Immigration Law

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DOJ, DOL Partner to Combat Visa Abuse, Protect U.S. Workers
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, July 31, 2018 - "Today, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Labor (DOL) expanded their collaboration to better protect U.S. workers from discrimination by employers that prefer to hire temporary visa... Read More

Advance Copy of DOL Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order re H-2B, Island Holdings; Request for Comment
Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) is considering issuing on his own motion a declaratory order confirming that he has exclusive authority to make legal and policy determinations based on his statutory and regulatory authority to administer and... Read More

DOL Clears Infosys, Closes Investigation - Reuters
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters, Sept. 8, 2015 - "The U.S. Labor Department has cleared Infosys Ltd of any wrongdoing and closed its investigation after American technology workers at Southern California Edison complained their jobs were wrongfully outsourced... Read More

Tags: DOL , tata , labor , H-1B , infosys , hcl

DOL to Ramp Up Fraud Probes of H Visa Programs
Posted on 7 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters, June 6, 2017 - "The U.S. Labor Department said on Tuesday it is stepping up efforts to root out potential fraud in its visa programs for foreign workers, a move that will include increases in both civil investigations as... Read More

Tags: DOL , labor , Fraud , H-1B , acosta , H-2B , H-2A

Alabama Immigration Law's Surprise Result
Posted on 24 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Republican state Senator Scott Beason, a sponsor, said at a news conference last year that the restrictions on undocumented workers would “put thousands of native Alabamians back in the work force.” Instead, it caused a labor shortage... Read More

H-2A Visa System Fails Pacific Northwest Pear Growers
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Pacific Northwest grows the majority of the nation's pears, and they're predicted to have the third-largest harvest in history. But farmers are facing a shortfall that's been plaguing many agricultural industries — not enough... Read More

Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor
Posted on 25 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As the federal government cracks down on immigrants in the country illegally and forbids businesses to hire them, it is relying on tens of thousands of those immigrants each year to provide essential labor — usually for $1 a day or less —... Read More

Business Summit in Georgia Addresses Immigrant Labor, Reform
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Agricultural and restaurant business leaders say Arizona-style laws aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration threaten their industry. They're appealing to Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform to avert what they describe as... Read More

Feds Bust Immigrant Labor Ring in Houston's Chinatown
Posted on 31 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal agents arrested the owners of two employment agencies in Houston's vibrant Chinatown on Thursday and charged them with allegedly providing hundreds of undocumented workers, mostly from Latin America, to prep food, bus tables and wash... Read More