If so, I want to show you the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say. Please read the next few pages so you will understand why the sheer numbers matter, and I promise, I will NOT fill your pages up with this stuff very often as my only focus is local news. But, many of us are sending our kids to college for our best paying jobs, and it is important that you understand what they face.
As I wrote in one of the early issues, my once bright future was destroyed as was my classmate Matt Schmidt, so I’m going to publish this article as it is important that you understand what is happening. I had requested that the Department of Justice display my name on this case, but as you can see by the following email, they chose not to give me credit for bringing this case to their attention.
Dear Mr. Bierschwale,
Thank you for the email. The DOJ was unable to accept your request to keep the settlement unredacted. If you’d like to see the redacted version, it’s available here: download (justice.gov)
You can also read the press release here: Justice Department Settles with IT Recruiter to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims | OPA | Department of Justice
Thank you again for notifying IER of Amtex’s discriminatory job ad, and for your cooperation during the investigation.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Justice Department Settles with IT Recruiter to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
The Department of Justice announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Amtex Systems Inc., an IT staffing and recruiting company based in New York. The settlement resolves claims that Amtex discriminated against U.S. workers based on their citizenship or immigration status during several stages of the recruitment process because their clients preferred workers with temporary employment visas.
“IT staffing agencies cannot unlawfully exclude applicants or impose additional burdens because of someone’s citizenship or immigration status,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “The Civil Rights Division is committed to enforcing the law to ensure that job applicants, including U.S. workers, are protected from unlawful discrimination.”
The department’s investigation began after a U.S. citizen filed a discrimination complaint with the Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) against Amtex. Based on its investigation, the department concluded that Amtex used a company operating in India to identify and screen job applicants based on clients’ preferences for workers with particular citizenship or immigration statuses. The investigation determined that the recruiters sent job advertisements with their clients’ unlawful citizenship or immigration status preferences, and also implemented those preferences when considering applicants. The recruiters’ practices harmed U.S. workers by deterring them from applying, and not considering those who did apply. For example, the investigation revealed that Amtex did not consider at least three U.S. workers when they applied to a job posting that stated a preference for workers with temporary employment visas. The department further concluded that recruiters for Amtex discriminated against non-U.S. citizen applicants by routinely requiring them to provide an immigration document to move forward in the recruitment process.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) protects U.S. citizens, non-U.S. citizen nationals, refugees, asylees, and recent lawful permanent residents from workplace discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status. Recruiters are liable for violations of the INA if they implement a client’s unlawful discriminatory preferences. Under the INA, employers or recruiters can only limit jobs based on citizenship or immigration status if required by a law, regulation, executive order or government contract. Further, because federal law only allows employers to check a person’s permission to work after they are hired, employers and recruiters must not verify the permission to work of job applicants.
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Amtex will pay over $15,000 in civil penalties to the United States, revise its policies and procedures, train relevant employees and agents on the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, and be subject to monitoring for a three-year period to ensure compliance.
IER is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. Among other things, this law prohibits discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status, and national origin in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation; and intimidation. More information about citizenship status discrimination under the INA is available in this flyer.
If you read this, you now realize why people like myself with over 30 years skills can’t find work.
But, you should ask to see proof that it is happening, at least that is how I would investigate it.
On the next page, you will see all of our occupational groups. Pay attention to the ones that I have put a red box around, as those are the jobs we are being forced out of.
The report above here is essentially our white collar jobs. The report on the next page will show our blue collar jobs.
Now these illegal immigrants are going to need jobs, and I think the next page report will show you which occupational groups they will seek work in.
I know you believe there are plenty of jobs out there, but if you would actually visit with the people that have those jobs open and find out what they pay, and then visit with landlords who have houses or apartment for rent, you would quickly realize why so many people who are actually working are going homeless.
I realize it is a lot to think about, and maybe now you are beginning to understand why I ran to replace John Cornyn who is actively working to make this worse.
I lost, and I knew I would because the mainstream media, and our government are doing nothing to protect your future by showing you what is happening via legal guest workers and illegal immigration.
Now you will hear our government and our mainstream media call legal nonimmigrant guest workers, and illegal immigrants, immigrants.
So I must show you one final government report, and then I will shut up.
It will be on the next page.
As you can see, there is a big difference in the totals for immigrants and nonimmigrant guest workers.
Keep in mind that the illegal immigrant numbers are not included in this report.
Now I will shut up about this.
I just wanted to show you what I have learned in 20 years of studying these numbers because I believe your family deserves the best future possible that their skills will allow them to strive for.
I can’t change this direction by myself, and it won’t change until we elect representatives that understand these numbers.
Most likely you did not understand these numbers before todays article, and I’d bet everything I have left that your representative does not know these numbers, and even though they are telling you they are against the illegal immigration, as you can see the number of guest workers far exceeds that number for now, so will you educate the person you will vote for?
That is my question.