Re: Illegal interview question

Subject: Re: Illegal interview question
From: Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 09:47:01 -0600

In the US it is legal to ask about citizenship. We have laws in place that allow
employer's to verify US citizenship, or Visa-holding workers as opposed to people
who are not authorized to work in the States (illegal aliens, non-Visa holding
workers, etc.)

One of my friends is an immigration lawyer and we've had many a (lively! as a lot
of my friends are Indian-born and here on Visa's) discussion about this issue.

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jarnopol wrote:

> To the best of my knowledge, this is NOT an illegal practise. In the past 10
> years, I've always been asked to show proof of citizenship and I'm native-born
> and caucasian.
> It costs a company a significant amount of money to sponsor someone for
> citizenship and many do not have the means to do so.
> If you're looking for jobs through the job boards, many companies indicate
> whether or not they will sponsor a candidate.
> jmho
> jarnopol

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