DoJ sues facebook over H-1B visas

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over its hiring practices for foreign workers. In court documents first reported by The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department alleges that Facebook “inadequately advertised at least 2,600 positions between 2018 and 2019 that were filled by immigrants on H-1B high-skill visas when the company was applying to sponsor those workers for permanent residency, known as green cards.”

According to the lawsuit, Facebook used “a recruitment process intentionally designed to deter U.S. workers from applying,” for thousands of positions it says were “reserved for temporary visa holders.” According to the DoJ, rather than posting these job openings on its website, the social network used a separate process that required applicants to apply by mail, which often resulted in few if any applications from US citizens.