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I have an employee that has been with our company for over 10 years that we hired knowing that she was not a U.S. Citizen, but had a valid visa (and still does).

She performs services on-site at our customers' plant locations, requiring her to gain access for several hours to an area where she can interact with employees, such as a cafeteria.

For security reasons, one of our major customers requires that anyone having open access in their facility be a U.S. Citizen. Therefore, our employee cannot provide service for them.

Her previous manager had been asking her to get her citizenship for over 2 years, in anticipation of this problem, and she has skirted the issue several times.

How do I handle this situation both legally and ethically? I believe that I can make citizenship a requirement of her job and force her to get it. The cost of gaining citizenship is approximately $450.00 and can take several months.

Please offer any advice you can.
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