On multiple occasions, Musk has stated that SpaceX employment requires a U.S. green card at a minimum since the company deals with advanced weapons technology. At an event in 2016, Musk claimed that it is not up to the company to allow international hiring because SpaceX is legally prevented from it.
“It is not out of some desire of SpaceX to just hire people with green cards. It’s because we are not allowed to do anything else,” Musk said, further adding that it was not a wise policy for the country. Musk went on to state that a normal work visa isn’t sufficient unless the applicant gets a special nod from the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of State.
US law requires at least a green card to be hired at SpaceX, as rockets are considered advanced weapons technology
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 16, 2020
However, the Justice Department says there are no such hiring restrictions in place as per export control laws. Not only do refugees and asylees stand on equal footing with U.S. citizens and green card holders, but they also don’t need any further government approval to access “export-controlled information and materials,” the DOJ says. The lawsuit seeks policy change at the company, civil penalties, and back pay to victims of SpaceX’s hiring restrictions.
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