Record-Breaking Bias Fine Hints At Power Of E-Verify Info

By Allissa Wickham (May 29, 2015, 9:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel recently nabbed the department's largest civil penalty ever for an Immigration and Nationality Act bias claim, a move attorneys say may have been bolstered by access to E-Verify statistics that has led to more enforcement from the unit.

The DOJ announced Wednesday that California farm labor contractor Luis Esparza Services Inc. agreed to pay $320,000 to resolve claims that it required green card holders to present specific documents during the work eligibility process because of their citizenship status.

The fine is the biggest civil penalty the DOJ has ever nabbed for a...

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