[Ed. – John Miano thinks the higher courts are unlikely to uphold this ruling. The way things have been going at SCOTUS this week, I’m not sanguine about that. Judge Williams was appointed by Obama.]
Judge Kathleen M. Williams of the Southern District of Florida served up another DACA-related kick in the teeth to American workers. Up until now, it had been considered settled law that “United States workers” (citizens, nationals, permanent residents, refugees, and asylees) were the protected labor class under immigration law. A patriotic employer could hire exclusively U.S. workers and refuse to hire others.
Procter & Gamble followed the established discrimination rules that allow preference for U.S. workers. For their internship program, they required the applicant to be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee. But no good deed goes unpunished.
An illegal alien on DACA applied for the P&G internships program. P&G rejected him out of hand because he was not a U.S. worker and then the illegal alien sued for discrimination and the court held he had a cause of action.