Another Misfire By DOL
DOL's recent substitution rule states that employers, not aliens, must pay the advertising costs related to labor certification. DOL's intent is to increase the integrity of the labor certification process. Attorney Catherine Haight recently made the astute observation that contrary to DOL's intentions, requiring employers to pay the advertising costs increases the employer's investment in the alien by a like amount. This makes it more, not less, likely that US workers will be treated worse under the new rule, as compared to the old rule. Sadly, this is not surprising given that DOL's labor certification recruiting requirement is a circus in the first place and a figment of DOL's own invention without any basis in the statute.
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DOL Substitution Rule - A Major Flaw
Pravinchandra J. Patel writes "This brief article is intended to point out a major flaw in the regulatory language that creates an interpretive conflict."
Bloggings: June 7, 2007
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USCIS Reminds That CIR Is Not Act
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It is hard to fault the thoughtful analysis of the proposed point system in the Article by Gary Endelman and Asher Frankel (06/05/07 ID). However, we should be asking ourselves what is the overall purpose of adopting a point system as a replacement for the current employment based and family immigration systems. The answer is clear when one looks to see who the big losers would be, namely Latino immigrants. Latinos have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the family immigration system, and have also benefited much more from the current employment based system than they would from the proposed elitist, higher education, English language oriented point system. The more light that is shed on the details of the point system, the more obvious it will become that this is just one more transparent device for cutting down on immigration from Latin America, as well as other parts of the world where only a small, privileged elite have English fluency and access to higher education.This, without doubt, is the overriding purpose of the entire Senate bill, which is basically a "compromise" between those who want fewer Latinos and those who believe (as a Canadian immigration official was reported to have said about accepting Jewish refugees during World War Two) than none would be too many.
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New York, NY
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