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DOL Challenge: Maintaining the Integrity of Foreign Labor Certification Programs

"OIG investigations continue to uncover schemes carried out by immigration attorneys, labor brokers, and transnational organized crime groups. OIG investigations have repeatedly revealed that fraudulent applications filed with DOL on behalf of fictitious companies, as well as schemes wherein fraudulent...

Has Immigration Fraud Really Gone Viral in the DOL PERM program?

"The requirement to secure a DOL labor certification as a prerequisite to an employment-based green card was established by Congress to protect U.S. workers. Yet, ironically, the Department charged with the duty to protect U.S. workers and certify job shortages has erected a false front...

DOL to Ramp Up Fraud Probes of H Visa Programs

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 well as criminal referrals. The announcement by Labor...