Biden’s America: DOJ Goes After Elon Musk SpaceX Program Claiming They Prefer To Hire Americans
Not only is the Biden Administration killing American jobs he’s going after one of the nations top entrepreneur’s taking space travel to the next level, all because he wants to hire Americans.
The Department of Justice is claiming that in March 2020, a non-US citizen was inquiring about a position at the SpaceX program and was asked about his citizenship status. Lisa Dandoval, DOJ attorney claims that SpaceX “ultimately failed to hire him for the position because he is not a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.”
Now, the DOJ has filed a request “to order SpaceX to comply with an administrative subpoena for documents related to how the company hires,” CNBC reported.
The unnamed applicant filed a complaint of employee discrimination with the DOJ’s Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) Section on May 29, 2020.
IER notified SpaceX on June 8th that they were under investigation and that they would need to hand over information and documents regarding their hiring and employment process. The letter stated, “IER’s investigation is not … limited only to the specific allegations and/or claims that [the Charging Party] made in the charge summarized above. Our investigation therefore may also explore whether [SpaceX] engages in any pattern or practice of discrimination that 8 U.S.C. § 1324b prohibits.”
SpaceX responded to the letter on August 28, sending the DOJ a Form I-9 spreadsheet, but “SpaceX refused to produce any Form I-9 supporting documentation, such as copies of employees’ passports, driver’s licenses, or Social Security cards, as requested.”
On December 1, 2020 SpaceX lost their petition to revoke an October 7, 2020 subpoena that cited the IER is exceeding their authority. Then on December 11, 2020 SpaceX notified the IER that they received the court order to comply with the subpoena but they did “not intend to produce any additional information in response to the administrative subpoena.”
Coming to the aid of the IER the DOJ said, “This Court should order SpaceX to comply with the Subpoena because, as OCAHO ruled: (1) IER has authority to investigate SpaceX, (2) IER followed proper procedural requirements, (3) the evidence sought by the Subpoena is directly relevant to IER’s investigation, and (4) the investigation is not unduly burdensome.”
“Petitioner’s failure to establish overbreadth or undue burden also means that this Court should not modify the Subpoena, such as by requiring IER to accept a sampling of the Form I-9 supporting documentation or anything less than what is sought,” the DOJ concluded.
Elon Musk SpaceX program should be something of national pride but this has all the makings of a deep state shake down.