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DOJ files OCAHO suit against University of California, San Diego Medical Center, alleging Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

"The Department of Justice announced today the filing of a lawsuit against the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, alleging that the medical center discriminated in the employment eligibility verification process against people who are authorized to work in the United States...

DOJ warns Alabama: no discrimination against Latinos

"The Justice Department has sent a letter to Alabama police agencies warning them not discriminate against Latinos as they enforce the state’s tough new immigration law." - Associated Press, Dec. 6, 2011 .

DOJ settles citizenship discrimination claim against Penn. employer

"The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with S.W.J.J. Inc., or Sernak Farms, based in Weatherly, Penn., to settle allegations that Sernak engaged in discrimination on the basis of citizenship status by preferring to hire temporary visa holders over...

Alabama immigration law unleashes ugliness against nonwhite citizens

"Hispanic citizens were harassed. Alabama native Carmen Gonzales, a 27-year-old from Foley, said she found a flier about the law on her windshield after work, with the words “Get out of town” written on the top. The Vietnamese refugees of Bayou La Batre were intimidated, too, said...

DOJ settles case against company that demanded "green card" from Latino U.S. citizen

"The Justice Department announced a settlement today with Garland Sales Inc., a Georgia rug manufacturer, resolving allegations that it engaged in discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on individuals of Hispanic origin when establishing their eligibility to work...

Teaching Hospital Agrees to Pay $115,000 for Discrimination during the I-9 Process

"Today, the Department of Justice announced another “6-figure” anti-discrimination settlement agreement – this one with the University of California San Diego Medical Center – to resolve allegations that the hospital failed to comply with proper I-9 procedures for non...

Justice Department Settles with University of California San Diego Medical Center Over I-9 Issues

"The Justice Department today reached agreement with the University of California San Diego Medical Center, resolving a complaint filed on Dec. 6, 2011, alleging that the medical center failed to comply with proper employment eligibility verification processes for non-citizens who are authorized...

Coming to America: Mistreatment of immigrants is nothing new

"Americans often fondly refer to this country as a land of immigrants, but there is another factor that runs through our history that blunts the myth of a welcome mat laid out for all. “We are also a nation of gatekeepers” wary of opening the doors too wide and to the “wrong”...

DOJ Settles Citizenship Discrimination Case; Staffing Company to Pay $100K

"The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Onward Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company based in Wilton, Conn., resolving allegations that the company posted discriminatory job advertisements on its home page and third party websites that limited its jobs to U...

More on USDA Ruling re Use of Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters

"In a precedent-setting decision released publicly today, the Department of Agriculture’s civil rights office said that the U.S. Forest Service discriminated against Latinos on the Olympic Peninsula by using Border Patrol agents as interpreters and as law-enforcement support in routine...

Lucas Guttentag on Preemption, Discrimination and Arizona v. U.S.

" The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement statute, S.B. 1070, is unconstitutional. Arizona’s law is widely condemned because of the discrimination the law will engender. Yet the Court appears intent on relegating questions...

DOJ Settles I-9 Reverification Discrimination Case

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), resolving allegations that the company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it impermissibly “reverified”...

Justice Department: North Carolina Sheriff Targeted Latinos

Associated Press : "A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted arrests with the intent of maximizing deportations. In an 11-page report issued Tuesday , the federal...

DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Company

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Gamewell Mechanical Inc., a subsidiary of Woodfin Heating, Inc. based in Salisbury, N.C., resolving claims that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it terminated...

DOJ Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Alamance County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office

"The Justice Department today filed a civil rights lawsuit against Terry S. Johnson, in his official capacity as head of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) in North Carolina. The complaint alleges that ACSO routinely discriminates against and targets Latinos for enforcement action...

Food Service Giant Flubs I-9s, Pays DOJ $250K+

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Centerplate Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Centerplate, based in Spartanburg, S.C., is one of the largest hospitality companies...

DOJ Reaches Settlement with Houston Community College to Resolve Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices

"The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with Houston Community College (HCC) resolving allegations that the college violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). HCC employs approximately 6,000 employees across 20 campuses...

Florida Staffing Company Settles With DOJ for $27K+

"The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Avant Healthcare Professionals LLC, a healthcare staffing company based in Casselberry, Fla. , resolving allegations that the company posted discriminatory job advertisements on the internet. According to the department’s investigation...

Dallas Property Management Firm Flubs I-9s, Pays $20K Fine and Back Wages

"The Justice Department today reached an agreement with Milestone Management Company, a nationwide residential property management firm headquartered in Dallas, resolving claims that the staffing company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). ...

Mass. Staffing Firm Pays $10.5K to Settle DOJ Citizenship Discrimination Case

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with SD Staffing LLC (SD Staffing), aka Atwork Personnel Services Inc., a company based in Methuen, Mass., resolving claims that the staffing company engaged in citizenship status discrimination in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act...

OSC Settles I-9 Discrimination Case for $115K

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Potter Concrete , a company based in Dallas , resolving claims that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of document abuse in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The department’s investigation, which was initiated...

Seattle Co. Pays $40K+ to Settle I-9 Discrimination Case

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with SK Food Group Inc., a company based in Seattle, resolving claims that the company used discriminatory document practices when verifying the work authority of non-citizens. The department’s investigation, which was initiated based on...

Texas Supermarket Chain Pays $43K to Settle I-9 Discrimination Case

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Mexico Foods LLC, aka El Rancho Corp., a supermarket chain based in Garland, Texas, resolving claims that the company engaged in discrimination during the employment eligibility verification process in violation of the Immigration and Nationality...

DOJ Settles Lawsuit Against Texas Bus Company for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Autobuses Ejecutivos LLC, doing business as Omnibus Express, a bus company based in Houston, Texas. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed in August 2013 by the department under the Immigration and Nationality Act’s...

Deferred Action and Alienage Discrimination: Juarez v. Northwestern Mutual

"Over a week ago, the President extended “deferred-action” status to millions of people who faced deportation for residing in the US in violation of federal immigration law. (He then defended his legal authority to do so.) Around the same time, in Juarez v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance...