SpaceX Investigated for “Crime” of Hiring American
by David Sims
THE FOLLOWING HEADLINE says much of what Americans need to know about Joe Biden: “Biden’s Department of Justice is very concerned that Elon Musk may prefer to hire American citizens over foreign labor.”
SpaceX has developed, and is using, rocket technology that is important to the national security of the United States. It would put our country at risk, if SpaceX were to hire a foreign spy who might steal that technology.
But even if that weren’t a fact in this case, it would remain a good thing for an American company to prefer to hire American workers rather than foreign workers. The allegation that the Biden administration has made against SpaceX, as seen from a patriotic point of view, is a compliment to SpaceX (and a grave indictment of the Biden administration). Elon Musk would deserve the highest praise from the citizens of his country, were he “guilty as charged.”
Biden’s “Department of Justice” is now investigating Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, for allegedly preferring to hire Americans over non-US citizens. Fabian Hutter, a foreign national who is legally present in the United States but who isn’t a permanent resident, wasn’t hired after being interviewed for a job at SpaceX, so he turned around and filed a discrimination complaint. Hutter holds Canadian and Austrian dual citizenship, but these laws enforcing the hiring of foreigners — and any precendents established by this case — are largely used to benefit non-Whites at the expense of Whites.
The Department of Justice’s effort to get SpaceX to comply with a subpoena for company hiring records will be heard by a federal judge on March 18.
That hearing date was set Monday after lawyers for SpaceX, which is fighting the subpoena, and the DOJ met via videoconference with Judge Michael Wilner for a planning session. Wilner gave SpaceX’s lawyers until Feb. 26 to submit a response to the DOJ’s requested subpoena, with the government then able to reply to SpaceX by March 12.
The DOJ has for months been investigating whether Elon Musk’s space company discriminates against foreigners in its hiring, court records show.
The probe was launched by the department’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section after a job applicant, Fabian Hutter, complained that SpaceX discriminated against him when he was asked about his citizenship status last March during an interview for a technical strategy associate position.
Hutter told CNBC that he believes SpaceX decided not to hire him after he answered a question about his citizenship. Hutter holds dual citizenship in Austria and Canada but is a lawful permanent U.S. resident, according to court records filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
The DOJ unit is not only investigating Hutter’s complaint, but “also may explore whether [SpaceX] engages in any pattern or practice of discrimination” barred by federal law, records show.
As part of that probe, investigators in October issued a subpoena demanding that SpaceX provide information and documents related to its hiring and employment eligibility verification processes.
But SpaceX did not fully comply with the subpoena after giving the DOJ a spreadsheet of employee information.
So DOJ attorney Lisa Sandoval last month asked Wilner in a court filing to order SpaceX to comply with the document demand.
…SpaceX is allowed to hire non-U.S. citizens who have a green card under U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
Those rules, known as ITAR, say that only Americans or foreigners who have a U.S. green card can have physical or digital access to items on the U.S. Munitions List, which consists of defense-related equipment, software and other material.
[Wow. Abdullah having a green card really makes me feel confident about his loyalty! — Ed.]
SpaceX shouldn’t hire foreigners because its rocket technology would be put at risk of being stolen by a spy, which would jeopardize US national security. That’s why SpaceX hires only American citizens. Elon Musk’s other companies, including Tesla, do hire foreign workers.
[Considering how anti-White the current alleged US government is, perhaps “US national security” is really best served by whatever brings down the Washington regime, unless that whatever is even worse. — Ed.]
I have two theories about where the motivation for this tempest in a teapot lies. First possibility: United Launch Alliance (Musk’s competitor and a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space and Boeing Defense). Second possibility: China.
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