SpaceX is suing the U.S. government, saying the DOJ’s claims of anti-immigrant hiring practices are unconstitutional

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has reportedly sued the US government, claiming that the government’s lawsuit accusing the company of refusing to hire refugees and asylum seekers violates the US Constitution.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in Texas federal court, SpaceX claims that the U.S. Department of Justice’s administrative law judges, who typically hear cases about employee bias against immigrants, are not properly appointed. The company also claims that keeping the case out of court denies the giant company its constitutional right to a jury trial Reuters.

The DOJ filed a complaint In late August, indicating that from 2018 to 2022, SpaceX refused to hire people who were not US citizens or green card holders. The government agency also alleged that Musk’s space company falsely claimed that federal export control laws prevented it from hiring foreign nationals.

However, Musk countered, saying that the US government was essentially being weaponized for political purposes.

When Musk was asked why he didn’t hire people from outside the company, he said, “I think people are a little confused about that. Unfortunately, that’s not our fault.”

“When you work on rocket technology, it is considered advanced weapons technology. So even a normal work visa is not enough unless you get special permission from the Secretary of Defense or Foreign Minister,” he added.

“This is not a smart policy for the US because there are so many talented people around the world that we would like to work at our company, but unless they somehow get a green card, we are legally prohibited from hiring anyone. “”

SpaceX’s lawsuit said the company hired hundreds of non-U.S. citizens, but that some of the projects the company was working on had national security implications, according to Reuters. As a result, the company could reportedly face significant fines if it hires non-U.S. employees

SpaceX further claimed that the administrative case was not permissible under the Constitution. As a result, SpaceX stated that it would ask the court to block the continuation of the administrative proceedings depending on the outcome of the litigation.

Musk recently caused a stir when it was reported that he was considering charging all users a small monthly fee for owning an X account. The development is apparently an attempt to curb the spread of bot accounts on the platform.

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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