DOL Proposal Threatens Privacy

"A host of business trade associations have come out against a Department of Labor (DOL) proposal aimed at the employment of skilled foreign nationals on H-1B visas.  The associations argue the proposal to change the labor condition application (LCA) will threaten personal  and commercial privacy, encourage identify theft, add undue burdens on employers that need to move quickly to serve customers and discourage hiring skilled personnel to perform work in the United States.  Since an H-1B visa is often the only practical way to hire a skilled foreign national long-term in America, DOL’s proposal will make it more difficult to attract and retain highly skilled and educated foreign-born scientists, engineers and professionals, encouraging more work and projects to be done abroad." - NFAP, Sept. 2012.