Based on its investigation, the department determined that LNK routinely requested unnecessary and specific documents from lawful permanent residents that the company hired for work in certain departments to prove that they were allowed to work in the United States. The department’s investigation determined that LNK requested that lawful permanent residents show their Permanent Resident Cards (sometimes known as “green cards”) to prove their work authorization, but allowed U.S. citizens to choose from among various acceptable document types. According to the department, LNK also had an unlawful policy of requiring refugees and asylees, based on their immigration status, to show updated proof of their work authorization, even when they already had provided documents that demonstrated ongoing, permanent work authorization.

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