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Editor's Comments of the Day
Fifty-eight dead in England. Eleven, including the mother of a six-year-old boy, dead off the coast of Florida. Shipping containers with dead bodies arriving in the port of Seattle. Around the world people are willing to risk leaving their families, years of servitude to pay smuggling debts or, in many cases, their very lives to escape where they are. The United States and Canada have tried to make themselves less attractive destinations by tightening asylum laws and penalties for entering the country illegally. The European Union will in the words of Jacques Chirac, "beef up joint action in immigration and asylum matters." For someone willing to spend weeks sealed in a shipping container or to board a leaky boat to travel through shark-infested waters changes in the laws of the places they are headed are unlikely to make a big difference. The efforts need to be focused not on making the destination less attractive, but making the point of origin more tolerable.
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ILW.COM has learned that the Department of Labor will hold a meeting with the regional certifying officers June 26-29. The purpose of the meeting is to seek the certifying officers comments on the PERM regulations which DOL expects to publish for comment shortly. These regulations are expected to introduce audits into the labor certification process.
ILW.COM has learned that the long awaited RIR conversion regulation is now with the Office of Management and Budget. The present version of the regulation incorporates changes suggested by the OMB. The regulation will be published as a proposed regulation and may not become effective until fall.
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Immigration News of the Day
Snakeheads Keep Stranglehold on Worldwide Trade in People
According to the Guardian Unlimited, the gangs who organize Chinese illegal migration are believed to have targeted Western Europe in greater numbers after a recent clampdown in Canada and the US. Experts in illegal emigration from China claim that it is much harder to control the land and air routes to Europe than those across the oceans to North America.
Child Labor Under Scrutiny in the US
The Christian Science Monitor describes a report released by Human Rights Watch which details how children of poor migrant farm workers labor long hours with little legal protection. The report comments that the United States is a leading critic of abusive child labor practices in developing nations yet within its own borders the legal loopholes and poor enforcement subject thousands of migrant children to harsh and hazardous working conditions.
Global Problem of Asylum Seekers
An article in This is London comments that asylum seekers are not only a British crisis. The author states that throughout the world there is a mass movement of populations unprecedented in history and refugees will be one of the most acute global dilemmas of the 21st century.
EU To Accelerate Measures To Curb Illegal Immigration
According to an Associated Press Report carried in Dow Jones International News, the European Union announced that it will accelerate measures to curb illegal immigration and the trade in human beings.
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