In today's Featured Article, "Fall Guy: U.S. Immigration and the Myth of Offshoring", Gary Endelman writes:
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- If conventional wisdom holds, the immigration landscape will be transformed beyond recognition within a few short months as a panicked Congress takes a meat axe to the H-1B and L-1 visa categories.
- Rather than causing the loss of American jobs, offshoring is a mechanism to maintain levels of domestic hiring that would otherwise simply not be possible. US banks, insurance companies and financial service providers have saved $6 billion in the past 4 years by offshoring to India. During this same period, such savings made it possible for these same employers not only to avoid layoffs but actually add on 125,000 new jobs.
- Of all the myths that surround off-shoring, none is more pernicious than the threadbare argument that is a threat aimed solely at American workers. The off-shoring trend impacts equally US workers and US employers. Their fortunes are joined at the hip. This is NOT a worker vs. employer issue. To believe that is to misunderstand what is radically new here. Jobs have left America for cheaper labor markets before, but this is the first time that America's primacy in the global economy is under serious and sustained challenge. Corporate executives who are ready and willing to cut labor costs may not fully grasp that their own survival is also at stake.
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Fall Guy: U.S. Immigration and the Myth of Offshoring
Gary Endelman writes "If conventional wisdom holds, the immigration landscape will be transformed beyond recognition within a few short months as a panicked Congress takes a meat axe to the H-1B and L-1 visa categories."
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DOS Responds To Cuban Visa Delays
During a press briefing, Department of State Spokesman Boucher responded to a question on the visa delays for the Cuban winners of the Latin Grammy awards.
TPS Extended For Burundi And Sudan, Terminates For Sierra Leone
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services extended the designation of Burundi and Sudan for 12 months until November 2, 2004 and terminated the TPS designation for Sierra Leone, effective May 3, 2004.[Ed. 9/04/03]
BALCA Says Adequate Documentation Reflecting Employees Are Rejected For Lawful, Job-Related Reason Is Necessary
In the Matter of Accent Awnings, No. 2003-INA-87 (BALCA, Aug. 14, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that an Employer could not reject US workers for failure to provide verifiable references when there was no documentation that the Employer specifically requested such reference and applicants did not comply.
White House Is Asked When President Bush Will Introduce His Immigration Proposal
During a White House press briefing, Press Secretary McClellan responded to the question, "When is the President going to call for an immigration proposal?"
American Military Hero Expeditiously Naturalized
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a news release where BCIS Director Aguirre said, "It's gratifying to see that the President's Executive Order is allowing us to speed the process through which our sons and daughters in uniform can become US citizens."
Guest Worker Programs Face High Hurdles
The Washington Times reports "Guest workers are the hot topic in immigration right now, with politicians from border states calling on Congress to stem the tide of illegal immigrants dying as they try to cross the US-Mexico border while addressing the economic situation that draws the immigrants."
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The Rocky Mountain News reports "Many inmates said they had been working in the US for years before they were rounded up by immigration agents, who catch only a fraction of the estimated 7 million illegal immigrants in the country."
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