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Bank of America Sued for Refusing to Hire DACA Recipient

May 8, 2018

Bank of America is the subject of a lawsuit alleging that it refused to hire a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This presents a potential violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which bars discrimination based on being a non-citizen. The class action suit was filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) on behalf of non-citizen workers denied positions at Bank of America, alleging that their immigration status formed the basis of the non-hiring.