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posted by hubie on Sunday November 19, @04:01AM   Printer-friendly
from the money-money-money dept.

Apple illegally discriminated against US citizens and other US residents in its hiring and recruitment practices for certain types of positions that went to foreign workers, the US Department of Justice said yesterday. Apple agreed to pay up to $25 million in back pay and civil penalties to settle the DOJ allegations.

Apple discriminated "against US citizens and certain non-US citizens whose permission to live in and work in the United States does not expire," the agency said. The $25 million payment was called the largest ever collected by the Justice Department under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Apple is required to pay $6.75 million in civil penalties and create an $18.25 million fund to provide back pay to those harmed by its hiring practices. Apple did not admit guilt in the settlement. But the company acknowledged in a statement that it had "unintentionally not been following the DOJ standard," according to Reuters.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Thexalon on Monday November 20, @12:30PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Monday November 20, @12:30PM (#1333596)

    Uncontrolled waves of illegal aliens benefit no one

    On the contrary, it clearly benefits some people, because otherwise it wouldn't be happening. People who are probably benefiting from illegal immigration include but are not limited to:
    - The management and owners of hotels, meatpackers, construction contractors, vegetable farms, restaurants, and agricultural distributors. It's not just the often-sub-minimum wages, it's also being able to force people to work under atrocious and sometimes deadly conditions and they can't say anything about it for fear of deportation.
    - "Coyotes" who make a good living smuggling people across the borders.
    - Slumlords who like having a population of people who desperately need housing and can't complain about the conditions for fear of deportation.
    - Manufacturers of equipment used by INS and CPB.
    - The Catholic Church in the USA, because without the influx of often-devout Latinos they'd be losing membership even faster.
    - Bigots who want to discriminate against Hispanic US citizens and will basically treat the concept of a Hispanic or Latino citizen as non-existent.
    - Yes, the immigrants themselves. Because while coming to the US does present a significant risk of death, staying where they are often also presents a significant risk of death. And sure, in the US they will find themselves doing the worst jobs imaginable at atrocious pay with the constant threat of government violence being directed at them ... just like they do in the old country. Oh, and any kids they have here will be US citizens and have a much better life than they would have had mom & dad stayed in the old country.

    There are some things we could do to stem the tide, but they don't involve taking actions against the illegal immigrants themselves: Getting companies into trouble for routinely violating I-9 requirements would be a big one.

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