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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/28/doj-files-suit-against-company-for-allegedly-not-hiring-americans.html

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The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. 

The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.

“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,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “… Where there is a job available, U.S. workers should have a chance at it before we bring in workers from abroad.”

This is the first complaint filed stemming from the “Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative,” which was launched on March 1. 
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Moar Trumpy jobs preservation news - Asplundh tree company hiring practices
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 02:21:37 PM »
Pennsylvania Company to Pay Record Fine for Illegally Hiring Immigrants

Asplundh Tree Expert pleads guilty for employing those who didn’t have authorization to work in the U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pennsylvania-company-to-pay-record-fine-for-illegally-hiring-immigrants-1506713490

This was kind of interesting just because Asplundh trucks are ubiquitous where we live and I always thought it was a regional or tri-county tree service.
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I never realized Asplundh was such a large organization.  This investigation started in 2009, but because the Obama administration never enforced immigration laws it got swept under the rug.

I couldn't read the WSJ article, but this one explains a little more about what they did.  Someone from the company is actually going to jail over this.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/asplundh_tree_company_to_pay_95m_fine_for_hiring_u.html

This case is a *huge* wake up call for any company that employs illegals.

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Thanks for the info and the links. Looks like Trump is making a positive difference here. Even DHS has gotten into the act with refining their strategy on identifying illegal foreign workers -- see www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/putting-american-workers-first-uscis-announces-further-measures-detect-h-1b-visa-fraud-and-abuse