Feds: Corporation Imported Foreign Workers to take U.S. Manufacturing Jobs over Hiring Qualified Americans

Feds: Corporation Imported Foreign Workers to take U.S. Manufacturing Jobs over Hiring Qualified Americans


The Igloo Products Corporation, known for producing ice chests, coolers, and other products, imported foreign visa workers to take United States manufacturing jobs over hiring qualified Americans, a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation finds.

On Monday, federal prosecutors announced a settlement with Igloo after they say the corporation imported foreign workers through the H-2B visa program to take U.S. jobs that could have gone to Americans.

According to the investigation, Igloo based in Katy, Texas, discriminated against Americans from at least July 1, 2019, to September 10, 2019, when it hired H-2B foreign visa workers for manufacturing jobs while passing over qualified locals.

“Employers cannot favor workers on temporary visas and ignore applications from qualified U.S. workers because of assumptions based on citizenship

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