Government Executive: Labor Department criticized for abandoning citizenship checks

November 9, 2011

A year-old decision by the Labor Department to discontinue certain citizenship checks on employees of federal contractors is drawing fire from immigration reform groups, who view it as government “shirking” its responsibility to curb hiring of illegal workers.  At issue is whether the Labor office that monitors contractor compliance with anti-discrimination laws can leave it to the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau to verify worker’s immigration status.  Read the full story by Charles S. Clark.

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