Social media monopoly Facebook agreed to pay over $14 million dollars in a settlement with the Department of Justice on Tuesday, admitting fault in a civil suit against the company for discriminating against American tech workers in favor cheap and indentured foreign replacements. The payment is broken up between a $4.75 million fine and $9.5 million in back pay to American employees victimized by discrimination.
The Department of Justice(under President Trump and Attorney General Barr) had alleged that Facebook created a category of employment in listings that only one or no Americans responded to 99% of the time, creating a system to hire indentured H-1B laborers without having to so much as consider Americans. Federal law requires companies to advertise job listings to American workers before bringing in H-1B workers, a program notorious for abuse and corruption.
The H-1B program serves to essentially bind foreign laborers as indentured servants to powerful corporations, bypassing the traditional American model of employment for one colored with coercion.
Because the employment-based Green Card is a total sham, Indian interests have taken over the program — Indian IT firms, Big Tech, and recruiters are practically selling GC sponsorships in exchange for either cash or indentured servitude. https://t.co/g9kyCXwgB6 pic.twitter.com/E0iahHmXCn
— U.S. Tech Workers (@USTechWorkers) October 19, 2021
“Facebook is not above the law and must comply with our nation’s federal civil rights laws, which prohibit discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices,” Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke told reporters in a telephone conference regarding the settlement. “Companies cannot set aside certain positions for temporary visa holders because of their citizenship or immigration status.”
Facebook agreed to expand its hiring programs for Americans in a separate settlement with the Labor Department, and to submit to regular audits to prevent it from replacing American workers with H-1B cheap labor.
Establishment politicians have sought to grow the H-1B cheap labor program in recent months, even as the notoriously corrupt program has been assailed across bipartisan lines. Republican Senator Mike Lee has sought to remove nationality caps on eligibility for green cards, a proposal that would allow citizens of India- often employed under the H-1B program to replace American workers- to dominate the immigration visa system.
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