulations restricted them to hiring only U.S. citizens and green card holders. However, export control laws do not impose such restrictions, and asylees and refugees are eligible for the same positions as U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The lawsuit seeks fair consideration and back pay for affected individuals, as well as civil penalties and policy changes.

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