Spacex Gains Halt On U.S. Suit Claiming Anti-Immigrant Bias
A judge of the United States has issued an order to block the U.S. Department of Justice from going forward with a case against the Tesla CEO. The DOJ will no longer be able to pursue an administrative case that accuses another company by Elon Musk, SpaceX.
Initially, the administrative case accused Musk of refusing to hire people into their company who were refugees or were under asylum. This move would have gone against the anti-discriminatory laws of the US.
This recent written order came from U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera from Brownsville, Texas. It stated that administrative judges in the Justice Department who were handling cases related to anti-immigrant bias lacked proper appointments.
The case was filed in August. Judge Olvera blocked the case filed by the department. Hence, the case will not be moving forward until the outcome of yet another lawsuit on SpaceX from September. The esteemed Judge has declared that this administrative case violates the provisions of the U.S. Constitution.
On Thursday, no comments were issued by the Justice Department or SpaceX immediately. The DOJ is of the opinion that between 2018 and 2022, SpaceX has severely discouraged asylum recipients and refugee’s from applying for jobs in the company.
The company had apparently declared in job postings and public statements, that it could only hire U.S. citizens. Moreover, they had apparently also mentioned that only green card holders could apply for the jobs under export control laws.