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Georgia Tech to Pay $500K Penalty for Immigration Discrimination

September 01, 2023 (1 min read)

DOJ, Aug. 31, 2023

"The Justice Department secured a settlement agreement today with Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a public, non-profit university within the University System of Georgia.  The settlement resolves the department’s determination that Georgia Tech violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by operating a job recruiting platform on which third-party employers paid to post advertisements linked to its career fairs that unlawfully excluded certain non-U.S. citizens and limited recruitment opportunities for certain non-U.S. citizen students based on their citizenship status. ... Under the settlement agreement, Georgia Tech will pay a civil penalty of $500,000 to the United States, change its recruiting practices and revise its policies to promote compliance with the INA. In addition, for three years, Georgia Tech must ensure that certain career services personnel in its undergraduate and graduate programs are trained on the INA’s anti-discrimination provision."