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San Diego hospital settles lawsuit on immigrants
Sacramento Bee

The U.S. Justice Department says it has settled a complaint with a major San Diego hospital over how it screens immigrant employees and job applicants.The department said Wednesday that University of California, San Diego Medical Center has agreed to adopt new procedures to verify the immigration status of its workers and pay a $115,000 civil penalty.The federal government sued the hospital last month, saying it demanded excessive documentation from non-citizen job applicants and employees to prove they were eligible to work. The lawsuit said the hospital made no such demands of U.S. citizens.

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