Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DOJ, USCIS, Team Up to Stop Employers Illegally Hiring Immigrants

The Department of Justice and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will expand their cooperation to combat fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers of foreign visa workers, DOJ announced Friday.
The two agencies announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will allow for better mutual training, collaboration, and sharing of information. The end goal of this shared work is a crackdown on U.S. employers who hire foreign labor rather than employing Americans in line with federal law.
"In the spirit of President Trump's Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, today's partnership adds to the Civil Rights Division's tools to stop employers from discriminating against U.S. workers by favoring foreign visa workers," explained Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division.
President Donald Trump's executive order, signed in April of 2017, called among other things for a tightening of enforcement of federal laws governing immigration for employment. Under the Immigration and Nationalization Act, any would-be economic immigrant is inadmissible unless his employer can show that there are not sufficient resident workers to fill the job, and that the would-be immigrant "will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed."
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