SpaceX under accusations of discrimination against refugees

The Department of Justice has determined that SpaceX is guilty of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act

by Sead Dedovic
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SpaceX under accusations of discrimination against refugees
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As part of the government's lawsuit against SpaceX, the American aerospace company owned by Elon Musk, the administration of President of the United States Joe Biden has claimed that SpaceX's employment practices are discriminatory "against refugees and asylum seekers." As stated by the US Department of Justice in a press release announcing the trial, SpaceX has "routinely discouraged asylum seekers and refugees from applying for jobs and refused to consider and hire them because of their citizenship status" from at least September 2018 to May 2022.

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The Department of Justice has determined that SpaceX is guilty of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act as a result of its conduct. Using material released by Musk's company throughout the years, the Department cites that SpaceX is required to hire U.S.

citizens as well as legal residents, sometimes referred to as "greens." "In the course of its investigations, Musk's company falsely asserted that under export control laws, SpaceX was only allowed to hire American citizens and legal residents," a term sometimes referred to as "green." cardholders'”.

In an attempt to demonstrate its concern regarding discrimination, the ministry cites an article posted by Elon Musk on Twitter (X) in June 2020, which states that "US law requires employees to hold a green card in order to work at SpaceX, given that rockets are advanced warfare technology.".

According to Musk, the Department of Justice has been used to serve political purposes as a result of the announcement of the lawsuit. Musk has already responded to the lawsuit announcement. He claims that in a message posted on X, the federal authorities had repeatedly warned SpaceX that hiring anyone who is not a permanent resident of the United States would constitute a violation of the International Trade in Arms Act, a federal offence.

Musk constantly gets into new problems and faces certain things. The question is until when?! It is obvious that he has to change a lot in his business and approach.

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