DOL Looks For PERM Center Chief
In the continuing PERM saga at DOL, it is recruiting for the top position at the Atlanta PERM Center. Details of the job are available here, which is open for applicants until Monday June 5th. While we wish the DOL well with its recruitment efforts, users of the PERM system will likely not benefit until the PERM system is fundamentally re-engineered. The one thing that the designers of PERM appear to have forgotten is that Congress intended employers' applications to be certified, not merely processed to infinity or indeed denied. The whole purpose of creating a labor provision in immigration law is for it to be used. Instead, DOL has set itself up as blockader in chief of employers' hopes of foreign labor. With Congress moving slowly and painfully toward legalizing the migrant flow, DOL's future role becomes increasingly problematic if it proposes to approach the vast numbers of future applications in the way in which the unforgiving PERM system has been designed to. Perhaps an attestation system, enforced through an audit mechanism may be a better solution for the large scale legal immigration that lies ahead in America's future.
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BIA Pro Bono Project Update
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DOS Rule On Laser Visas
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Mr. Charles (ID 05/31/06) is apparently confusing what's good for Corporate America with what's good for the American people. Illegal immigration is not good for the American people. It flies in the face of our values and our way of life. It takes away our right to have the laws of our country enforced, and our voice heard. Nor is it good economically. According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, Americans are still the vast majority of workers in the fields he mentions, proof that Americans can and will do these jobs when the price is right. Even among day laborers, 25 percent were citizens or legal residents. Furthermore, why should we listen to Mr. Charles' opinon of America's domestic policies, seeing that he is apparently a resident of India. Is he a U.S. citizen? Even a legal immigrant to the U.S.? He, like President Fox of Mexico, apparently believes that our internal matters are fair game for interference by outside interests. It is not for outside interests, including illegal aliens themselves, to determine who should be an American citizen. Particularly when those outside interests have their own best interests at heart, not ours.
Foreign nationals studying in the USA using their parents' money not US taxpayers'. If the Congress decides to refuse them greencards to protect Americans from competition, they will go back to their countries to be hired by American or other multi national companies or immigrate to other developed countries anyway which really appreciate their skills and knowledge. The anti immigrants here, must also realize many Americans and Europeans are seeking quality yet affordable as low as 1/10th for elective surgeries and health care in countries such as India, Thailand or Malaysia.
Offshoring will be the result if USA decide to slam the door for the brightest smartest people of the world. Protectionism as always is the one that concern of anti immigrant losers. The loser will be the USA and Americans. Jobs still lost due to offshoring, and no politicians can't stop this global market force and phenomenon.
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