Anyone who has been in the workforce long enough will tell you that there is such a thing as being fired for doing your job. I know it doesn’t make any sense but it happens all of the time.
You are asked to do something, you do it to the letter. However, for some reason someone higher up on the food chain doesn’t like the way that you did it, so you get in trouble even though you were doing exactly as you were told.
It is kind of like if you were to get a ticket for going exactly 55 in a 55. It might surprise you, but stuff like that does happen. Rarely though, does it happen on a federal level. Get ready, it’s going to start happening all the time soon…
Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided that they will pick and choose which laws they allow you to follow, as they have begun investigating Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, for preferring to hire American citizens instead of illegal immigrants.
An article from Ford Murray Law discusses the issue of hiring illegals: “The hiring of undocumented immigrants, whether purposeful or not, is illegal… There are very serious risks and potential penalties for any employer that knowingly hires undocumented immigrants.” Apparently Biden’s Department of Justice doesn’t care about the law, only about radical left-wing immigration policies. If it is simultaneously illegal to hire illegal immigrants, and illegal to reject illegal immigrants during the hiring process, what are American business owners supposed to do?
According to the DOJ, an illegal immigrant inquired about the position of technology strategy associate at SpaceX in March of 2020, and was asked about his citizenship status. Lisa Sandoval, an attorney for the DOJ, claims that SpaceX “ultimately failed to hire him for the position because he is not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.”
On May 29, 2020, the illegal immigrant filed a complaint of employee discrimination with the DOJ’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER). According to reporting by the Daily Wire, “The IER enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which has an anti-discrimination provision prohibiting citizenship status and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee.”
On January 28, the DOJ filed a request with a judge “to order SpaceX to comply with an administrative subpoena for documents related to how the company hires,” according to CNBC. The DOJ is requesting that SpaceX comply with the subpoena within two weeks.