Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to sue a Colorado corporation for employing foreigners over Americans.
The first results of the ‘Buy American, hire American’ policy are ringing out. As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to sue a corporation based on the grounds of breaking the Immigration and Nationality Act, he set the start of the implementation of President Trump’s executive order regarding the matter.
Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will file a law suit against a Colorado corporation accused of hiring foreign workers over Americans, in this first-ever suit based upon the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order.
In a statement by Sessions, the DOJ announced it file a lawsuit against Crop Production Services, Inc. The company is based in Loveland, Colorado. The DOJ will claim the company discriminated against American workers in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
“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,” Sessions said in a statement. “The Justice Department will enforce the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to protect U.S. workers as they are the very backbone of our communities and our economy. Where there is a job available, U.S. workers should have a chance at it before we bring in workers from abroad.”
In 2016, according to the DOJ, Crop Production discriminated against at least three American workers in El Campo, Texas, by refusing to give them jobs in seasonal positions. The company instead, awarded those jobs to imported foreign workers who came to the U.S. on the H-2A visa program.